How I Use It
Cyberchase can be used to target specific math topics and skills. The games can help build math skills in an engaging way. Just make sure you preview the material first to see if it matches your students' needs.
Cyberchase helps make mastering math topics fun and engaging. The free website offers students many topics to investigate. Once they narrow in on a topic Cyberchase provides video explanations, games, and activities to support student learning. Students seemed to enjoy the videos and games.
On the downside, it was difficult to set students loose on the website and expect them to complete grade-level material. For example, some of the fraction games were way to easy for my 4th graders while others were too difficult.
The site is organized by topic, not grade, or standard. There is no way to know whether the content is appropriate for your students without sampling the video/games/activities. There is also no data backend to track student learning. The system is not adaptive to to student needs either.