Updated July 2014

BrainPOP: Math

Clever videos and useful resources make math pop off the screen

Subjects & skills
Subjects
  • Math

Skills
  • Critical Thinking
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4–8
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BrainPOP's Math module includes a collection of videos and activities that are grouped into six content areas: algebra; data analysis; geometry & measurement; numbers & operations; probability; and ratio, proportion, & percent. Most videos cover middle school content, but some address content relevant in the upper-elementary grades. Other videos touch on some more advanced curriculum, as well. Overall, these resources are easy to incorporate into a lesson. 

Show a video as part of your whole-class instruction, or have students view it in small groups. To address any questions, have students use the Q&A activity that comes with each video to help guide a class discussion. Afterwards, have students complete the pencil-and-paper activity and quiz on their own. You can also use the FYI section as a writing activity. For example, students can write a 3-2-1 summary about one of the topics: 3 things they learned, 2 things they found most interesting, and 1 thing they still have questions about. As another option, the games can work well as rewards for students who've completed other work.

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Jennifer L. , Classroom teacher
Classroom teacher
Far Hills Country Day School
Far Hills, United States
Great, quick introduction or "hook" for a lesson
BrainPop is a great support in a classroom. It is wonderful for blended learning and offers students who are visual and aural learners another way to access the material. If BrainPop were able to have a downloadable quiz, rather than only online, it would support learners who may need a different visual/written format, and would allow for additional tools to be used along with the quiz.
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