If you want to give your child an advantage in math, you may want to try Math Whizz. It is an online tutoring program for kids ages 5-13 and a winner of our 5 Star Curriculum awards for 2012 and 2013. Your first paragraph …
How Math Whizz Works
Math Whizz is a unique resource for homeschool families because it works like a tutor would. They first access your child’s abilities with an online assessment. This assessment identifies your child’s strengths and weaknesses to customize the program for your child. It assigns your child a “math age.” Then the program adjusts to your child’s needs just like a good tutor would. It will concentrate problems where your child needs the most help.
What We Like about Math Whizz
It is Adaptive
Math Whizz is not like many math programs you find out there. It actually adjusts to the child. As a child learns and progresses, the program is able to adjust to the child’s pace and understanding. Where the child knows the material well, it will spend less time. Where your child needs more help, it will introduce more games and problems to help the child master that skill or concept.
Our editors have used the program with our own kids and have been impressed at how well it identifies exactly what concepts each child needs more work on and adjusts without the child even noticing the changes it makes.
Excellent Reports for Parents
As a parent, you can login to your parent account and see reports on how your child is doing and how their “math age” has improved. You can also see how much time your child has spent on the program, what concepts were covered and how your child scored.
Interactive Animation Brings Concepts to Life
The program would not work as well if it didn’t have the great animation. The animated characters and games bring math to life! The animated games also help the child to visually see and understand the math problem instead of just memorizing the answers to them. They learn to think through the situation in the game to get the correct answer.
Drawbacks to the Program
The only major drawback is for an advanced child who is over a “math age” of 13 because the program is only for 5-13 year olds. If your child is advanced beyond that point, the program is not as helpful as it is for younger children.