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!
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.)
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.
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