|Mountain Math in the right corner|
|Picture from the website of Mtn Language|
Okay - here are some quick pros and cons of the kits.
- Price - for what you get I think these are realistically priced at $76.
- Great for skill review and keeping concepts fresh.
- Flexibility on how they are used in your classroom.
- Even though I've never used the online component, I'm going to have to list that as a pro as I think it would be great to incorporate technology with this program.
- Printed on thick card stock.
- You have to cut them out as they come a large sheets of cardstock - as a teacher with limited time already this is sort of a pain.
- They are not laminated, so if you like to have things laminated you will need to do it yourself.
- Size - if you have limited bulletin board space, they do take up quite a bit of room. Which is why the online version would probably be the way to go. However, they do have another option that you purchase which is smaller - it's the Center version. (So honestly with both the online version and center version you shouldn't have a problem but thought I should still be honest about the bulletin board size).
- On the question sheet they provide for your students to use, they don't use proper vocabulary that is taught in class. For example, on the language sheet, they ask students to list the word that means the opposite of the underlined word...... Um - you mean the antonym? Why not just use that word? I work hard at making sure my students understand vocabulary especially since when it comes to testing, the proper vocabulary is used. However, I fixed it by simply typing up my own question sheet and changed the wording of any that I deemed necessary. (If you want a copy just send me a message with your email.)
Do you have Mountain Language or Math in your classroom? How do you use it? Do you like it?