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Our daughter who is in 7th grade has never been a huge fan of her math classes. A few have been better than others, but she always seems to lose focus before mastering a Math skill. I was thrilled when we were chosen to receive and review Math Galaxy. Hope enjoys using her iPad and iPhone and this app was a perfect match for her.
Math Galaxy is apps that you download to your iPhone or iPad. This digital wonderland of math concepts keeps your child focussed. Math Galaxy uses a few methods to teach techniques that will help your child learn and retain these math concepts, such as graphical illustrations, block modeling, and algorithms. Using Math Galaxy is like having your own Math tutor right there in your home. Their philosophy is that kids need to focus on one math application at a time until they master it. They accomplish this by engaging children with new ideas and concepts for each grade level. They believe consistency is key and their goal is for your child to become proficient in Math.
These apps also keep records for the parent to see how well their child is doing. I liked that part a lot! You can save up to 5 student's scores, so if you have a few children learning the same concepts, you can keep track of each one.
Math Galaxy offers math apps for grades ranging from Preschool to 12th grade. We focused on 7th grade Math for Hope. The 7th grade app taught concepts such as:
- Rational Numbers
- Ratios and Proportions
- Expressions and Equations
- Statistics and Probability
At first, Hope was a little apprehensive, but once she started using the app, she was quite happy. She said it was fun and loved all the great colors. Very satisfying to the eye. I think that is important to kids. They like seeing bright colors, makes learning, not such a chore.
During this review time, she has mastered percents and decimals. Concepts she was having issues with before. We also worked on fractions a bit. Here are a few questions from the Math Galaxy app.
We were also given e-books that you can purchase on the Math Galaxy site that can be printed out and used for extra practice. They have an e-book for each of the Math concepts being taught in the app. From addition and subtraction to Algebra, you can be sure to find what you need. I love to see my kids work on real paper and these amazing worksheets allowed me to see how she was progressing. They are also fun! They have riddles for your child to solve as they come up with the right answers to the math problems they are given. Hope used a separate notebook to work through each problem. You can have your child show their work right there on the worksheet if you like. 😀
Hope is really having fun learning with Math Galaxy and I know she will continue to use it. I am excited we found such a wonderful program for her and encourage you to check it out for yourself. You can find more information about this resource on their website Math Galaxy or on their Pinterest page.
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