Teacher Review For Numbers for Osmo

Fun Hands-on Math Practice

Jennifer A.
Classroom teacher
Montclaire Elementary School
Los Altos, CA
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health & Wellness
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Osmo Numbers in my classroom in centers. Since a base is required and I only have a few it doesn't work to have all students playing at the same time. However, a 10-20 minute center rotation is the perfect amount of time for 2 students to work together on the game. Not only are they building math skills, but also cooperation skills. A recent feature of Osmo games is a "log in", which allows different students to return to their level at a later time. This makes it easy for differentiation and individualization. Students can choose from counting, addition, concatenation, and multiplication. The only downside is that the iPad must be removed from any case to play.
My Take
Osmo Numbers is a fabulous way for students to practice math facts and early counting skills. The app is bright, the fish cheerful, and there are positive reinforcements and no timer pressures. Students can always try again so there's no feeling of "I lost". I like the new feature of student accounts so I can monitor progress.