Teacher Review For NRICH

NRICH can be used as part of a website list for Algebra homework help.

Lisa K.
Technology coordinator
Babson College
Wellesley, MA
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My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I had different learners test the site. Although students had difficulty navigating the site they found the games and activities engaging and liked that there was a solution link available that provided explanation. Feedback from the students "there are better math websites out there". I would not write off the site completely. I would recommend including NRICH as part of a website list resources for students to access as tool to help with homework.
My Take
It is because there are many good math websites available to help with algebra that are easy to use and offer what NRICH offers(and more), that I would only use NRICH as a website for students to use as a reinforcement tool not as a learning tool. The site comes with algebra games, problems and activities that can be played online or offline and does offer free enrichment material. However, the site is unorganized, not user friendly, and does not offer a good search tool. One interesting feature it does have is the "Just ask NRICH" that is setup like a forum that can be used to help with problems.