What can I say but that GPALOVEMATH has been a total success in our household. :) Doing this review has given my boy an appreciation, though not yet a fondness for math. GPA LEARN has put together a product that works well for my boy and I am impressed. It has become our main math program.
Each lesson is divided into three sections. Learn, Practice, Quiz. Your student can access this from their dashboard by pressing on the Learn tab. Currently my son is working on three streams of learning. I allow him to pick which ever lesson he wishes to. If I wanted to as a parent I could go into my dashboard and open up lessons ahead of time for him, but I have chosen not to do that with my son. He likes being able to go through the lessons at his own speed. Sometimes he chooses to redo a lesson... quickly skipping through the parts he already knows so he can concentrate on what he is unsure of. I am so pleased that he is gaining confidence enough to know that it's okay to not know everything right away and just redoing things is the best way to learn. He is so NOT intimidated by this program which is why I think it works for him.
The practice session gives the student a chance to see if they have learned the facts well enough to be confident to take the quiz.
Correct answers will give you a green checkmark, and a congratulations comment. Incorrect answers give you a red try again button and a "try again" comment.
My son's increased confidence in doing math. It is still not his favourite subject but he actually ASKS to do math now as opposed to say "NO, do I HAVE TO???".
Step by Step Instruction. I really liked how they explained place value and you could see the lights going on with the step up way they showed it. All the lessons were broken down like that, and with the option to here is all audibly, it really worked well for him.
Reward Delight. The look on my son's face the first time he earned extra minecraft time and when I had to do one of his chores. WOW. "Mom, can I do more math? When do I get another reward?"
Email Updates. I loved geting emails from GPA LEARN when he was finished with the lesson. This came in very handy a few times when I set him to doing work with his gramma minding him, and this way I knew when he was getting his work done. Gave me something to be able to chat with him about as well. :)
"I like that I can skip forward in the lessons if I understand what they are talking about."
'I like that I can do it again if I want to."
"I think Hooty is silly sometimes Mom."
"I like that I can get mom to do my chores and get more time playing minecraft."
Vendor: GPA LEARN
Grade Range: K-5.
Cost: Special Introductory Price of $129 per year per child It is regularly $149
OR $12.99 per month per child
Supported on: Currently supported formats are Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac Computers, Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari 6 and 7.
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