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With Mangahigh, teachers can align their instruction with the Common Core Frameworks that they are working on with their students. Teachers can assign games or quizzes to the class or to individual students. Teachers can assign activities to be played at home or in the classroom. They can then monitor student progress. The games and quizes level of difficulty vary depending on the student’s ability and performance. The more correct answers the student gets, the higher the level of difficulty for the next cluster of questions, and vice versa. Students who are struggling, will continue to stay at their independent math level.
There is no mention on the website about accessibility features for students with disabilities. The website is not for the visually impaired, since the site is graphics-heavy. The hearing impaired may struggle with some games that have instructions given orally, but a lot of the games have written instructions as well. Hand mobility is also needed to control the keyboard and mouse.
Multi-device platform. Mangahigh uses HTML5 technology that works on many devices, including chromebooks and iPads. Access through iMac and iOS, Android, Windows and Chromebooks.
Mangahigh Overview Video
Mangahigh & the SAMR Model
Here is an example of how Mangahigh might fit within the SAMR model:
- Substitution: Use Mangahigh instead of using math or dice games in the classroom for practice. Students follow a “lesson” versus taking down notes and following teacher instruction.
- Augmentation: Students play visually engaging online games that maintain their attention. Games become more competitive and stimulating.
- Modification: Mangahigh games modify the level of difficulty as the student plays the game. After three correct answers in a row, the game modifies the difficulty to a higher level. If a student is answering incorrectly, the game lowers the difficulty level.
- Redefinition: Given the limited nature of the tool, it does not sufficiently support redefinition.
Comparing Numbers: More, Less and Equal-Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line. Students count the objects and say what is more, less or the same.
Understand Place Value: Tens and Units- Students recognize the value (Tens and Ones) of each digit in a 2-digit number.
Geometry: Sort and Describe Shapes– Students visualize 2D and 3D solids, they identify shapes from pictures of them in different positions and orientations; they sort and describe the shapes, while referring to their properties.
Geometry: Solve Real-world and Mathematical problems- Surface of a Sphere– Students calculate using the surface area for a sphere and hemisphere to solve problems.
High School Algebra: Creating Equations:Drawing Curves–Draw graphs of harder polynomial functions.
First Grade: Equal Values:Beavers, Build It–Students add together whole numbers and fractions to get the highest value possible. Students work with a teammate to make tall buildings and pass to the next level.
Elementary Level: Addition, subtraction, Multiplication or Division:Sundae Times Lite– Students use mental math skills to build an ice cream sundae. Students can play against the computer or against other students online. Students depending on their level can choose to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication or division problems.
How to Use Mangahigh
- Open your browser
- In the address box type https://www.mangahigh.com
- Once you’re on Mangahigh, you have different options:
- Explore Content-Follow this link to learn more about mangahigh.com
- Pricing-This link will take you to a page with prices depending on class size, you can also ask for a quote.
- LOGIN– Use this link to go to the student login page or the teacher login page
- Language Settings-You can change the settings to: English, Portuguese, and Chinese.
- Start Now for Free- This link is for people using the site for the first time or scroll up to explore more content.
- To try the free website, simply click “Start trial now”
- You will be asked to create a Profile. You will have to provide full name, email address, and position( Teacher/educator, principal,…)
- Shortly after, you will receive a Welcome email, and an email explaining how to reset your password.
- If you already have a password, click on “Login”
- Enter as a student or as a teacher. As a teacher you will provide: email and password.
- Once you login, you will be directed to your Dashboard.
- Once here you can choose to go to your Newsfeed, Activities, Games, and Administration.
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