Teacher Review For The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense

Addictive, Seriously Fun, and Educational!

Meghan Z.
Classroom teacher
Olsen Elementary School
Port Aransas, TX
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My Grades 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
This engaging, and adaptive app, is an excellent tool for both teaching and practicing geometry. It would work great as a hook into geometry, and is an excellent way to introduce / practice vocabulary. Students can play by themselves or work in small teams. This game makes a great math station, and allows more than one user per iPad, which makes it very easy to track progress.
My Take
Students are drawn into this game, and ask to play repeatedly. I love that the gamification of geometry has increased student vocabulary and is teaching them without them really even knowing it. They're connecting bad guys, with hilarious mustaches, and hearing "strait line" or "open shape" over and over again. The adaptive ability of The Land of Venn is also incredible. The game actually adjusts to your student's speed and ability level. Highly reccomended for engagin, interacitve geometry lessons.