How I Use It
I used this product in my teaching to show the students how math concepts apply to the real world. We were working on graphing and this interactive lesson allowed the students to see how they could graph situations from their everyday life. Having the students working on this allowed them to go at their own pace and gave me an opportunity to pull students that needed one-to-one or small group instruction with the teacher. It helped the students be able to see how math is used in the real world and how they can use graphs to show data. Some of my students had difficulty staying engaged due to the simplicity of the examples given.
My opinion about PBS LearningMedia is that it is a great tool for students to use in the classroom. I liked that the students could go through a lesson at their own pace. It served the students as a great interactive way for them to learn math and see how it applies to their everyday life. The students were able to see how the topics they learn in math class apply to the real world. It is a great tool for teachers because they can get some students working on this interactive program while they pull other students who need more one-to-one assistance.