Teacher Review for Free Rice

Students are motivated to complete problems and advance.

Todd B.
Classroom teacher
Lancaster Mennonite School
Lancaster, United States
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Math, Science
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Practice
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use this to encourage students to practice their math facts. They enjoy leveling up and seeing how many grains of rice they can fill into the bowl. I bring the laptops into the classroom and have students work individually. It gives me the chance to circulate and assess student's grasp of facts at different levels. I can help advanced students develop better algorithms for mental math, and I can work with struggling students to do the same thing.
My Take
Free Rice gives students the motivation to practice math facts and drills in other subjects. I find that students love seeing how many grains of rice they can donate. I commonly hear students asking, "Am I really donating rice?" When I say, "Yes," they are even more motivated. The visual of rice in the bowl is excellent.