Teacher Review For United States Mint: h.i.p. Pocket Change

Good information, but misses on engagement for upper grades.

Leah K.
Technology Training/Integration Specialist
Cobb County School District
Marietta, GA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used The Mint in the past, but I have to admit to not being crazy about its current format. I can definitely see some benefit to lower grade level students or students with lower literacy. The Mint can be used to supplement economic concepts in the classroom.
My Take
The Mint could use some work on engaging students of all levels. Its games and activities are great for younger kids, but there are not many resources for high school kids even though it is rated for K through 12.