Teacher Review for Numbers for Osmo

Math computation practice just got better!

Sarah P.
Teacher Expert - Educational Technology / IT Collaborator
Anchorage School District
Anchorage, AK
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students love using Numbers OSMO during station time! Using Numbers for OSMO, student practice numeracy and computation skills. Students add the tiles, place them in front of the iPad, and display the answer to the number displayed on the bubbles. The goal is to pop enough bubbles in order to free the fish and add them to your collection in order to advance through different levels of math computation problems. This app is a great way to get students practicing computation! I love the kinesthetic component as well as the scaffolding of basic facts. It is important to note that in order to use the Numbers for OSMO, the OSMO kit is required. The kit includes the OSMO base station, OSMO Mirror, and OSMO math tiles.
My Take
One downside is to use the Numbers for OSMO, the OSMO kit is required. The kit includes the OSMO base station, OSMO Mirror, and OSMO math tiles. Many classrooms do not have enough OSMO kits to effectively run stations, so I like to recommend what I call "Collaborative Mission Options". In a collaborative mission, students would play a partner where each person is tasked with finding one attended (minuend, subtrahend, multiplier...) tile to place in front of the iPad.