I recently had the opportunity to try out ETA's VersaTiles. The VersaTiles Math Starter Kit has everything you need to implement the new Common Core standards. I was surprised at how much was in this kit. The puzzle aspect of this program is highly engaging. I'm sure my students would love the pattern puzzles. After a short introduction to VersaTiles, students should be able to manage their own learning. It's as easy as 1,2,3! First, the students answer the questions in the booklet by placing the number tile on the letter in the Answer Case that corresponds to the correct answer. Then students close the Answer Case and flip it over and open the case. Finally, check the tile pattern against the pattern in the Activity Book. If it matches, all answers are correct. If not, students may remove tiles that do not match and flip case to try again.Watch this video for a quick demo.
The teacher's guide gives a complete list of objectives. This program could easily stand alone. Ideally every child would have their own VersaTile Answer Case for self checking. If you couldn't afford a class set, this would still make a great center activity. My twelve year-old even loved playing around with them.
Here's the best part, they are giving away a Level 4 Math Starter Set to one lucky reader. Simply like their Facebook Page and leave a comment here telling me why you would love this set for your classroom or homeschool. Be sure to leave your email address. On Sunday evening, I'll draw one lucky winner.Good Luck!
WINNER: Maria Hobson