I chose website called www.coolmath.com for my analyses. There were two main reasons which determined my choice. First of all I really enjoyed the way this website looks. Secondly, I was pleasantly surprised by great quantity of useful and interesting information contained there.
I really liked that site presents information on such serious subject as math in interesting and entertaining way. The looks of the site makes its visitors to expect funny and interesting information and the creators of the site do not disappoint them.
The content of the site is divided into several categories. First of all information is divided according to the audience who attends the site.
There are sections for kids, young learners and for teachers. Each section is adapted to the needs and interests of the visitors. Kids section is colorful and bright. It contains puzzles, flash cards, time tables, books, calculators and many other interesting things. All sections are colorful and interesting. Even smallest children will not be bored browsing these pages. In addition they will get a lot of useful information in easy and interesting form. Small kids will be able to get their first knowledge on the subject in the form of the play. A lot of flash objects presents information in the form of the play. Small kids, who like playing and moving objects will gladly take part in the study process.
The second part, which is dedicated for youngsters under 14 years is also subdivided into several categories. These categories include: prealgebra, algebra, geometry and books. Learners will be able to choose the category they need and find an answer for their questions.
In the part for teachers the author of the site, Karen shares her experience in teaching math.
Karen has a lot of experience since she’s got Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in math and 14 years of experience working as a math teacher.
Her advices will be useful for teachers who want their children to be good at math, but also want to make them really interested in this subject. Different advices and tips for teachers are really valuable because they present the author’s methods which help the teachers to expand their methods of teaching and present new material in math in interesting and entertaining way. Those who believe that math is boring and dull subject will definitely change their opinion after visiting this site. I think that even adults will find a lot of interesting and new ideas on this site.
This website is easy to browser. In addition to the categories mentioned above it also contains math games, math lessons, math practice, math dictionary and many other sections which enable different people find any kind information on the subject.
There is also special section for parents where they may get useful advices which will help them to teach their children math. The author gives easy tips which help to explain math to children. Tips are divided on categories and this makes it comfortable for the users of the site to use it. The page contains not only math problems but also interesting advices which help to develop different skills of children. Some advices given to parents can be used for general development of their children, not only their analytical skills.
I really enjoyed time spent investigating this website. I liked the way it was created and designed. Site looks really funny and entertaining. I think it is a nice way to present serious information. The author of the site proves that even serious things, such as algebra and geometry, may be funny and exiting to study. In addition everybody interested in math has an opportunity to expand the knowledge in this field using coolmath.com. Many flash objects and pictures present information and math data in interesting way. Usually math is considered to be a precise science but this site proves that the study of math may be creative and interesting. Easy navigation and colorful menu make it attractive even for smallest visitors. I think the authors of the site made great job creating such a big project which can be useful for everybody interested in math. All data and information presented on this website are accurate and precise. In addition there are a lot of author’s developments on the field of math, such as funny games, schemes and pictures which give a lot of creative ideas on this field. Site is easy to navigate despite it contains a lot of different information for different users. Among week points of the website I would name its color theme. In the beginning bright colors seem attractive and catch visitors’ attention. Especially they are interesting for small visitors.
Unfortunately after some time eyes get tired of such bright colors and it becomes difficult to use it. In addition black background also makes the perception of information somewhat difficult. Despite these small demerits I still think that coolmath.com is a good resource on math which can be useful for teachers, students and their parents.