They have tons of time slots, so it’s easy to find one that works with your schedule and every week, you join 2-3 other students and your live tutor for an hour long math adventure together.
One thing I love is that it’s the same tutor every week, so you get to know them and they get to you know.
Each week, your squad goes on an adventure where you use math to solve mysteries and puzzles as a team.
It’s a story-based curriculum and when you sign up, you get a free box of materials with masks, manipulatives, graph paper and other pieces to help you solve the mysteries. I get a total kick out of seeing Ella sitting at my laptop with her mask on doing math problems.
Plus, you earn gems for every mystery you solve and then you can exchange those gems for prizes (like LEGO kits, art supplies, and lots more). Ella is delighted every week to see her gem collection grow and she’s saving up for a set of nail pens.
When we were living at my in-laws house and the cousins were over nearly every day, my fourth-grade nephew would often sit next to Ella for the entire hour, watching the story unfold and figuring out the problems himself.
It’s THAT engaging.
When I talked about it last fall, I did a little InstaStory of Ella participating and I got messages from two readers saying, “My child is in the same class as your child! I thought that was you folding laundry in the background!”
And I got a stunning amount of emails and direct messages from people who signed up their children and LOVED it.
From children who had never had a good experience with math and were, for the first time, finding math enjoyable, to kids who loved math and wanted a new way to practice and develop their skills, Revolution Math is seriously one of the best tools I’ve ever seen.
It’s a far cry from the two-color pixeled multiplication flash cards I used on our computer when I was growing up (although in defense of that program, I still know them all the way up to 15 x 15 and it’s been one of the best life skills I ever developed).
Laundry folding not required.