Teacher Review For Math Magic

Fantastic Math Facts Drill!

Kristy (GAE) L.
Media specialist/librarian
P.S. 200 Benson
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Math Magic is a great, hands-on tool for drill and practice. I've used this as individual practice, but it could also be used for homework, small group, or class practice. Children enjoy racing the clock in the optional "timed" mode.
My Take
I am a big fan of the old fashioned drill techniques. This app offers the opportunity to practice quick facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I really liked the option to "randomize" the operation and the preferences page allows you to set many things such as number range and challenge time. The app offers instant feedback, positive reinforcement and an opportunity to choose the correct answer after you have made a mistake. I had to choose a lower rating for support as it does lend itself to scaffolding - it's basically drill. It does however offer praise verbally - and there is nothing for the student to read. It's a big thumbs up from this classroom!