Product Review of Figure This!
Figure This! is a math site supported by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It uses real-life experiences to teach kids to apply math concepts. It covers a wide range of topics and challenges, including algebra, geometry, statistics, and probability. Kids can access the topics in PDF format or on the website. Each exercise includes hints, the correct answer with explanations, additional questions, and reading suggestions.
What Users Love About the App
“Math story problems engage kids in problem-solving as well as rich discussions.”
“Figure This! offers fun math-inquiry activities.”
“Each activity offers solutions and opportunities to extend learning. Resources are also available in Spanish.”
“A good teacher can make the scenarios interesting and even exciting, so using it as supplemental materials would work, especially since a large portion of the PDF files are available in Spanish also. Not as exciting as other websites, but definitely prepares students for items on standardized tests.”
What Users Dislike About the App
“Responsiveness is limited to a single hint for all problems.”
“Figure This: Math Challenges for Families is text-based which means no interactivity, no sound, no multimedia (although PowerPoint presentation is included), and no feedback.”