Thursday, January 7, 2010
Mathletics~ TOS Crew Review
Katelyn: "Mathletics is super cool!"
Katelyn: "I like to compete with kids in Australia!"
And she does! Thanks to Mathletics...my kids can compete (math challenges) with children from the US and around the world! What in the world is Mathletics? It's an online curriculum-based math community for students K-8 with colorful, engaging graphics and step-by-step animated support.
The online community of approximately 1,000,000 children creates a safe, fun place where the children [of the same age and abilities] can compete in real-time games of speed and skill. NO actual communication takes place, so it's a safe environment.
The site also has over 750 learning activities from age 5-14. My kids enjoyed the various activities (math games). The Mathletics math curriculum covers various topics in each grade level, which makes it easy to 'assign' activities that reinforce your particular math curriculum.
Another fun Mathletics feature, which my daughter loves, is the ability to earn awards and points to later spend in 'the store'. They can buy clothing, hair styles, backgrounds, hats, glasses and such for their avatar image which they design when they first sign on. It's just another fun, engaging motivator.
It's very easy for parents to keep up with their child's progress...you can view progress online, and you can receive weekly progress reports [via email]. You can also print out workbooks to use for further learning. And they offer a 6-page, Home Schooling Brochure with all the information you need to implement Mathletics in your homeschool.
Mathletics offers each child an individualized learning path...keeping track of their results and progress as they work their way through their individual grade curriculum. Each child also earns points as they achieve mastery of concepts and are individually rewarded. But the BEST part is they LOVE it and they do not even consider it to be a part of 'school', because it is so fun! They are learning, reinforcing, & retaining math facts and they beg to do it everyday! Love it!
Click 'About Mathletics' on the Mathletics website to explore all they have to offer.
The annual subscription to Mathletics is $59.00 PER CHILD, per year. If you know the Human Calculator's Favorite number [answer is '9'], you can purchase a single child subscription for $49.95 (per child/per year). I think it is definitely worth the money when you think about the reinforcement and retention it will offer. They give you a 10-day money back guarantee, so you can 'explore' it for 10 days and see if it is something you want to keep...I think you will love it.
I received a 45-day subscription to Mathletics, for free in exchange for my review as a member of the Crew. No further compensation was received and I offer my honest opinion.