What it is: MathMovesU is an interactive virtual world where middle school students can interact with algebra, geometry, decimals, fractions, and word problems through topics they are passionate about like sports, music, and fashion. As students navigate through MathMovesU they will encounter math problems delivered through games, polls, and fun facts. The site is a great supplement to curriculum and will help students practice and improve their math skills in a fun, engaging manner.
How to integrate MathMovesU into the classroom: MathMovesU is an innovative approach to math practice that shows kids how math is used in real life. As students explore the MathMovesU virtual world they will collect points by discovering math and tracking solutions. This site truly encourages students to discover more, dig deeper and think critically about math. Start your own MathMovesU class competition for the school year where students work to earn the most points. MathMovesU is a great alternative to worksheet practice. It is best to use MathMovesU in a one to one scenario where each student has their own computer to work on. If a one to one experience isn’t possible, use classroom computers as a center. Throughout the year students can rotate through the center to earn points and practice.
Tips: MathMovesU needs a robust network, the site is highly interactive but can crawl if you have a lab full of students accessing it at once.
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