Matific Galaxy is an online world where your kids can play fun math games in order to save a pixelated alien type guy. There is another alien that is a bad guy and he is stealing the pixels from the “good” aliens. So, your child is the hero that helps the aliens get their pixels back.
K-6 Math Games
It is designed for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. It is an award-winning program that is proven to boost your child’s math confidence. It also increased elementary aged children’s math test scores by 34%!
We were given a subscription for one child for a year. The site is very user friendly. Once you have your subscription, you can set your child’s grade and then they are ready to start playing. You can access Matific Galaxy through desktop and any iOS or Android smartphones and tablets.
When they first log into the program, they will see a super colorful and fun graphic.
It is a self-guided program, so you truly could give your child the login information and just let them go. Or you can be more hands-on if that makes you feel more comfortable. I was more hands-on at first, but once Olivia got the hang of using the site, I didn’t hover over her.
Here are some screenshots to give you an idea of the “story” that goes with the games:
Poor little Dusty on the bottom right picture is captured and needs help getting his pixels back. So your child will play math games to get them back!
In addition to the pixels, students also earn coins, trophies, and online prizes.
The Parent Zone
In the parent zone, there are multiple tabs at the top of the page. The first one is the dashboard and it gives a ton of information regarding what your child has been doing within the program. It lists the grade you have your child working on within Matific. You can change that grade if it seems to be too easy or too difficult for your child. Within the dashboard it also tells you when your subscription expires, the topics your child is excelling in and which ones are a struggle, and it gives suggested practice games for your child to play. It also shows a detailed list of recent activity from your child as well as a graph that shows weekly activity.
Finally, at the bottom of the dashboard, is a place where you can write a note to your child. The next time your child logs in to Matific Galaxy, they will see the message.
In addition to the dashboard, in the parent zone, there is a place where you can change the parent profile email and password if you need to do that. You can also change your child’s grade if after they start playing you find that the games are either too easy or too difficult.
You can set a “learning goal” for your child. For example, you can set it to “45 minutes per week”. Then the system will send you an email reminder (if you have the box checked) to tell you if the goal is being met.
For example, this particular week’s email was telling me Olivia was a little behind in the goal for the week (one minute behind, but still…).
Finally, in the parent zone, there is a very detailed reports page. It shows activity, results by topic, results by assignment, and “all-time achievements” where it shows what trophies your child has earned while playing math games on Matific Galaxy.
You can go try it out for free on the Matific Galaxy website to see if you and your children like it.
I hope this has helped give you a visual of the website. I also recommend you click the banner below to read other reviews to see what other TOS crew members thought of the program.