The new school year has started and I can already say that Hayden is doing a lot better this year than last. Kindergarten was such a huge adjustment for him last year and I was worried about this year since he would be going full-day but besides being a little tired, he’s been doing great! At a recent curriculum night, his teacher told us there wouldn’t be a nightly homework assignment. Instead, she might give out homework and it’s due the next week. She encouraged us to have the kids read from their free Storia account and also to practice math on the computer. Surprisingly – because my husband and I are not good at math – Hayden seems to like it and is good at it too. When I introduced him to **Go Math! Academy **at home, he was excited to try it out.

**Go Math! Academy™** is 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!

Setting up an account with Go Math! Academy is easy. Your account can let up to five children participate, but since I just have Hayden it went very quickly.I like that both Hayden and I have a dashboard so I can see how he is progressing and any rewards he has received. You’ll even receive an email with a Quick Progress Report that will let you know how your child is doing.

Since they haven’t even touched on subtraction yet in first grade, he has been focusing on addition. Go Math! Academy is very simple to navigate and Hayden – who is 6 – has no problem doing it all himself. I like that he can choose between two different themes – Rocket to Space or Sub under the Sea – to keep his interest high. As he works at his own pace, he earns awards. Once he masters certain skills, there are even more fun games to unlock.

Available for grades K-6, Go Math! Academy is a lively, engaging online experience that empowers children to complete the grade-level curriculum in order to select the skill they want to practice. The program is aligned with the goals of the Common Core State Standards and while that is different from the way we learned math, I like that there are Math Help Tips that give us step by step instructions and videos on how we can help our children succeed in math.

I really like the Math Help Video Library. The videos feature expert instructors (and loveable puppets to engage younger kids) who make math concepts clear and fun! The videos are great to help refresh your child’s memory on something they have previously learned or to help review for a test. Hayden is a highly visual learner and he loves watching videos on YouTube. He will watch videos about toys and memorize all of these facts. I’ve always said, if only there were videos that could teach him what he really needs to know! And there is with Go Math! Academy.

Since your child can work at their own pace, they re always going to be challenged. They can work ahead or they can continue to review what is being learned at their current grade level. Go Math! Academy is great for children that are homeschooled or if you’re just looking for math enrichment and support.

**Pricing**

**Go Math! Academy **is subscription based and available in your choice of three payment plans – which includes 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*

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*Disclosure: I received compensation from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for writing this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *

Julie Wood says

What an awesome learning experience to have this Math Academy on the computer and be able to learn math with all the tutorials. I wish I had something like this when my son was in grade school.

Jenna @ A Savory Feast says

This looks like a great way to help kids learn! I wish there were things like this when I was a kid.

Fi says

This looks like a great aid in helping children to learn math 🙂

Sierra Burton says

I’m really bad at math, maybe I need to try this out 😉

Camille says

I think we need to help kids love math as soon as possible. What a fun tool!

Lindsay says

Very cool! Wish I had this when I was that young 🙂

Susie says

Wow. This looks really interesting! I like that the program is aligned with Common Core since that is how they are learning in school. I will definitely need to look into this. Thanks for sharing the information.

Brenda says

This is awesome! I used to love to play learning computer games when I was little!

Nicole says

Very educational and affordable! And easy for the kids to use and advance in. Love this.

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says

This looks like such a helpful device to teach maths.

Katie Matthews says

This is great! I was so useless at Maths when I was younger! My mum always had fun interactive games for us to play like this to keep our interest up!

Katie <3

Amby Felix says

I am so going to look into this program! We are a charter schooling/home schooling family so we LOVE this sort of stuff!

Rebekah says

This is great! Math is what I am most worried about with my son starting school because I have never been good at it. Pinning this for reference because I’m sure it will come in handy!

Maryann says

Looks like fun for the kids! Schools use computer programs for math and language arts all the time now.

kendall says

This looks like such a fun way to learn! I’ll have to look into this for my little one!

JoAnn says

Very cool! As a teacher and mom, I am always on the lookout for engaging programs like this. Thanks for sharing!

Alyssa says

How neat is this! I love these learning games!

Lauren says

OH math and I did not get along at all. I still need a calculator for basic math! I am so glad there are programs like this to help kids now!

Jessica Doll says

This looks great! I’m going to sign my older son up for it.

Myrabev says

ooh my thanks been looking for this but couldnt remember for the life of me. i can now get my little cousin the go maths academy thank you

Cam | Bibs and Baubles says

This sounds really good. My son is just starting to learn math. I’ll check it out.

I love the sign by the computer to dream bigger! 🙂

Trish says

We’re not to school-age yet, but we’re planning to homeschool so something like this might really come in handy.

Michelle says

I adore that owl you have next to the computer! So cute!! (And it’s awesome that your son loves the program. 🙂 )

shelly peterson says

this would be great for my son. It’s a great way to make learning fun. I like how the parents can get progress reports.

kristine foley says

Sounds like a great program! Our oldest just started preschool but def book marking for the future! Thanks!

Fatim says

I love how innovative and creative at home learning has become!! So much better than those big books I used to get and fill out when I was younger lol 🙂

Mary Happymommy says

I homeschool and this sounds like a great program to try out.

Raewyn says

Aw, this sounds like so much fun! I teach students programs like this and it makes me so happy!

Elena says

My son would love this fun learning experience. Thank you for the review!

Sarah L says

I love math. This is good for making math fun for kids.