Today, the nonprofit media organization Common Sense is launching a site to help parents. Called Wide Open School (WideOpenSchool.org), it combines in one place the best educational resources for publishers, nonprofits and education companies.
I really like how the math manipulatives are large and the navigation is easy to use. One tool that this site has, that I haven’t seen on other sites is the balance scale – great for teaching equivalence. The probability and base ten blocks tools on this site are excellent as well!
"Teachers Pay Teachers has a consumer rating of 2.6 stars from 10 reviews indicating that most consumers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. ... The most common issues with Teachers Pay Teachers are around customer service, which is not as good as expected by some customers."
ST works incredibly well when student have autonomy over their own learning. It can be difficult not to help students when they are struggling through a concept, but assisting them only takes away the power of the productive struggle.
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