Teacher Review For Math Open Reference

This is a great digital manipulative to help students explore definitions and properties interactively.

Ben W.
Classroom teacher
CCNTH, Nipomo, CA
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My Grades 9, 10
My Subjects Math
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
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
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
The specific way I use math open ref is to embed links into my digital documents, allowing students to click on confusing terms and go directly to a page that allows them to view the properties associated with that terms. Essentially allowing for micro selection to be included into confusing passages in real time. Students love this site and use it in happily and enthusiastically!
My Take
Math open ref is a great way to support academic language in a mathematics classroom. The site has detailed definitions, formulas and properties, usually illustrated with digital representations that students can change and explore to truly grapple with new terms and properties. The nature of the way data is easily and independently accessible allows students to revisit the terms at any time, finding their own meaning of complicated academic vocabulary.