Teacher Review For National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Great source for math practice at all levels and areas!

Jennifer P.
Classroom teacher
Sunnydale Elementary School
Streamwood, IL
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Throughout the school year, I show students how to use the website for specific practice of skills, such as with the Circle activities in Number & Operations. This activity has multiple levels, so students can challenge themselves appropriately. I also allow this website to be used during free time for students to practice their own math goals, which they have set at the beginning of the year. Students who need to improve in geometry can choose an activity in geometry if they finish math work early during class.
My Take
This website is excellent for practicing various skills in mathematics for any student. The activities are short to keep the attention of students, but can be challenging enough if chosen correctly. There are many activities that overlap grade levels - I would like more to be added for more variety as students move through school.