Teacher Review For Mathlanding

A searchable database of math lessons, videos, resources that is designed for the teachers, specialist, and coaches.

Nathan P.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I would use this website to get ideas, lessons, or strategies on teaching specific math topics. A simple search for 6th grade decimals will give you around 100 results, some reviewed, to look through including activities, reference materials, videos, interactive media, games, demonstrations, and instructor guides. There is a lot of information and not much of it is reviewed. You can find some great things, but you have to be willing to put time in. I have gotten some good social media resources from this site as far as suggestions for people or groups to follow on twitter, including the website itself, that will give you strategies. The idea of the "my toolbox" where you can save resources that you like is great. Similar to a board on this website.
My Take
This website is designed for the teachers, coaches, and math specialists out there. It is not designed for the students. What it gives you is a searchable database of resources. You can search by grade, topic, or standard. Once you register, you can also save anything that you like in "my toolset" so that you don't have to look for it again and again. There are also connections to forums for discussions, webinars, suggestions for social media (such as great people or groups to follow on twitter), and even blogs to peruse. There is a lot of information at your fingertips. The problem will be taking the time to look through everything to get the best out of it. If you have the time and the willingness, this could be an absolute great resource for you. Sadly, it can also be a little overwhelming. When searching for specific topics or standards, you get a ton of results with little to no feedback on the quality and just a little snippet about each one. It is very easy to just gloss over and continue scrolling without really taking the time to look at what could be great lessons or ideas.