Teacher Review For Shmoop

Great site with a number of tools to help with learning!

Lynne M.
Retired Teacher
Former Teacher
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This site is a great tool in supplementing a whole class lesson in the classroom or in allowing at home learning or support for the students. I have used the flipped classroom approach this past school year and had I known about this site I would have used it! This site offers lessons, videos, quizzes, and sample problems in all areas of math. It took me awhile to navigate through it as I was new to the system but overall it was worth the time. I really liked the wide variety of material this site covers as well as the depth each topic goes into. This can be used for any grade level and any student.
My Take
Overall I felt this was an excellent tool to use in and out of the classroom. I liked how there were videos to help the students who are visual learners as well as practice problems that are graded immediately so the students are offered immediate feedback and can figure out what they are doing wrong to correct the error instead of repeating it over and over again. It really offers a wide variety of topics. It was a little difficult to navigate at first but once you know your way around the site it gets easier. The only downfall of this site is that it does cost money to get all of the material. Teachers are on a budget but I would invest in this site for sure as I think the return on this would be tenfold!