Teacher Review for Mangahigh

Short and sweet timed MATH games tied to Common Core - WOW!!!

Gloria E.
Associate Professor
Georgian Court University
Lakewood, United States
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My Subjects Math, Social Studies
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
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
There is no doubt that students will have great reinforcement from these games. Used Mangahigh.com with K-5 pre-service teachers as a technology integration resource they could consider/use in the classroom. Might actually recommend as a resource for pre-service teachers who need to review their math skills in preparation for PRAXIS II.
My Take
Pleasantly surprised at how the Math Common Core was used as the foundation for pre-selecting math-appropriate games of 10 short items. Those reviewed (grades 3, 4, and 5) were very interactive and provided immediate feedback. At the end of game, each item could be reviewed. Wrong responses contained solutions so understanding is immediate. Since each item had a maximum time allocation, participating students become acclimated to timed testing. An element of competitiveness is unavoidable as "best scores" are tracked.