Teacher Review For Math Snacks

Math Snacks are a great way to help students develop conceptual understanding of certain challenging concepts.

Kerry M.
Math Education Specialist
New Mexico State University
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My Grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
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
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I worked with a group of students at a Math Snacks summer camp. This was the third year that I worked with the summer camp. Many of the students were returning to camp because they enjoyed the previous years. We followed the protocols on mathsnacks.org about how to use the games. After playing the games, the students ability to talk about the math concepts really improved. We also used some of the suggested bonus activities. The activities really supported the math concepts. During the camp we did not experience any challenges with the games crashing. I've played the games myself on a mac and a pc and did not have any problems on either.
My Take
The Math Snacks games are great tools for helping teach particular topics that students consistently struggle with. In order to get the most out of the games I recommend using the protocols on mathsnacks.org. The students find the games engaging and seem to develop a better understanding of the math concepts.