We received two one-year subscriptions for a typing tutor program called Typing Tournament Online and a fun math practice program called Maths Invaders Online from EdAlive. With our children who are still being homeschooled being 16-years-old and 18-years-old, I was more interested in the typing program than the Math Invaders Online. In these days and times, I believe that every person needs to have above average typing skills. So I felt our children definitely could benefit from this program. In addition, I felt my husband and I both could benefit from improving our typing skills as well as using this online program.
Because EdAlive is an Australian-based company, some of the language used will be British English rather than American English. However, our family did not find this to be a problem when utilizing this program. We found logging in and beginning to use this problem to be quick and easy. Their website states, “We believe that every child is special and that education gives them the best opportunity to live life to the fullest. That’s why our software and web sites make the highest quality resources available for all children to help them reach their learning potential”.
With the Maths Invaders Online program, students work on essential numerical skills that are vital to every child’s success. The program is designed for students ages 5 to 15. It allows students/players to tackle a large number of problems in minutes. It helps to develop automatic recall of important numerical math facts. It is designed to be intrinsically motivating. Players are able to select from a group of levels to find problems that fit their level. It is designed to make learning fun.
Students select from the Galactic campaign, Space Rescue and practice. By using the keyboard, players attempt to answer math questions correctly to achieve their objectives. We found the graphics to be of high quality and fun to look at while playing. Printable worksheets are also available as well. From the menu, parents and players can see the leaderboards, the App library, tools and reports, help screen and more. Students can compete against other players or the computer making it more interesting.
Typing Tournament Online is designed for those ages 6 to adult. I loved the fact that even adults can benefit from this program. It allows players to begin at their current skill level and gradually introduces the whole keyboard. Players move through the program at their own pace through 128 lessons, games, and drills. The medieval tournament theme is highly engaging. Our family appreciated being able to actually select a goal to reach by the end of the course and how it actively promotes using correct fingers on the right keys. I know it easier to type faster when using proper finger placement.
Our family found this typing program to be worth using as well as being fun to practice. The bright colors, the tournament concept and more makes this program fun to use.
Here are some pictures of the instructions for proper posture and more.
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So if you are looking for great interactive programs for reinforcing math facts and/or typing skills, check out EdAlive’s Maths Invaders Online and Typing Tournament Online for yourself. Other members of the Home School Review Crew are reviewing these two online programs this week so click here or on the graphic below to read additional reviews.