This Math game is worth it! #HMHAcademy

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GO Math Academy


My daughter, Lizzie, just started 2nd grade.  She already adores math and I found an engaging and challenging game she can play at her pace and learn new concepts.  Go Math! Academy was created by the textbook publishers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. When you subscribe to it, you have access to all levels, from K-6th grade math. 

I received compensation from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for writing this post. All opinions are my own. 

My children – like me – are little computer nerds. David can outplay me on Minecraft and Lizzie in love with SIMs.  We have a two-hour a day rule for electronics. I try to encourage and find computer games that will challenge them educationally.  Go Math! Academy does this perfectly! 

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When Lizzie logged on, she got to choose the theme she wanted – space or underwater. She chose outer space!  Then, she had to answer 10 multiple choice questions in order to get to the next level. The best part is she could click “check answer” and see if she got in right. 

(Note: If you click “help me” it shows the correct answer. I think the word “help” is misguiding. I told Lizzie to ignore that button. Using “Check Answer” to be told if you are right or wrong is good enough for me.)

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The above photo is a peek at my parent dashboard. I can monitor the concepts she is learning and how well she is mastering them. While this is set up to give children independence, I loving sitting with Lizzie while she plays this game so I can help explain the questions that she might not understand.

I can see this program as an excellent addition to a homeschooling curriculum. It is based on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s GO Math!™ textbook curriculum. I remember using books from this publisher when I was in public school as a child. Lizzie is in private school and they use a different curriculum.   So if your child is using this textbook in school, it will reinforce what they are learning. 

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But my daughter is not using this textbook. Even so, the math concepts are not much different – and you can pick and choose which concepts your child learns.  For example – she already mastered even and odd numbers in first grade. She is currently working on memorizing number +0 problems, +1 and +2 and also how to visualize numbers (on a number line and in blocks).  So while some of this was a refreshment of old concepts, most of it is directly related to what she is learning.

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Go Math! Academy is available in your choice of three payment plans (access for up to 5 children):

  • Monthly: $9.99/month
  • 6-months: $49.99 ($8.33/month) – a 17% savings
  • 1-year: $79.99 ($6.67/month) – a 33% savings

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Written by:: Annie

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She is THE Mama Dweeb 🙂 She created this blog back in 2009 and loves to inspire and connect with others through her writing. She also loves talking, dreaming, 90s pop and country music.


  1. says

    I love learning programs like these that you can track your child’s progress and see how they are doing. My daughter just started Kindergarten and we have been working with a lot of educational programs. This looks like a good one!

    • says

      My son just started Kindergarten 🙂 I haven’t set up an account for him yet. But I bet he’d love it too. His fav game is Minecraft. I’d love to see him stretching his mind on Go Math 🙂

  2. says

    This sounds like it would be a great way to give a child extra help with math. I think this is the publisher our school district uses for their curriculum so it would be a perfect compliment to what my daughter is learning in school.

  3. says

    Thanks for the information. I’m honestly worried with the “core” learning in schools these days, and am trying to prepare my kids early so they understand without being handed a dozen different ways to do a simple math problem.

  4. says

    This looks like so much fun! Math was my favorite subject in grade school if they had this back then I would have been bugging my parents to get it for me!

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