Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
I am a math nerd. I love math. I want to instill this love of math in my children. Therefore, I try to expose them to a variety of programs that will help them learn about the areas of math in a fun and entertaining way. This is why I really wanted to review Math Galaxy. I was given access to an iOS app for fourth grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade, as well as four e-book bundles: Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Proportions, Percents, and Algebra.
ABOUT MATH GALAXY
Math Galaxy works under the premise that math is sequential with new ideas being added to older ones so that students can make a connection between the two. Through multiple exposures of a concept, children should be actively engaged in the material they are using, and not merely entertained. More information about their philosophy can be seen in the following graphic.
Math Galaxy provides a wide range of math concepts for students to learn and explore. These concepts range in ease from basic addition to algebra. If you would like to explore the concepts that are offered by Math Galaxy, you can view the graphic below and click on it to be taken to the Math Galaxy website for a tour.
Math Galaxy has 24 apps available for purchase at $4.99 each in the Apple app store. Some of the apps available are pictured below.
There are a wide variety of ebooks available for purchase. The ebooks provide several practice problems per page, with the answers being used to solve a riddle. The picture below shows several of these products available for purchase.
We used both the app and the ebooks as review or supplemental activities. My children were given free reign on the app to explore any activity they wanted to explore. With the ebooks, I limited what I wanted them to complete. We worked mostly through multiplication, as it provided them with a wide variety of practice — from two digit by two digit, to more complex problems.
Through the iOS app that we were given access to, it was very apparent that this was unlike any other program my children had used before. The support given to the child was amazing. Explanations were very detailed, and the practice allowed my children multiple attempts to become successful.
There are so many models and illustrations used that help make the mathematical concepts more concrete for them.
Another great feature for us was the videos that were used to explain the concepts. The videos were very informative, providing the user with step-by-step instructions to aid them in completing the problems.
Overall, we loved using Math Galaxy. The riddles in the ebooks were funny, and kept my children entertained and wanting to work through more pages. They even asked to do the riddles in times when they weren’t supposed to be doing school work.
The app was great practice for my children. The hardest part about using the app was that we only had one device that they could use it on, so we had to take turns. This created more issues for me since I had to set timers and monitor their use. However, this would be true with any app we would have used, and is not as issue with Math Galaxy itself.
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