Matific: Interactive Math Activities For Kids
Matific is self-described as “rigorous interactive activities for students.” It’s a site where children can learn math skills at their own pace, through engaging games and activities. The site covers the full curriculum for K-6 using the following learning path:
Parents and/or teachers can create accounts and the website will walk you through how to assign specific grade-level skills to specific students or classes.
I was able to set up four different programs – one for each of my kids. (Each child will need to be added individually, and will receive a unique username/password. While I found this process not entirely user-friendly and a bit difficult to figure out, it IS possible and do-able.) The site allowed me to select their grade level and assign different games to each child. I loved that I was able to select games that focused on math skills my child needed help with.
For example, my second grader is a rock-star at addition and multiplication, but struggles with subtraction. I loved being able to select a few subtraction based games for him. The games are interesting, unique, and varied. The variety of games keep kids coming back for more.
From popping balloons, sorting bottles at a recycling factory, or loading up food for zoo animals, kids engage in fun tasks all while practicing valuable math skills.
My soon-to-be fifth grader doesn’t exactly love math. But, since Matific is a website for kids, I needed his input/involvement for this review. I got him set up with a handful of arithmetic function games (add/subtract, multiplication, division) and asked him to play through a game or two and see what he thought.
Here’s the thing….after several games, I told him that I had what I needed, and he could stop playing. His response, “I don’t want to stop playing. This is actually really fun.” Jaw drop. If Matific can make math appealing and engaging to a child who generally dislikes math, imagine what it can do for YOUR child!
As a former teacher turned homeschooling parent, I know that when a child is engaged and having FUN while learning, he/she retains more information. We remember what holds our interest and attention! Matific uses interesting games, fun characters, charming graphics, and interactivity to keep kids engaged.
You can visit https://www.matific.com/us/en-us/home/ to see a sample of the learning activities, and to learn more.