Friday, January 29, 2010

MathScore (TOS Crew Review)

We have been receiving quite a bit of math products here in the TOS Crew, and my kids are getting a bit weary of me "trying something new" every month, so consider yourself warned about this review not being totally about the product. {wink}

When we received an online subscription to MathScore, I didn't know what to expect. We have run the gamut in math products lately, and I no longer have any idea what one company might have done differently from another (and WHO KNEW there were so many ways to get kids to "do math"?!?!). Well, unfortunately for my kids, MathScore was not a hit. They really didn't give it much of a chance, but I can certainly see their points:

~ timed sessions (all timed sessions stress out my children, especially my oldest, and we have a very relaxed homeschooling environment to support this)
~ drills (although drills are useful, and some parents find them necessary, we are not really thrilled with the idea of drills in our homeschool)
~ black and white, straightforward (which isn't always bad, but when math is boring for my kids, they don't get much out of it - they just try to tolerate it long enough to get past it)

You can sign up for a 2-week FREE TRIAL on their website, though, so don't take my word for this program - check it out for yourself! Your kids may LOVE it!

To see what my fellow Crew Members thought of MathScore, click here.

*Disclaimer: I was given temporary access to MathScore at no cost for the purposes of reviewing their program. No compensation was provided for this review.

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