Hot Dots Let's Master Math
If you are not familiar with Hot Dots, let me give you the skinny. They are like interactive flashcards with a question and multiple answers. Each response has a black dot next to it. Using a special pen, the student touches the dot next to the correct answer and gets immediate feedback from the pen whether they are right or wrong. This makes it a good option for hands-on, visual, and audio learners-but it also makes self-review, practice and assessment fun for any student! These sets are really cute! Each comes with its own pen in the shape of a blue dog name Ace (requires 2 AAA batteries, not included) and two spiral-bound books of activities (50pp each). The books are kid-sized at 5" x 7.5" and they open nice and flat. Pages are laminated cardstock, so they should respond to lots of use by several children, making them a great classroom option! The illustrations are clear and colorful. The Hot Dots Pen has 2 volumes and a mute option. When a child places the pen on the dot by the correct answer, Ace's eyes light up green and it plays positive sounds. An incorrect response gets different sounds and the pen's eyes light up red. A child has to hold the pen vertically on the dot to get a response, which can take a little practice. The dog is really cute with his tongue hanging out like he's ready to play! It is chunky and easy to grip.
Each set comes in a box with a handle at the top, like a little briefcase. This is a good item for one child to work independently while a parent needs time with another child. They will love the darling pen and the feedback when they get it right! ~ Sara