Math.com

LQ: 8.6

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Brain grade: 9.6
Fun score: 7.6

Platform/Console: LWK Recommended Age: 5+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used:

Math.com is website that allows users to practice and improve their mathematical and conceptual skills. Users select a subject from the home page that suits their grade level. Subjects range from elementary addition and subtraction, to geometry and calculus. Whether a user wants an introductory explanation, examples, or practice problems, Math.com allows them to utilize the website in a way that best suits their needs. Users can watch a video demonstration on how to solve an algebraic equation, or browse the selection of printable problems for extra practice before a major exam. Math.com’s videos and diagrams are great tools to supplement class notes and handouts. Due to the variety of content of the site, Math.com is recommended for ages 5 and up.


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This website is good for kids who need help with:

Flexibility

Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations.

Since Math.com is an alternative resource, its application mandates the use of flexible thinking. Simply by accepting a web tool like Math.com as a viable tutoring option, your child is already engaging in adaptive thinking. The variety of different learning methods that Math.com offers, also helps to bolster this thinking skill. Your child can choose to complete practice problems, receive a lesson, or play a game that relates to his field of study. Because the language is unlike that of a textbook, your child might move with increased speed and dexterity through Math.com's lessons and practice problems. By utilizing these three different learning formats, your child will receive individualized and varied instruction.

Self-Awareness

Understanding our own actions, thoughts and feelings.

Math.com is fully customizable to suit your child's needs. In order for him to get the most out of site, your child will need to know what his weaknesses are, as well as what areas he would like review. Essentially, your child will have to analyze his own mathematical shortcomings, and choose the methods of reinforcement that will best suit his needs. If your child struggles with word problems, he should supplement the site's practice problems with applicable games. Games take math problems out of their traditional context, allowing your child to see a question in a new light. If your child knows the areas he needs extra help in, he can use Math.com like an interactive, personal tutor.

Mathematics

The best way to improve math skills is to practice. Make time each week for extra work on Math.com. Sometimes, just having a second explanation can prove to be the help your child needs to score better on assignments. Your child can even use Math.com to explore the next lesson before the teacher assigns it. That way, he will be prepared for in-class lectures, and will be better equipped to complete and understand his homework assignments.

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