Teacher Review for Math Chimp

Great potential, fantastic looking, needs to get better, but can still be useful.

Nathan P.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This website is nicely broken down into videos, games, and worksheets for the common core standards by grades 1-8. It works as a starting point to head you in the direction of some really nice resources. Be forewarned that not all links are filled yet and you may find a lot of empty space or broken links. Also be aware that the links send you to other website that actually house the resource. This website is a guide. My students, and my kids at home, really enjoyed some of the games that we found through the website, and I will be using a good number of worksheets to supplement our new common core materials. Just be ready that the website it not all that it seems just yet.
My Take
This is a great looking website that attempts to be a one stop shop for games, videos, worksheets and more for grades 1-8. It is aligned to the common core standards, which is nice, but still needs a lot of work. At first glance, I got real excited at the setup and thought it would be a fantastic website. Once you start clicking on the links, you find that it is not always the case. I found that a good number of the video links were either empty or the link was broken. The excitement was quickly replaced with sadness. While this website can be a good starting point, you will still have some work to do to find exactly what you are looking for and to see if the resource you found is any good. There are places for ratings but I have not seen any done yet. The website is still set up nice and has the potential to be a great place to easily find games, videos, and worksheets classified by grade, common core topics, and broken down further into each individual standard. I suggest checking it out and bookmarking it to come back to occasionally to see if it has improved. I am hoping that it does.