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Flip your classroom learning of math concepts with this animated, interactive website!

I think Math Live! Can be a great addition to any classroom instruction. The video lessons are thorough and make for rather engaging instruction for students. Also, the opportunity for students to work independently, at their own pace is a nice asset to the site. I also like that the animated lessons are interactive and stop and ask students to demonstrate their understanding throughout the lesson. Students do have the ability to skip ahead past sections without actually completing the activities contained within the lesson, which could be an issue for some students. Another thing to point out is that the math content is aimed at upper elementary or early middle school skills and is aligned to Canadian objectives. This is certainly not a deal breaker, but teachers will need to take a little bit of time to align to their state’s objectives. One other helpful resource for teachers is the teacher notes section. It lists common misconceptions students may have regarding the lesson material, which I feel is an asset for teachers. Finally, there are additional associated activities for student use to practice the new skills. Unfortunately these are strictly printable worksheets, and not interactive, but helpful nonetheless. Overall, I think Math Live! Can be a great resource for teaching or remediation in any upper elementary or middle school math class.
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Excellent, High Quality Lessons that are great for Flipped Classroom or Student Support

I love this website and highly recommend it. The videos are broken down into small steps, called topics, that students can go back to in order to review. The videos are very supportive, as the characters visually teach the lesson in small steps and shows several ways how to solve problems-pictorially (with manipulatives) and symbolically (procedurally). The manipulatives and numbers that represent the manipulatives are even color-coded to help students make connections. Each lesson has brief, interactive practice question throughout the steps of the video for students to monitor their comprehension, and end with a brief summary of the key instructional focus. There are assessment sheets that can be printed out, which include a scoring rubric and samples of student work at each level. The scoring rubric and samples support the teacher, but can also be shared with students to set expectations for how they should thoroughly show their mathematical thinking and to show students show their work will be assessed. There are also activity sheets with answer guides that allow students to practice and apply what they've learned in the video in new ways. I love that the site even has a glossary, which can be accessed by lesson or for all key-vocabulary across the website. The glossary is very descriptive and uses flash to emphasize key aspects of the term, which support student understanding. This website is exactly what I have been looking for as a high-quality way to support struggling students.
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