Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Mathletics is an online math program that can be used as a full curriculum program or just a supplement. There are two parts to this program. In one, the student works on problems and receives instructions. There are even printable worksheets to compliment these lessons. In the other, the student chooses from 5 levels of difficulty to compete live against other students around the world doing math facts.

My 13-year old daughter was the lucky candidate to test this program. The program has a game-like atmosphere and seems like it would be very good for students with short attention spans. She got to create her own character. Then as lessons and competitions were completed, points were awarded to her account which could be used to buy accessories for her character. Each week, a "Character of the Week" was chosen. Also as she reached certain point levels, more games unlocked.

Mathletics also has a Parent Center where I could select tasks for my daughter and access the printable workbooks. I could also view the Student Center to see how my daughter was doing on the exercises. Reports were emailed to me show her progress.

Mathletics costs $59 for 12 months per student. They do have a 10-day money back guarantee. If you have a group, you might contact Mathletics to see if there is a group rate available.

Overall, my 13-year old daughter thought this was a fun program but has used others she liked better. Make sure to read the Mathletics experience of other Crew Members.

Disclosure:This product was provided to our family for free as members of the 2009-2010 Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew. No further compensation was received. Reviews and opinions expressed in this blog are my own.

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