Over the past few weeks we’ve been trying out Go Math! Academy, an online, at-home learning program based on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s enormously successful GO Math!™ textbook curriculum. Used by over 7 million kids worldwide, Go Math! Academy offers thousands of math practice problems, hundreds or help videos, and plenty of games and rewards to make learning fun!

Truth be told, being asked to try out Go Math! Academy couldn’t have come at a better time. We were over half-way through summer, and I was failing at my summer goal of keeping up with school work. I didn’t have plans to go hard or anything, just little bits here and there to keep the brain moving forward and to lessen the learning shock when it came time for back to school.

Especially when it comes to math, this subject never came naturally to me, and my kids are the same. Yet now, with the recent change in the way math is taught here in Canada, I find it even more frustrating to help her {my own childhood struggles are haunting me, along with how this new method confuses me!}.

So, this is where Go Math! Academy comes in as a life saver, since it teaches math the way they are learning it now in school. You know, the way in which I can’t understand ..

This summer I had the intentions to assist her in keeping up and hopefully get ahead of the game, but it was the carrying out of those plans that wasn’t going too well. Go Math! Academy was the ideal thing, since my oldest is getting bored of our usual tablet educational apps, workbooks and websites. Since motivation was the key factor in our demise, introducing this new {and fun!} resource was just what she needed to get her learning-on!

Here are the Key Features of Go Math! Academy:

- Lively, engaging online experience lets children select a theme to launch their own personal math journey.
- Independent learning empowers children to complete the grade-level curriculum in order to select the skill they want to practice.
- Skill-boosting approach offers step-by-step math problems to support practice.
- Entertaining help videos feature expert instructors (and loveable puppets to engage younger kids) who make math concepts clear and fun!

My daughter started Grade 5 in the Fall, so we set her up on the Grade 5 level. I quickly learned that this level was just too hard for her, she struggled with each question and seemed really down about it.

So, I changed the parental settings and had her work on Grade 4, which proved to be the perfect balance between challenge and fun. Some of it she knew very well, and others she did need work on. It met our goals to reinforce what she learned months ago and gradually build on that, which is exactly why the tag line “Catch up, keep up, or get ahead with Go Math! Academy” is bang-on.

I appreciate that each question has a ‘help me’ button, to assist kids when they are stuck with an answer. The explanations are very guided and simple, giving instruction in an easy to follow and understand way {so, this helped me too}. There’s also engaging video lessons and awards and rewards for motivation to keep going.

Go Math! Academy has a separate parental section on the site that allows me to check on the lessons she’s completed and gives me a quick progress report. This especially helps when you have multiple children, to keep track of how each is doing without having to remember on your own.

Overall, we have very much enjoyed Go Math! Academy as an online learning tool, it’s a very distinct program that has impressed both me as a parent and my daughter as the user.

In fact, I just added my twins to the subscription as they just started Grade 1 and have some catching up to do themselves. That’s one of the other perks of Go Math! Academy, you can add up to 5 profiles on one subscription!

The twins think it’s more fun than anything, so that right there tells me this is a great path to take and ensure they always want to give it a try.

**Learn More**

Go Math! Academy is available in three payment plans {access for up to 5 children}:

- Monthly: $9.99/month
- 6-months: $49.99 ($8.33/month) – a 17% savings
- 1-year: $79.99 ($6.67/month) – a 33% savings

Follow Go Math! Academy on social media:

- Follow @HMHAcademy on Twitter and #HMHAcademy
- Like Go Math! Academy on Facebook
- Follow Go Math! Academy on Pinterest

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This is a sponsored post for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Robin says

My 7 year old struggles with math, so this sounds like something that would really help him!

Tammi says

I hope it does Robin!

Nicole says

This sounds like a great resource to use in my homeschooling. I think my kids would be receptive to it because it looks fun!

Tammi says

Sounds perfect for you Nicole!

Daisy says

My son loves Math Academy! We just finished the kindergarten level and it was a lot of fun. I could see him excited and learning which was awesome.

Tammi says

So awesome!

Jenna Wood says

A lot of my early education was spent on the computer during school breaks. I used to love Carmen Sandiego and Reading Rabbit- this looks like something my niece would enjoy!

Jennifer says

This looks like a great way to help kids improve their math skills. I love this because the “new” math just seems like greek to me. My sister is having trouble with it as well with her son.

Tammi says

Amen, I don’t understand!

Nolie says

Our school pays for a site like this for the kids to use but it is inactive during the summer. Big Brother loves math so we want to keep that love going. I will be sure to check out Go Math Academy.

kathy downey says

I have never heard of Go Math Academy,I will be sure to check out sounds very interesting

Tonya says

My daughter could really benefit from this! I love how it also gives you progress reports.

Stefany says

This sounds like a great service! I know how boring math can be for kids so this is a great way to get them interested.

Tammi says

Indeed!

Sarah says

Looking into this when I get home – I like to utilize all resources, especially online!

Tammi says

Let me know if you have any questions Sarah!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All says

I like the way the word problems are set up. I can see where this could be very useful.

Dede says

I taught math for many years at the middle school level. Harcourt was an excellent resource for students! My daughter is having some trouble in 5th grade with math concepts. I’ll consider this as a way to give her extra practice.

Tammi says

Thanks for the feedback Dede!

Nicole says

I like how encouraging they seem to be to the child. Makes children want to keep trying.

AImee Smith says

This is a great resource. It is surprisingly affordable too, win win!

Tammi says

Agree!

Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom says

This sounds like a really great program.. my Teen loves math and when he was little he spent hours on a similar program like this and he is now a math tutor… you never know how much a simple program like this will help them later in life… thanks for sharing, will look into this for my little ones..

Tammi says

I agree Melanie!

Brenda Roy says

Way to go Tammi; hope this helps her and she finds it more fun

Mark Cook says

I didn’t get any additional help with my Math until junior high school lol. BUT! after the additional help my grades in math improved hugely, and then the Math grades were up as high as my Art and PhysEd grades lol.

Lee-Ann says

sure wish I had something like this growing up – maybe then I wouldn’t hate math so much

Tammi says

Me too!

Neil Anderson says

Sounds like a great system, but I don’t see how far in school it goes

Elizabeth Matthiesen says

this sounds like a good and fun way for children to better their mathematical skills. I’m lucky as this was never a problem for me nor for my children. New things took a bit but then it went click and I’d got the hang of it. I wish it was that easy for all children.

Elizabeth Vlug says

Great tool for helping kids and parents with their math skills. And cheaper than a tutor. Thanks for sharing.

April says

This sounds awesome. I love that you said GO MATH!

Erica says

Looks like fun! I love math.

MrDisco says

wish i had that when i was younger

SueSueper says

It is awesome that you can learn online like that. Wish this was around when I was a kid! HAHAHA, Internet wasn’t even around!

Ryan Spencer says

I’m a teacher and I always support different methods of teaching math!

Kathleen B says

This is good information. I have been struggling how to help my daughter with math.