The site is challenging and fun for Grades K-6. There are Logic and Math Games and Word Problems. Each section has several different learning games to play. Some of the games are two players, so more than one child can play. By doing this the site may hold the attention the children longer than if they were doing something like flashcards. The site loads quickly has good graphics and is really colorful. It is voted #1 by homeschool.com.
Material Type: Quiz/Test
Date Added to MERLOT: March 16, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 14, 2010
Submitter: Brandi Forse
Primary Audience: Grade School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure
Browse in Categories
Discussion for mathplayground
4 years ago
Josh Davies (Student)
Of the sites that I reviewed for my math class, this was my favorite. I am not sure if that was because the site was designed for elementary school students or because of its very easy to understanding format and layout. I spent about 30 minutes on this site. As I reviewed the content, I found that the examples that were used to "teach" the topic were very helpful and enabled me to walk through solving the problem.
The site is easy to use, visually appealing, easy to navigate, and welcoming. The content is easy to find and the applications are organized well.
Time spent reviewing site: Greater than 30 minutes. I attempted to view the site as if I were an elementary school student (not hard to do) and see if I could understand the components without further instruction. Great site and one that would be benefical to have in the classroom to help illustrate key points.
8 years ago
Greg DeMatteo (Faculty)
Math Playground contains a vast collection of student-friendly math activities. Content covers basic operations, coordinates, algebraic reasoning and problem solving. Site works well for whole class activities using a standard projector. Try the function machine - your students will enjoy it immensely.
Used in course