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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Homeschool Review Crew - Matific Galaxy

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I was thrilled to get a chance to review a one-year subscription to Matific Galaxy for one child. This on-screen program is from  Matific Galaxy.

What is Matific Galaxy?

Matific Galaxy is an award-winning online learning program that provides your child with a self-guided learning experience that will feel more like a game. But, don't be fooled! Your child is learning! It presents math in a fun and engaging way with hundreds of games that are curriculum aligned to teach mathematics for Grades K - 6. The program includes mathematics activities, and word problems created to also improve critical thinking and conceptual understanding.

You can use it on a PC laptop, desktop or iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

There are different levels of the online subscription. While the site also says it provides worksheets, I could not figure out how to access these, so I am assuming this is part of the teacher subscription and not found in the child or parent zone that I had access to. The site says it also includes independent or assignments teachers can walk the student through as a full curriculum, which I also assume is part of a special teacher subscription package. So, I was not able to maneuver the site as a teacher who would have the ability to also assign specific lessons to the student. Still, the subscription I received to review included plenty of learning and a ton of fun and challenges along with reports to let me know the progress and what needs more attention to work on.

Here is an example of how it works:

Before I got started, I was asked to choose a grade level. I chose 6th Grade since last school year, my daughter was working at approximately a fifth grade level with the workbook style curriculum we were using. The student games and activities at the 6th grade level that we worked include 46 skills:

Negative Numbers
Data Analysis
Coordinate Planes
Arithmetic and Fractions
Problem Solving

The other levels include 35 skills for Grade K
60 skills for Grade 1
50 skills for Grade 2
64 skills for Grade 3
63 skills for Grade 4
44 skills for Grade 5

These skills begin with counting and progress from there.

The program offers activities and games for the student and a Parent Zone for the parent/teacher where you can check the student's progress. You also receive weekly learning reports via email.

The Parent Zone allows you to set weekly learning goals and send motivational messages to your child. In turn, you receive emails to let you know the child's progress. the emails include a report that covers:

Participation summary
Total points
Gold Bar Progress (Achievements)

Once we logged in, it was very easy to figure out. My daughter began the game-like setting and went to town figuring it all out immediately. Various math skills are presented through games and activities, and the child earns points and pixels to fill up a computer-generated character picture. They also earn virtual coins and achievements as they advance from level one and beyond.

How Did We Use It?

I purposely chose a grade level lower than the grade my daughter is actually in, because math is a subject that terrifies her. She panics at the thought of doing division still even though multiplication has become a bit less brutal as she becomes more competent. So, I didn't want to overwhelm her with a higher level. All in all, I think the 6th grade level was perfect for her to start with, and to my amazement, she didn't panic in the least when she sat down to do the program.

I received a one-year online subscription for my 6th grade level daughter. I was asked to have one student use the program at least three times a week and for me to check out the Parent Zone.

What Did We Think?

This has been really pleasant and enjoyable to use. My daughter is the pure description of a math phobic student and has extreme math anxiety but actually did not mind doing math in this way.


Read what other members of the Homeschool Review Crew thought by clicking on the picture below:

Grow Your Math Skills with Matific Galaxy {Matific Galaxy Reviews}

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