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Math Galaxy Review

Math Galaxy Review

March 25, 2010 by Kelly  
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Touted as being “own personal tutor for K-12 math, guiding you through the exercises at your own pace,” Math Galaxy is an online and stand-alone program. I received the Whole Numbers Fun edition.

“Math Galaxy starts from the beginning, with addition and multiplication tables and single-digit operations, but its main focus is on where children start having trouble with math: multi-step problem-solving.” -From the Math Galaxy website

Nitty-gritty

  • Offers various programs for different ages, from Algebra to Fractions to worksheet generators. All are priced at a one time payment of $29.95. Ebooks are also provided at $14.95 a piece.
  • You can choose to do this program online or download it straight to your computer.
  • There are game suggestions and printable worksheets available for free on their website.
  • The Whole Numbers Fun edition contained Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing, Place Value, Rounding & Estimating, Patterns & Sequences, Word Problems, Time, Money, Length, Volume, Area, Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Probability lessons. There are also games provided to help reinforce these concepts.

My thoughts

Meh.

I hate giving bad reviews but I really do not have anything spectacular to say about this product. The graphics are early 1990′s and even my kids thought they were terrible. There was nothing in this program that I couldn’t have taught my child straight from the math textbooks we are already using (and, might I add, have already purchased). I truly feel there are better mathematical software programs out there, if I were so inclined to use one.

My children did not like this program either. They quickly lost interest. At their ages this is a huge indicator that this was not going to work for us. They were much more content with their math worksheets and little text books.

However.

I did like that instead of being a purchase that involves a monthly fee, this is a one-time payment. You pay for it, that is it, no more worries. That is a huge relief because monthly payments get old after a while and really if I want to use something I want to keep it.

This may or may not be for you. Feel free to check out the Math Galaxy website to see what they have to offer.

I received Whole Numbers Fun to review as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. This review and the thoughts contained therein are my own.

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