Saturday, March 27, 2010

Math Galaxy ~ TOS Crew Review

There are 10 software programs you can purchase from Math Galaxy. Each costs $24.95, and they offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
  • Whole Numbers Fun
  • Fractions Fun
  • Decimals, Proportions, % Fun
  • Word Problems Fun
  • Pre-Algebra Fun
  • Algebra Fundamentals
  • Whole Numbers Worksheet Generator
  • Fractions Worksheet Generator
  • Decimals, Proportions, % Worksheet Generator
  • Algebra Worksheet Generator

Our family has been using "Whole Numbers Fun" to review for the TOS Crew. With this software, my children are able to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, rounding and estimating, patterns and sequences, word problems, time, money, length, area, volume, pictographs, bar graphs, and probability (whew! that's a lot of stuff).

This is a fun (and reasonably priced) math practice software program for your home computer. It is most helpful, if your child is a competent reader and can work on this independently for more math practice. My kids think the colors and graphics are pretty cool. One thing I did not like was after you enter in your answer you are asked to either press any key to continue or sometimes you are asked this question: "New Problem?" Then you have to click on yes or no before you can go on to another problem. I would like my child to go through a series of uninterrupted math problems instead of having to press on any key to continue or by clicking "yes" to keep progressing. But the instruction the child receives as they work through the problems is a really nice feature that you do not find often in math drill/practice programs.

Overall, I think this is a good program to supplement a math curriculum if a computer software program is something your family prefers. I do prefer one-time payment items rather than paying monthly subscriptions like some sites/programs. But, I do see how if you have multiple children on multiple levels, how $29.95/child for a math practice software program can get a bit expensive.

To read more reviews by the TOS Crew about even more Math Galaxy programs other than Whole Numbers Fun, click over to the TOS Crew Blog!

1 comment:

Sheri said...

Hi, just reading your review here b4 posting mine. I just saw on the forum that customers get a CD, meaning you only pay once for the program and then you have it for all the kiddos. We just got the download for the review via the internet. HTH ya out. :0)

FM Sheri