Amazing that even though I’m not a math whiz, I can still find the resources I need to help my daughter with math.
I was pretty blessed to stumble across this pretty nifty online math homeschool curriculum that allows my child to learn math while having fun at the same time!
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Uzinggo means fun online math lessons!
Since my daughter has begun 6th grade this year, I chose to review the Middle School Ultimate Package. Boasting a whiz-kid appeal, Uzinggo has an in-built gaming system as its forte offering for middle and high school students (grades 5-12.)
The home page is attractive enough, and after viewing the course offerings (which comprise of algebra, geometry, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science), I had to give it a try for my 6th grader.
The very first thing I needed to figure out was how the site works, so I spent a bit of time exploring the online math lessons, and here’s what I found out:
Uzinggo provides online tutoring for math.
Honestly, this is exactly what I need. (Did I mention already that I’m no math whiz?)
The revolutionary online tutoring process Uzinggo uses is what they call the 5E Instructional Model, which helps students to retain information through 5 key concepts: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate.
I’m just glad someone else came up with the tutoring model.
Uzinggo is easy to use.
Uzzingo works very simply. In a nutshell, we could either search for a particular math topic we were currently learning or having trouble with, or we could select a topic straight from the menu options.
We chose to select a topic. We are met with a linear image of a “Zing Path”, which will eventually be my daughter’s custom learning path- available to her whenever she needs to review material.
Each zing path contains activities for the concepts she’s learning. These activities consist of activities and video lessons to help my child understand the concepts. Her progress is saved as she works on the material.
When she’s ready to take a break or go back to the material, she simply clicks on the “My Last Zing Path” icon, and we’re back to where we were previously- all of our work saved.
Uzinggo is a fun homeschool resource.
Once I realized my 6th grade daughter would be earning virtual badges as she completed “Zing Paths”, I knew we were in for a treat.
Learning is made fun because my daughter gets to earn rewards as she completes her lessons.
After a few weeks of vigorously working through her zing paths, my daughter is ready to “cash in” on her rewards.
For every activity or zing path completed, she receives “zings” and can go to town with the fun side of Uzinggo. A few things my daughter loves to do on Uzinggo are:
- customize her avatar
- adopt and care for a personal pet
- and design a room
Being the pet-lover and room-designer she is, this was a pretty cool incentive.
What’s in it for mom?
Uzzingo offers quite a few benefits for the homeschool parent. Here’s what I found especially exciting:
With each online activity for your child, Uzzingo provides additional practice worksheets for printout (along with a teacher’s copy.
Parents get detailed reports of their child’s progress: how long they spent on the activities, the assessment score, and the amount of zing points earned.
A teacher’s guide is included for printout. This is invaluable for someone like me who needs a little help explaining math concepts. It’s like having a complete math curriculum in both book and digital format (not to mention the ease of paper-less curriculum!)
Assessment sheets are available for each lesson, in case you want to have your kid take a paper quiz.
Online quiz assessment is available for students for that quick pop quiz to see how well they’re learning.
And most of all, I get to step back and watch my daughter enjoy learning math!
Virtual Science Labs Included
If you purchase the Middle School Ultimate Package or the high school package, you also have access to hundreds of lessons in life science, physical science, as well as earth and space science.
Topics range from the periodic table and acids to the solar system and the geosphere. A wide variety of science topics are offered.
Because there is so much science to choose from, you’ll always have a science lesson right at your fingertips.
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This is an awesome giveaway- so if you’re looking for a math program or just need to supplement, you’ll want to hop in on this opportunity.
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