Lots of ideas and a great way to make math interactive!

Submitted 8 years ago
Melissa S.
Melissa S.
Novi High School
Novi MI, US
My Rating

My Take

A lot of really great activities for introducing, visualizing, and practicing various concepts. Math nowadays seems to lack the explanation of why something exists or why a property is the way it is. Some of these activities dive into these explanations. With our students growing up in a time where technology is so prevalent, these activities are great ways to keep them active in learning and give them the visualization that their brains thrive on. The down side to this website is that it works mostly with the TI brand calculator. For a lot of the activities, you need to download a program from their website and send it to every calculator you will be using for that activity. I know that having to send this to all 30 calculators in my classroom would keep me from wanting to use activities from this site,

How I Use It

I have mostly used this website as a way to introduce concepts. I also have used the absolute value activity as a fun way to practice/review their knowledge of translated graphs These activities had a lot of steps to them and many students were confused by what a question was asking. I ended up having to tweak a few of the steps or demonstrate what the step was asking them to do. There seemed to be so many steps involved, that by the end, my students had shut down their brains. There are some review games on this website that look really neat and I hope to try these in the future!