How I Use It
I use redbird math in my 6th grade math class. The amount of differentiation it provides to my students is incredible. It's very powerful to look around the room and see all my students engaged in math practice at their level. My students are excited about the STEM projects and games redbird math has.
I used this platform as a weekly homework assignment where my students were required to complete 60 minutes. Students tracked their progress in a log-book and shared it with me. Through the online platform I can view everything that my students have completed/typed/clicked on while working on redbird. It even sends me 'notices' about students who are excelling and students who are struggling. The program has really helped some of my struggling learners to catch up on missing content knowledge and helped me figure out where my students need more support.
Before I started using redbird math I was worried about how to incorporate it into my lessons and then realized that it would work best for me as a weekly homework assignment with some time to work on it in class. Ideally I would have loved to use it as a station in a station rotation but I wasn't able to facilitate that for this year.
I would strongly recommend redbird math for any teacher who is looking for an adaptive software to help students succeed in math. I love that it has games and STEM projects to help students stay engaged. I also love the progress model where I can see how my students are doing.
It would be nice if there were more choices on how students could learn a topic. The main way students learn the information is through reading. It would be nice if there were videos in addition to the reading. That being said, I would still strongly recommend redbird mathematics. After using redbird math I have seen the power of using an adaptive software to support learners and will always incorporate it into my math classes in the future.