Teacher Review For Math Playground

One of the best things on this site is thinking blocks. These help build conceptual knowledge of operations.

Renee P.
Classroom teacher
Swain West Elementary
Bryson City, NC
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My Grades 3
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I assign it as a center and ask students to work through the 8 problems presented after they watch the explanation video. It is interesting and very helpful in understanding conceptual learning in math!
My Take
This site is a bit overwhelming but the thinking blocks are totally amazing. They build conceptual knowledge in the matter of Singapore math and help students understand about the parts and wholes of word problems. It starts simple but gets much more advanced.