Teacher Review For Math Playground

Common Core math games

Melanie S.
Classroom teacher
Terrace Middle School (Lakeport, CA)
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My Grades 5
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
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
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have the students watch a video on a mathematical concept, and then they can create their own videos using a different program. Additionally, I use it for fast finishers to play math games to deeper their understanding of a concept. The students love the games where they can compete against other students in our room.
My Take
Math Playground has videos on subjects the students can watch for Math instruction. Some of the games are for practice, but many of the games create a deeper understanding of math concepts. I think the site promotes the kind of thinking that is expected with the new common core standards.