Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Learning Palette - TOS Review

We've been reviewing from Learning Wrap Ups is an online educational program, it provide a fun and engaging way to reinforce and review skills whilst providing a self checking approach to learning. 
When you log in you are taken to the main menu - here you can choose between Math and Reading, the Math program offers Basic through to Level 5 and Reading - Basic to Level 3. (level info ) Each level offers about 6 topics and there are around a dozen cards for each topic. Subjects include numbers, coins, geometry, algebra, probability, fractions, phonics, reading comprehension, grammar, vocab, prefixes and more. The main menu also shows which cards you have completed.

Each question is presented as a palette. There are a variety of questions at the centre of the circle with the solutions around the outside, you then have to drag a coloured circle to the correct solution. Some of the questions are quiet small but there is a magnifying glass that zooms in. They can then check their answers, correct errors and go on to the next card or opt to back to the main menu. There is also a parent log in where you can review progress and see things like average score, completed cards and time spent etc. have provided the standards and correlation for each level. for those who have to deal with common core correlations.

You can pick and choose which order you do the questions in but we have been doing the cards in order and have noticed that the problems become progressively harder. We were given a years access to their online program for five users and Rose used the basic level, Tulip alternated between level 1 and 2 while Sunflower used level 4 of reading and level 5 of math. The younger girls ended up using this on the tablet as the touch screen made it easier for them to use while Sunflower was happy with it on the PC.

I did have a couple of technical problems with this - the site was too large for my screen so I had to make it smaller to fit and it sometimes didn't register the circles in the right place but otherwise the girls have found it easy to use and manoeuvre around the site without my supervision. So far they seem to be enjoying this and are happy to use it as their screen time - they seem to be treating it more as a game than lessons so it all positive for me, sneaking in extra revision outside their lessons is always a plus. is available for $59.99 for up to 5 users. They are currently offering a 20% discount using the coupon code HOMESCHOOL. There is even a free demo so you can try before you buy.

You can see what my crew mates thought of this and some of Learning Wrap Ups other products including the reading kitsmath kitsvocabulary intro kit10 days to multiplication mastery wrap up and book combo10 days to addition mastery wrap up and book combo and the math intro kit over at the TOS Blog

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