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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TOS Review Mathletics

While we do math in the early years, we don't sweat math. We do a lesson a day; we talk about numbers; the kids help me count and sort, etc. But we keep it pretty low key. Additionally, my elementary aged kids are rarely on the computer and have limited keyboarding skills.

As part of the TOS Crew we were given a free 45 day subscription to Mathletics. This is a web-based math program that allows your student to work math problems at his own pace as well as compete with students all over the world in a safe environment online (the students are not able to interact with each other).

I was a little nervous when I first looked at the Mathletics site. There's a lot of information, and I found it overwhelming. We began with Hank creating his avatar which he totally enjoyed, and then he started working on some problems. I was really surprised that he didn't enjoy doing math online, but he didn't like it at all. Students can earn points to spend in the Mathletics store to upgrade their avatar, but that didn't really motivate him. Though I could see most other kids be very excited about this.

Mom can log into the parent center to check her student's progress and print workbooks for further practice. You can also limit your student's access to particular topics until he has mastered other topics.

Mathletics is used in public schools and homeschoolers alike; you can click here to read their homeschool brochure to read more about what they have to offer.

A one year subscription costs $59 per child. Though if you know that the number 9 is the human calculator's favorite number, you can subscribe for $49.95. Additionally, they offer a 10 day unconditional money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose by heading over there to check them out.

You can click here to read more reviews by TOS Crew members.

This product was provided to me free of charge; no other compensation was given.

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