Tuesday, February 24, 2009
World Math Day
Right now grade 5 is practicing their calculation skills by taking timed tests against other 11 year olds around the world. The site is called worldmathsday.com and it gives students calculation drills in the form of "face-offs" among 4 children. We can see the children's avatars, as well as their locations, and as the teacher I can see my student's scores, averages, and our class total of correct answers.
The students are really excited. The games are leveled so that the more a child is able to do, the harder the questions become. Individualized learning - everyone gets the math that challenges them, and all can practice at the same time and get instant feedback on right and wrong answers.
Students can log in using the passwords I gave them. The site closes after March 4th.