Thursday, March 19, 2015

GPA LEARN {Schoolhouse Crew Review}

If you've been following my blog, and our homeschool journey, over the past several years, you'll know that math isn't our favorite subject around here; well, except for my youngest! When we were given the opportunity to review the one-year subscription of GPALOVEMATH from GPA LEARN, we were happy to try it out.

GPALOVEMATH is an online, web-based math program, developed for grades K-5. One thing that is appealing to children is that there are animated figures which serve as "learning coaches." They guide your student through the instruction, practice and quizzes. Don't they look fun?!
One thing I like about GPALOVEMATH is that it's online. Little Bit can do his math, either on the computer, or on his iPad (it's also supported on Android). That's made it especially handy while we are in Florida visiting my folks the past few weeks. He can still work on his math. Sometimes, though, he gets tired and impatient while waiting for the program to load, probably because my folks' have rather slow internet.
Screenshot of our initial dashboard
As you can see from the screenshot, it is simple to keep track of how your student is doing. Simple enough, your student can even see how he/she is doing. You can see how many lessons have been attempted; how many have been completed; how well he/she did on his/her lessons. It even tells you how many lessons need to be completed for the current week.
This screenshot, from the first week he began using GPA, illustrates his tracked progress. There is even a place where he can see if he has a motivate reward coming up or available. Those little motivations will keep your student eager to keep working on his/her math!
Here you can see how he did on each completed lesson. Little Bit gets excited whenever he Masters a lesson, and earns that trophy. The program sends me a notification email for each lesson he completes, which tells me how long he spent on that lesson, and how well he did.
Great Parents Academy says GPA is supported on these platforms: Microsoft Windows and  Apple Mac computers, Apple iPad, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 devices. The supported browsers are Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari 6 and 7. At this time, those of us with Kindle Fires aren't able to use GPA math on our devices, but the team at GPA is currently investigating the situation, and hope to have it worked out soon. :)
Currently we have access to 3 levels of math: third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade. Little Bit has been working mostly on third grade, although he has attempted some lessons in fourth grade, and recently in fifth grade as well. He has been using this instead of our regular math curriculum for now, but I think we'll soon be using it just a couple times a week in addition to his usual math. It'll be great reinforcement.

If your child wants to learn math online, I'd recommend GPALOVEMATH, for your K-5 students. You can click the banner below to read more reviews, too.

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