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Do your kids struggle with math? My kids do and I can not help them once they get to 5th grade. Go Math! Academy is an online program your kids can do at-home. It’s based on the GO Math!™ textbook curriculum, used by over 7 million kids. Go Math! has math problems, help videos and games for kids in K through 6th grade.
Testing Go Math!
My kids put Go Math! to the test. I started with my 5th grader because she said she wanted to be better at math. She started with the first test and she got a lot of the answer correct at first, then she got stuck. I had her watch the videos to get a better understanding of the concept and that did help.
Next up, my 6th grader because he had just told me he needed some help with ratios. I set him up to watch some videos about ratios at the 6th grade level. He did watch the videos, but I wish they had some worksheets to download and work with the video. His mind was wandering all over the place trying to stay focused on the video and I’m not sure he got a lot out of the videos.
Next, he tried the math problems and lost interest very quickly. He said it felt like a baby game so he didn’t really want to like it, so he didn’t. I have to agree that the design is more for younger kids and not for 6th graders. My 5th grader didn’t mind the design, but did agree that it’s for younger kids.
Tips for Using Go Math! Academy
The Go Math! is awesome for kids K through 4th, maybe 5th grade. My suggestion is to have them watch the videos first and then do the corresponding problems. I wish there was an easier way to watch the video and then immediately go to the math problems instead of having to go back out to the menu to switch back and forth.
If you are doing this over the summer, then go ahead and go in any order your kids want. If you are doing this during the school year, this could be a great added tool to follow alone with what they are learning in school. Seeing the material in different formats is so helpful for kids. Go Math! encourages kids to work independently and work on any skill they want.
I would like to see a different version for the 5th and 6th graders that is designed with their age group in mind. I think my kids would have been more interested in the game/reward aspect had it been more age appropriate.
One of my favorite features is the help you can get while working on a math problem. I had to use that a bit when I was testing the program.
Go Math! and Parents
Parents can check their kids progress and print out their rewards so they can see how far they have worked in building new math skills.
Your first 14 days are free, so it’s definitely worth trying out with your kids.
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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Disclosure:I received compensation from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for writing this post. All opinions are my own.