Teacher Review for Mathalicious

terrible interactive website (use khanacademy)

John M.
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My Subjects Math, Science
My Rating
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My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Student-driven work
How I Use It
i tried using it as a supplementary i gave my students 3 choices - khanacademy - brilliant.org -this website everybody tried this website but saw that the inquiry approach just simply wasn't working, and as a teacher who's dabbled in university teaching this does NOT prepare students for the occasion at all. Furthermore, this does a terrible job at providing an intuitive backbone for some of the simpler topics we discuss and teach in math. Overall, my students who used khanacademy saw a MUCH HIGHER probability of success.
My Take
i completely dislike this program -> stupid interaction -> waters down/overexplains topics, can't hit the right balance -> stop the video when you go to the next question!!! -> some of these make no sense/twist reality so much in a way that fits the mathematical topic (E.g the basketball fouling question - they obviously didn't mean to foul) -> also starting with application then teaching intuition and concepts is a proven way for failure -> overall this is terrible as a learning source and supplementary!!!