Teacher Review For Little Alchemy

Minimal educational value, engaging and supports logical thinking.

Larry O.
Southeast Christian School
Parker, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Student-driven work
How I Use It
I primarily use this as a transition from other projects for students who have a few minutes of computer time available after their other assignments for the day are complete. It rarely fails to engage students and encourages collaboration.
My Take
Little Alchemy provides an engaging opportunity for students to discover increasingly complicated programmed combinations and to suggest their own "creative combinations." It encourages completion, logical thinking, and imagination. There are tempting options to get "cheat" solutions.