I mean 1st-4th grade-ish. Beyond that is fine as well.
ETA: a free game download would also fit our needs.
I started using Khan Academy for myself to brush up on my atrophied math skills. My girls were interested, so I signed them up, and they've been using it and having some fun, but the format is not really fabulous for the younger ages. I don't mind the lack of cartoons and games, but not having them makes repeating skills for the fun of mastery rather... repetitious. And the videos--very helpful for me-- are not very engaging for this set and seem dry, although helpful...*if* their attention doesn't drift!
However, they are having some fun with it. They like the points and the "badges". One thing I like is the ability to move up and down the skill levels at will. Nothing is stopping me from reviewing my one-digit addition after reviewing slopes and ratios and all that, and nothing stops them from dabbling in algebra after a subtraction review. I like that you can do it, but Khan still doesn't make it really simple for a kid to navigate around to do it. You need to go *here* but for mastery, you have to go back *there*. The site navigation is not incredibly intuitive, and when using just the learning dashboard, they queue up skills that are way, way beyond what we are learning, forcing me to go back to other spots and searching over and over. Not easy. I want easy. I want the girls to be able to log in and play and puzzle away without me, if I need to move on to other things (I do enjoy sitting with them a lot, but I want the freedom.)
And I want free. Free it must be for now. I know that's limiting, but I'm afraid that's the current reality of our finances right now.
Sorry if this is a rehashing of another thread I know is here somewhere, but I'm feeling lazy and would love a repeat, if you will indulge me.
Edited by SweetSilver - 10/14/13 at 11:33am