This is a partnered post with HMH. They have sponsored the giveaway. All opinions are my own, and may differ from yours.
Now that school is out summer vacation is in full swing and homework is the last thing on the minds of our children. Being a teacher this concerns me because over the summer many students suffer from the “Summer Slide.” This happens when students decide to not practice their reading or math skills over the summer break and their academics slide backwards. It is vital that students continue to build on their foundational skills over the summer so they do not fall behind.
One program that I would suggest is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Go Math! Academy. This math program is aligned to Common Core Standards and is for students in K-6 grade. The program caters to the different needs of each individual learner and you can choose the grade level for up to five kids. Go Math! Academy is broken up into grade levels and each grade level has grade level specific topics. There is no lock, so your child can challenge themselves at any grade level or with any topic in a grade level.
I compared the topics to my districts scope and sequence, which tells our teachers what topic to teach and when to teach it, and it was spot on. This program will not only get your child ready for the next grade level in math, but if your child is struggling in math the Go Math! Academy allows you to put your child at the grade level that will meet their needs.
Go Math! Academy also has safeguards in place to help your student understand the math problems as they go on their journey. The first safeguard is the help button, which will give your child the answer, but then they will have to try another similar problem before they can continue. The second safeguard is a video that teaches the student how to answer the problem correctly. I watched a couple of the videos and was impressed with the content.
I have J on the program and since he is going to second grade I had him log in as a 2nd grader. He is doing great! I really appreciated the depth and variety of the questions. I feel that it is a challenging program, which I appreciated, but it also helps guide the student as they go through their math journey.
If you are looking for something that will help your child to avoid the “Summer Slide” check out Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Go Math! Academy. My school district uses Go Math as their math curriculum, so this was the perfect summer aide for J, and I think if your state adopted Common Core it will definitely help your child succeed in math!
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