Teacher Review for Polyup

Students have fun learning with game-like tool

Marc P.
Classroom teacher
Willard Intermediate
Santa Ana, United States
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My Subjects Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this tool twice a week to reinforce lessons and to review critical skills. The students like the logic flow and intuitively grasp the reverse Polish logic. I have found that special education learners and low literacy learners are sometimes the first to finish lessons because the product is not language-driven. I have also had advanced learners who have designed their own problems.
My Take
My take is that this is a powerful teaching tool that enables me to coach students as they problem solve and correct errors in process logic. My kids enjoy this because of its game-like structure. They also enjoy finding errors and making corrections, which is the best way for them to learn math. I have found that students who would take 40 minutes to do a 20 problem worksheet will accomplish the same set of problems in 15 minutes with a far greater retention rate.