Teacher Review for Mangahigh

Students try out transformations in space to reach goals.

Meg K.
Technology Specialist
Capitol Hill Magnet School
St. Paul, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I offer these games as choices. My students figured out strategies quickly and shared with peers. They loved challenging students from other schools as well as having friendly competitions among themselves. Players receive points, are ranked and can earn badges.
My Take
TranStar gives great visual support to students who are learning or reviewing translations, reflections, rotations and enlargements. They direct moves of shapes to guide TranStar to its new home through sectors of the galaxy. There are objects that help/hinder progress. Two great supports: students are guided through practice rounds as they learn to use/avoid these objects; there are explanations with graphics which explain the concepts if needed. Students get several chances to guide the shapes correctly; this trial and error approach can really help them learn how the transformations work.