i completely dislike this program
-> stupid interaction
-> waters down/overexplains topics, can't hit the right balance
-> stop the video when you go to the next question!!!
-> some of these make no sense/twist reality so much in a way that fits the mathematical topic (E.g the basketball fouling question - they obviously didn't mean to foul)
-> also starting with application then teaching intuition and concepts is a proven way for failure
-> overall this is terrible as a learning source and supplementary!!!
Dwaina S.East-West School of International StudiesFlushing, NY
March 16, 2015
Real-World Application Lessons (A snap!)
This is a great teaching tool. I would suggest that this be used once a unit? Otherwise students may feel inundated with this lesson format and lose interest. I liked the ability to search for content standards and grade level to pinpoint which lessons would benefit my students most. Students who are constantly asking or thinking about "why do we need to learn this" will find it gratifying to see real-world current applications of mathematical content and concepts. Visual learners will appreciate the visual tools (slideshows, videos, applets) incorporated into each lesson. The price point is a little steep, however I suggest finding several math teachers in your building who would be willing to chip in for one login. There is nothing specifically tied to your account, just open access to all of the lessons. I will definitely continue to use this as at the middle and high school level!
Denis K.District 75 Special Education Science Instructional CoachNew York, NY
August 15, 2014
Well-developed lessons with section to talk to your peers about how it went.
Well developed lessons, handouts, videos, the whole caboodle really. There's few things to add to the lesson plans other than extension activities for higher functioning students or adding some depth and complexity to assignments on your own. The pictures and videos are great - standards-based and content-oriented with few distractions to keep students on task.