- Modeling Numbers- which includes Count Forward Patterns; Count Backward Patterns; Count by Twos; Count by Tens; Count by Fives; Make Big Numbers Count; Model Numbers; Compare Numbers to 100; Test.
- Addition and Subtraction- which includes Basic Fact Families; Add Two 2-Digit Numbers; Add Numbers: Regroup a Ten; Subtract Numbers; Subtract Numbers: Regroup; Add and Subtract Using Graphs; Test.
- Measurement and Money- which includes Five Minute Times; Count More Money; Inches, Feet, Yards; Ounces and Pounds; Cups, Pints, Quarts, Gallons; Test.
- Geometry, Fractions, Mult/Div- which includes Relate Shapes and Solids; Symmetry; Model Fractions; Groups of Three; Groups of Four; Groups of Five; Divide Into Equal Groups; Test.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Mel participated in this review with the TOS Homeschool Crew.
Anyone who reads my blog knows that math has been a struggle for me and Jacob. Up until lately, it was hard to teach it, and it was even harder to watch Jacob struggle so much with it. What has happened in the last month and a half, though, still amazes me. I've watched him start to actually "get" the concepts; it's as if a light bulb has turned on, and he is just grasping every concept; his addition and subtraction skills have considerably improved. Best of all, he is loving math. I actually don't mind it anymore either. I know that Mathletics has played a huge part in our success over the recent month and a half.
Mathletics, from 3P Learning, is an online math program that works through arithmetic skills with your child by incorporating several activities, including live activities with other kids from all over the world. Right now Jacob is in Level 2, and he has four sections to choose from:
There is also a games section on the Mathletics, where he can have a little bit more fun. There is a Concept Search, as well, in which you can search for different math concepts in what looks like an online, illustrated dictionary. If he doesn't understand what something means, we can just go look it up.
How I've used the Mathletics with Jacob is that we normally do our math lesson in the first half hour of school; sometimes it takes longer. For the last 20-25 minutes or so of math, he gets to do Mathletics. I usually have him do some of the activities listed above first, just to work his brain and get him thinking, and I've found that a lot of the time, what he's doing in the Mathletics is directly related to what he is learning in our math lessons. It is just awesome! Then for the last 10 minutes or so, I let him play Live Mathletics.
I just can't say enough good things about this program. Mathletics has been a life saver for our "dreaded subject." We no longer dread it, and Jacob has even started to say how he loves math now. This alone makes my mama's heart so thrilled every time I hear it, especially when I think back a month and a half ago when he truly hated math. What he is doing with Mathletics is so relateable to what he is doing in his math curriculum, and it has helped him to really pick up and learn the new concepts more easily. I actually plan to purchase Mathletics for him, once our free trial is over, just because I don't want to be without it now. The price is $59/year, which in my book, is well worth it. They do offer a 10 day money back guarantee. Also, if you know the Human Calculator's favorite number (ahem....9....but you didn't hear that from me), you can purchase the program for $49.95/year.
If you'd like to read more reviews on Mathletics, head on over to the TOS Homeschool Crew Blog.
(Disclosure: I was provided with a free trial of this product from 3P Learning/Mathletics, in association with the TOS Homeschool Crew.)