Learning Resource 1

Name of teaching resource

"IXL Homepage" (IXL, n.d.)
“IXL Homepage” (IXL, n.d.)

IXL – Match clocks and times

Weblink

 http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/match-clocks-and-times

Who should this digital resource be used with?

The IXL matching clocks and times activity would be an appropriate interactive activity to engage year two students. According to the Mathematics Content Descriptors, as outlined in the Australian Curriculum, year two students are required to “tell time to the quarter hour, using the language of ‘past’ and ‘to’ (ACARA, 2014).

How should it be used?

This activity would be appropriate to use with the whole class on an interactive white board. The time activity would be best utilised as a follow up activity, as it provides the opportunity for children to  practice learnt concepts, additionally the activity reinforces the year 1 outcome of being able to tell time to the half hour (ACARA, 2014).

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

This resource enables the  teacher to utilise  her knowledge of children’s abilities to target learning. For example the year 1 concept of half hour time would be aimed at weaker students, whereas the remaining students would practice quarter past and quarter to questions.

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

I believe this site offers a well constructed interactive activity that aligns with the objectives of the Australian Curriculum. Possibly the only negative of the site is the cost of $79 per annum, however the overall benefits of the site justifies the cost.

Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

The IXL website follows the Australian Curriculum and for this reason the activities provided on the site can be used in similar ways to the ones described above for different math outcomes

Reference

IXL. (n.d.). IXL Homepage [Image]. Retrieved from http://au.ixl.com/

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