My kids seem to be a bit math challenged. I’m not sure why, as their dad and I are both pretty good at it, but we have struggled in helping kids understand math for several years now. Granted, some are definitely better at it than others, but there’s always a need for improvement in at least one or two of them at a time, it seems.
Since it’s back to school season, I wanted to take a break from recipes for a moment and fill you in on a new Math program that our family is using to help us improve our kids’ math skills.
It’s too good to keep it all to myself! If it can help one person, it’ll be worth it! I have all of the school aged children from my high schoolers, down to my 4 year old (who is just starting Kindergarten math) using it. It is called Math Online. It’s like having a tutor in my home, without having to meet their schedule!
I currently have 5 of my 7 children, still in school. (The other 2 have graduated and are in college). I have one child who is dyslexic and one who has been on medication that makes learning math challenging. Those two are a little “behind” for their grade level, but they are already starting to improve their math skills. And, an added benefit — they are gaining confidence that they can actually do math.
We homeschool, but this math program is not just for homeschoolers. It is for any child, whether they were private schooled, public schooled or home schooled, who needs extra help in math or who wants to get ahead in math. It could be used as a stand-alone math curriculum, or it can be used as a way to improve your child’s math skills one concept at a time. It can also be used with all grades. When I say all grades, I’m talking Kindergarten math all the way up to Algebra, Geometry and even Calculus. We’re currently using it for Kindergarten, 3rd, 7th and Pre-Algebra.
Getting Help in Math – Things I Love About Math Online
There’s so many things that are great about this online learning program. I’ll list my favorites below:
- Being able to assign each child their math work, according to where their skill level is. If they don’t need help in a certain section, just skip that part and move on to where they do need help.
- It can be a backup to my regular curriculum or it can be my whole curriculum.
- It’s super thorough. It takes you concept by concept and makes sure your child has not missed anything they need to know when it comes to math.
- It’s for any school aged child. Not just for struggling learners, but anyone who needs to continue to make progress in math. I have even heard of someone using it to improve their high schooled child’s ACT scores.
- They make math easy to understand because they explain it in an easy to understand way.
- If you don’t understand something that is being taught, you can rewind and listen to it again.
- They teach visually with a video of what is being taught as well as audibly, as you listen to what is being taught. Then, there’s a digital worksheet that each child works on after the lesson, to make sure they understood what they just heard and are able to apply it immediately. There’s even a printable PDF of what was just learned in the video lesson.
- The video lessons are short and to the point, making it easier to keep my kids’ attention.
- The Parents Section – It’s a place away where you can add your kids, assign them their own login, along with what you want them to work on, along with a due date for when it has to be done. Then, it will send you weekly reports to let you know how your kids are doing in that or you can just log in to the portal at anytime and check for yourself.
- They have speed drills and times table drills, to help your child practice getting faster and faster!
Scroll to the end to see screenshots of the program in use…..
If you’re looking for something to make your helping-kids-with-math life easier, consider giving MathOnline.com a try. Until the end of the month, you can get a 2 year subscription for the price of one!
After all, a free trial is waiting for you here. You can try it out with your kids to see how well it works for them.
Here’s some photos of the program actually in use…..
In this picture, you’re looking at the lessons that I have assigned to my daughter and when they are due…
This is the times table drill. It’s a game, where you have to see if you can answer them all before the numbers hit the bottom (where the rocket is). It encourages them to go faster.
This is a photo of the Video lesson that my daughter was in. Someone is speaking, while the animation shows what they’re talking about.
After watching the video, they would click on the Questions tab, and answer all the questions about the lesson. You, as the parent, can choose between a short amount of questions, normal (medium) amount or large amount.