Zoo Whiz is a new education site that encourages kids to be “whizzes” in math, reading and word development. There are levels and content for students from 5 to 15 years old. There are over 11,200 interactive activities to help unleash the whiz in every child. The games and activities go beyond simple drill and skill to build higher order thinking skills and problem solving strategies. The activities build fluency in math, reading and word development. Zoo Whiz has kids practice math, reading and word skills through a series of activities and games that gets progressively difficult. As students play games, they earn Zoo Whiz “money” that will allow them to purchase animals to build up their zoo. Young students will really enjoy this aspect of Zoo Whiz!
In the math sections, students will learn:
Currently Zoo Whiz is in public beta. There are still some areas that are being developed and released. There are two versions of Zoo Whiz: a free account and a premium account that provides students with additional content and abilities within the game. In the public beta, both versions are free. While the site may have curricular material for students up to age 15+, I’m not sure a 15 year old student would spend any amount of time on this site. It is definitely more geared for the under 10 crowd.
Review originated at ilearntechnology.com