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Math. I have a love-hate relationship with it. I have my whole life. I fear teaching math to my kids when they are older. So far, (my kids are still in elementary grades) I am surviving teaching math. However, I LOVE having ways to help them learn more and practice their math that don’t involve me. My kids also like to have a break from their regular math books from time to time, have a little variety. I love online math practice options. I was recently introduced to iPracticeMath.com. (I was compensated for my time in writing this review, but all opinions and thoughts are completely my own.)
iPracticeMath.com is a FREE site designed to help kids practice or learn math. It has all grades of math and can be used for math tutoring, extra practice, or if you want in place of regular math curriculum.
Free Online Math Practice
At iPracticeMath.com you can set up a homeschool parent or educator account and follow the progress of your children as they learn and practice their math facts. I set up a login for two of my kids. They log in and it has different topics for them to practice- addition, subtraction, time, multiplication, etc. They choose the topic they want to do and work through the problems right on the site. It gives immediate feedback telling them if they got the answer right or wrong. If they get it right, they get a star. When they get 10 right, they are finished with the skill set and earn a certificate that can be printed if you want. If you need additional practice, they have free worksheets for the kids to work on as well. These worksheets can be printed or done online.
How We Use iPracticeMath.com in Our Home
In preparing for this review, I let my kids take some time off their regular math to use the site exclusively as their math. They were VERY excited about that. I gave them an amount of time that I wanted them to spend ( 20 minutes). I also told them to work on 2 different categories each time. One had to include one of the topics that was more challenging for them. After they finished, I could go in to my parent/teacher account and look at what they did and see their scores. If the scores were not good, they would re-do that section.
Here is an example of my daughter’s report:
What I enjoyed was having the variety for my kids. Plus the fact that it is free is pretty wonderful! I also liked that it gave them exposure to a few new topics that they were not yet doing in their math books. They can choose where they want to focus, so it gives them a little more ownership over what they are learning. My 4th grade son chose to start with the harder topics because he likes the challenge. He said it was quite challenging, but learned some new things from it. My 2nd grader loves iPracticeMath.com a lot! She asks to do it all the time still. She likes having a new way to practice her math problems. It is really a great site for those who need a little extra math practice time beyond what they are getting in their own math curriculum.