Teacher Review For Coolmath

Dated & Questionable

Joshua H.
Technology coordinator
Fairfield-Suisun USD
Fairfield, CA
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My Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
My Rating 1
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 1
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with Low literacy
How I Use It
I am an instructional coach and I steer teachers away from this website. Leaving the incredibly outmoded design and look of the site aside for a moment, in my experience over half of the games have nothing to do with math in any meaningful way. Since there is no login there is no way to track progress or even if they students are on the right game.
My Take
The engagement is good on this site because exceedingly few of the games on this site are anything but entertainment. There is little to redeem it instructionally and there are tons of free and low cost alternatives that have actual pedagogical use.