Teacher Review For Brilliant

Awesome STEM resource to extend curiosity

Clint J.
Classroom teacher
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton
Atherton, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use it to provide extensions for students who finish assignments early in class. It should be noted that pulling one of these challenges out at random and using as an activity can be disastrous, as the set up time for scaffolding can very significantly.
My Take
I love the difficulty level of these topics - it gives students an alternative to traditional resume-building, and exposes them to hackathon-type challenges, or Google interview questions, in a CS competition format.