3rd Grade Math
4th Grade Math
5th Grade Math
6th Grade Math
7th Grade Math
8th Grade Math
Fraction & Decimal Riddles
Whole Number Riddles
Times Tables Balloon Pop
Whole Numbers Balloon Pop
Word Problems Fun
Math Galaxy teaches students concepts sequentially and interactively. It works on concepts that run through basic math to provide students with a basic understanding instead of memorized rules. Math Galaxy's goal is to give students a foundation for analytical thinking. They also offer several different ebooks that I will tell you about below.
We tried out the 5th grade app as well as the 7th grade app both are currently $4.99 on the app store. As far as pricing go its fair enough.
The 7th grade app was used by my oldest. This app covers a lot of topics for 7th grade math all of which are common core standards. Some of the items covered are rational and signed numbers, linear equations, ratios & proportions, area, surface area, statistical thinking, ratios and proportions, Converting units, percents, fractions, negative number word problems etc. This app gives students information in small manageable chunks then it gives them an unlimited amount of practice problems. We have yet to get the same practice problem twice which means the kids are actually learning how to do the problem and not just memorizing the answers. The app also uses illustrations to help your child visualize the problem they are working on. When your child does problems they earn robots which they can then use in a game called Labyrinth.
The other Math Galaxy app we tried out was the 5th grade app $4.99 in the app store. This app covers a huge amount of common core math standards. Like the 7th grade app it presents concepts in small easy to manage chunks with lots and lots of practice problems. Some of the common core math standards that this app meets are:
Place value, regrouping, comparing decimals, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, addition and subtractions, adding subtracting and multiplying fractions, measurement etc. There are several games on this app to help them practice: Riddles that helps with length, area, volume and time. Labyrinth where you use a robot to search mazes for treasure. Bridge the Swamp covers adding subtracting, dividing fraction and multiplication.
Both girls were felt like the activities were ok and they seemed to pick up a few things that they were having trouble with on there regular math program. How ever they were frustrated with the games that both apps provided. They felt like Labyrinth was to complicated and I'm not sure they ever figured out how to really play it. The money trail game on the 5th grade app was boring for her, she reported that they did not need to actually count the money to be able to win they could just count the number of dots and then alternate turns with the computer to be sure they made the last move. We used these apps on an iPhone 6S and the girls felt like the buttons were to small on that size of screen. So I would recommend using the app on something bigger like and Ipad.
The Pre-Algebra Fun ebook is a tutorial for middle school students. It gives students explanations and plenty of practice. Current pricing is $9.95 which is fair for the number of pages that you get.
The second ebook we tried out was the Math Galaxy Whole Numbers Fun ebook. It covers hole number operations, time, money, area, length, volume, pictographs, bar graphs, probability. Its fits grades 1-4. Current pricing is $9.95. This book is also done in color.
The girls were on the fence about the workbooks. They said the pages where they already knew how to do the problems were good but the pages that had problems they had never done before didn't have enough "how to". The sections of the workbooks that we have done gave us a puzzle book feel which one child enjoyed and the other thought was boring. Over all I feel as though the workbooks offer great supplemental practice and cover a wide variety of topics for each grade level. But I don't believe these would be a good stand alone because of the lack of explanation and I don't see there being enough content in them to to last an entire school year.