This post is written by the Experimental Mommy and brought to you by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All opinions remain 100% mine.
If you ask my oldest daughter to name her favorite subject in school, she would name anything and everything that came to her mind before math. To put it lightly, she is not a fan. School has been in session for one month now and I can’t remember a day when it hasn’t been a struggle to get her to tackle her math homework. You can forget about extra worksheets to study for a test. The struggle is frustrating.
There has to be a better way. And I was hoping Go Math Academy would be it.
Go Math! Academy™ is an online, at-home learning program based on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s enormously successful GO Math!™ textbook curriculum, used by over 7 million kids worldwide. Go Math! Academy offers thousands of math practice problems, hundreds or help videos, and plenty of games and rewards to make learning fun!
After setting up an account and adding my daughter (you can add any child from grade K-6), I was excited to learn that she actually uses Go Math Academy in school and apparently she loves using it. So she actually gave ME a tour of the website and it’s capabilities.
First, your child can choose between a journey into the Jungle World or the Sky World. As I suspected, Lily jumped at Sky World and we were given a list of topics to choose from. Given that she had an upcoming test on multiplication facts, she choose to take a journey into that module.
Lily was then faced with a series of questions that were very similar to what she has been doing on the endless worksheets but somehow there was no complaining while completing these problems. Relief! Go Math Academy allows the student to check their answer and make corrections while offering words of encouragement.
But, I think my favorite feature is that some problems have helpful video tutorials (which are even good for parents). After completing a journey, your child receives their score and they can move on to another topic. Surprisingly, my daughter actually asked to do another journey. Like asked to do more math. What?! I’m officially in love.
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