Algebra is commonly referred to as a “gatekeeper” to higher level learning, not just in mathematics but also other fields. My goal as an algebra teacher is not only to make sure my students pass my course, but I want them to pass with confidence in themselves. This confidence will allow them to walk into other fields persevering and overcoming challenges. Therefore, it is crucial that I have frequent check-ins both with the whole class and with students individually. I am always searching for interactive tech tools that allow for whole group discussion and engaging activities. This is where Woot Math Polls have been a major success in my classroom.
As a middle school math teacher, I continue to see many students struggle with making sense of rational numbers and especially operations with fractions. To help address this deep need, I have found Woot Math to be effective in building the conceptual understanding my students need to succeed.