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Wondering how Revolution Math works and what ages it's appropriate for? This is my full review, with some perspective as a mom and a former teacher.
I've been eagerly awaiting sharing our Revolution Math experience with you guys since Lydia took her first class. From the minute she finished that first hour, I knew it was a hit. And now? A month in? I'm sold. We absolutely LOVE this program and will be continuing over the summer to use it as part of our over all summer learning plan. I'm not going to lie, I was apprehensive in the beginning. Everyone I'd talked to was raving about Revolution Math. How did it even work? It seemed pricey. Was it really worth it?
Well, I'm sold. We absolutely love it. Lydia has a blast each week, and I'm impressed by how quickly she is picking up new skills.
Revolution Math: A Full Review
So what is Revolution Math? It's a story based math program lead by a math tutor. What does that actually MEAN? Each week, your child joins the SAME group of kids at the same time (Lydia's class is on Mondays). There are 4 children in the class, along with her tutor (the same person each week). They log in to their Revolution Math session via Zoom, but it's like no Zoom I've ever seen. They watch videos and stories (they look like mini comic books) and do interactive math activities. Each week, they progress through part of an adventure / story. It picks up where it left off the week before, and each child plays one of the characters. Lydia LOVES it. And as someone with 15 years of experience in elementary instruction, I'm impressed with how engaging the curriculum is.
They practice focus math skills each week (for example the first week they worked on telling time) and their tutor is amazing at supporting the kids as they practice and learn. I've gotta be honest, as a teacher I'm a tough critic when it comes to supporting kids as they learn new skills. And I was pretty impressed at the ways the teacher helped Lydia.
Time and Frequency: Classes are 1 hour and once a week. When you sign up, you'll pick a time slot that will always be the same.
Ages: Revolution Math is created for second graders to fifth graders. Now, YES Lydia is finishing kindergartener and it's pretty common for first graders to participate. She has loved it, and her tutor has been great about helping with math skills that weren't taught to her during her Kindergarten school year (for example two digit subtraction). I would suggest this for any child who has mastered all Kindergarten math skills and is able to sit for an hour on a zoom and to follow verbal directions.
Pricing: If you pay for a year in advance, Revolution Math costs $99 a month (pretty good for 4 teacher led tutoring sessions). If you pay by the month, it's $149 each month. It's definitely an investment but, in my opinion? Worth every penny. And man I'm excited about this……I got you guys a CRAZY deal. You can sign up HERE to get a trial month of Revolution Math (four classes) for $1. Yup, $1. So if you'd like to give it a shot over the summer? THIS IS THE TIME.
Included: In addition to the four classes each month, your child will get a learning kit. The kit is filled with math materials including dice, a pencil, a protractor, graph paper, area tiles, flash cards, character mask and a poster.
Prizes and Motivation: One of the things I love about Revolution Math? They have some great systems to motivate kids. Multiple times during each class, the kids have an opportunity to earn “gems”. The gems are housed in a treasure box and can be viewed anytime within the Revolution Math dashboard. Once they've earned a certain amount of gems? They can be traded in for prizes!
I'm so excited to share this with you guys. Revolution Math has been a game changer this last month for US, and I know it's a tool that will help a ton of us navigate the summer. Now let me know if you sign up!