Teacher Review For ExploreLearning Gizmos

Great way for students to see applications of math.

Brent P.
Classroom teacher
Novi High School
Novi, MI
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used it to reinforce concepts the students were learning in their Precalculus class. For most of my Honors Precalculus students, the assessment questions were too easy. Most could have answered the questions without using the Gizmo. In the future I may use Explore Learning at the beginning of a unit to see what they can discover on their own.
My Take
Overall, I really like the product. It is a great way to have the students interact with math as opposed to just doing problems. As a teacher, it is an efficient way to collect data on my student's understanding. Because I can immediately see the results to the assessment questions, I can easily determine which students are struggling and differentiate my instruction.