Matific

Freemium! Matific contains a series of learning activities designed to developed users’ math skills in grades K-6. From the main page, users can sort the math activities by grade, curriculum, book, or test practice. Once sorted, users can pick an activity of interest, and the website will load it. The activity will then prompt users to complete it by calculating answers, choosing objects, moving shapes, or interacting with the problem in some other way. If users are correct, the website indicates so by making a chiming noise. If users are incorrect, the website makes a honking sound and users can…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.3
B. Design - 8.3
C. Engagement - 7.7

7.8

Matific: A Resource for K-6 Math Learning

Summary : Adding Engagement to Math

Matific contains a series of learning activities designed to developed users’ math skills in grades K-6. From the main page, users can sort the math activities by grade, curriculum, book, or test practice. Once sorted, users can pick an activity of interest, and the website will load it. The activity will then prompt users to complete it by calculating answers, choosing objects, moving shapes, or interacting with the problem in some other way. If users are correct, the website indicates so by making a chiming noise. If users are incorrect, the website makes a honking sound and users can try again.

Please Note: Users are only able to access a limited amount of content for free, and this review was based on the free version. Users will need to subscribe to Matific in order to access all of its content and supplemental materials.

Instructional Ideas

  1. After a lesson about a mathematical topic, teachers can have students complete an activity on this website that reinforces their learning. When finished, teachers can ask students what they did, how they performed, and if they had any additional questions.
  2. After students complete an exercise from this website, teachers can facilitate a discussion where students explain when they would use the skill from the exercise in their daily lives. That way, it will add relevancy to the exercises they are completing.
  3. To support their learning, teachers can first break their students into small groups, and each group can be assigned an exercise to complete. Afterwards, the group can plan how to act out the exercise and, when ready, perform it in front of their class. In this way, students will be transferring the skill from being computer based to being a presentation.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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