How I Use It
I have used this to introduce a lesson to the class. I like the videos and word problems it gives to introduce a concept. I have early finishers work on Mathcoach. I make assignments to the children and they work on them at their pace. I have also made homework assignments for them to do at home. When we were working on measuring I assigned a fun game for them to practice. I have also assigned games to practice mastering facts. You can also print out lessons and worksheets to do in class or send home for homework. Overall this is a great website for the price!
What I really like is that it provides scaffolded practice for the children and gives the teacher a way to analyze they types of errors they are making. I love the use of tenframes throughout the program as it provides them with great visual support. The teacher can assign a test for the students to take. The program then generates for the children the concepts within that unit that the children need to work on. After completing those assignments they take a post test. The downside is that the test has 40 problems which can be challenging for a child to complete in one sitting. However, if the child needs to take a break for awhile or a day or week, it saves the progress. When the child logs on again to this test, it goes to where they left off. It provides children a choice of what they would like to work on as well. I also love that it keeps track of their progress! I can print out cute certificates for the kids when they make a goal and I can print out reports to keep in their folder and share with a parent.