This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 9th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Charlotte Mason approach.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

TOS Review ~ Math Rider

untitled Do you have a child who is learning math facts?  Are they struggling to get those facts down and it is a daily battle?  Then I may have the perfect solution for you.  Recently we were given a copy of Math Rider to review which is a fairly new math program designed for ages 6-12 and is all about practicing and mastering basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. 

1Math Rider presents mastering math facts in a new and innovative way.  The student gets to ride on a horse  to "travel on a quest" in fantasy-type lands with missions to find magical flowers, stolen gems, and even the chance to  rescue a princess.  Throughout the "quest" your student is practicing math facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.  One thing I love about this program is that your child’s math knowledge is stored in the game and they are only practicing facts they don’t know, rather than drilling needlessly the facts already mastered.  Here is how Math Rider explains it on there website:

While the rider is playing, the game learns what the rider knows and what he or she still needs to practice. Every single response (or non-response) is stored in an internal database and statistically analysed by the software. In this way the program is able to custom-tailor to each rider, which questions are asked next. No repetitive drilling of random number facts the rider already knows – but real practice of what actually needs to be practiced!

Plenty of feedback is given on the rider’s mastery of each number fact and operation, including an innovative overview map of mastery for each number table. This is highly beneficial for both the rider and the parent/educator. You can see with one glance where your child is at and where he or she might need further assistance. Top challenges are also listed in a separate list box for further easy reference.

Clicking on a question brings up more information on it, including a visual representation as well as some detailed statistics.

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I used this program with Mikayla and Madison played every once in a while too even though she has mastered her facts. It is a great way to get in those facts while still having fun and learning.  The price is just right too at$49.95, not too pricey but yet economical because you can have up to 8 slots for your children.  The best part is that Math Rider is currently on SALE for $37.00.   Guess what?!?  Math Rider has a free 7 day trial so you can try it out before you buy to make sure it will be a good fit for your family. 

We definitely recommend this program to anyone whose child needs to master the math facts. Mikayla enjoyed the program and I have seen improvement in her recall, which makes this Mama overjoyed!  Check out what my Crewmates thought by clicking HERE.mathrider-logo-text

Product ~ Math Rider

Price ~ $49.95, but on SALE until Feb. 15th for $37.00

Ages ~ 6-12 year olds

Platform ~ supported on Windows and Mac OSX

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     I received a download of Math Rider, in exchange for a thorough and honest review.  Though I am compensated with free products, I am not compensated in the form of cash for my reviews.  The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but are not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

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