Teacher Review For XtraMath

good for timed drill work

lorene d.
Special Education Instructor
eastern suffolk boces (holbrook, new york, NY)
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Practice
Great with ELL
General
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it as a drill type activity with my students who are struggling in math. My students are lower functioning so the simplicity of the Extra math App works for them. They are very visual learners so the yellow happy face that appears when they get the answer correct in the allotted time is great for them .I used this app after I taught a unit on simple addition of single and double digits. At the end of the unit my students used the Xtra Math app on the smart board as a fun reinforcement of their skills. It would be a better tool to use if it was a little more exciting . For example if graphics were in color or were a little more "fun" to use. I also would like it better if I was able to adjust the amount of time allotted for the completion of each session. I have some students who require more time to process the equation.
My Take
I use the Extra math app as a timed drill work activity. It reinforces the math skills already learned. Most of my students have benefited from the use of the Xtra math app.