Monthly Archives: October 2011

Great On-Line Learning

I wanted to share with you Hippo Campus. This is a wonderful independent learning site for many courses, particularly algebra. Students are provided an opportunity to warm up to the lesson, reviewing and assess previous learned skills, and then move into video lessons that walk them through the mathematics unit. Instruction can be geared to the student’s pace. Opportunities to assess learning are provided throughout. The explanations are very clear and accurate.

If  I had one thing to change about the site it would be the font size. It seems a bit small and difficult to read, however, this is not in reference to the instructional window. This is regarding the scrolling lesson outlines to the left and the explanation boxes that appear to help students along. I find the key notes at the bottom of the instruction window very helpful. For instance, if the lesson, activity or problem involves a certain algebraic property or definition, this is provided below the window the lesson is being presented in.

If you teach algebra, this is certainly a site to have linked on your webpage or provided to students and parents for extra support for your class.

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