September 10, 2013

"MathTacular" Review

Math was never my favorite subject when I was growing up, but learning fundamental math skills is essential for future academic success. "MathTacular!: Unbelievably Understandable Math" from Sonlight uses fun, practical examples to teach math basics. As a mom, I appreciated the many ways that simple, everyday items around our house can be used to reinforce math skills (matching up pairs of socks, counting by twos using snacks as manipulatives, etc.)

I have to admit that the production quality of some of the segments feel a little bit like a home video, BUT with that being said, the content is excellent and covers a wide range of topics everything from learning how to count tally marks to how to tell time.

This has been a great DVD for my four year old who is learning the basics of math. There are a total of 67 different "lessons." All of the lesson are under 5 minutes, with the majority of them being between 1-3 minutes long. The MathTacular is approximately 150 minutes

As a mom, I feel like I learned several new ways to introduce mathematical concepts to my kids. There were several games like "Wormholes & Warp-drives" that I know my son would love to play. The concepts are age appropriate and introduced in fun ways. My kids really enjoy watching the video. There is also a set of nine printables on the DVD that include things like shape names, colors, money value, days of the week cards, etc.

The information is explained well and my kids enjoyed watching it (and I enjoyed that they're learning something in the process.) I think this would be a helpful addition to any homeschool curriculum for early learners (pre-k through 2nd grade).

MathTacular is on sale this week at Educents! You can get a copy of MathTacular Vol. 1, Inquisikids, and MathTacular Math Manipulatives Guide for $31.50 (regularly $44.98). 
Deal Expires 9/15

The version for sale on Educents contains 4 hours of math content.

I received a complimentary copy of MathTacular to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my honest thoughts of the product. Post contains affiliate links that help to support the work of the blog at no additional cost to you.

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