What is MathKEY?
MathKEY is a powerful and efficient way to teach math to all elementary students. It presents a sequential listing of
all math skills that should be taught in each grade (1 through 5).
It is designed to make the math instruction process easier for
teachers and parents while also making the learning process more
efficient and successful for students. While MathKEY is
highly effective for children in the regular school (or home school)
setting, it is also extremely powerful as a tool for rapidly
"bringing-up" math ability in students who are currently performing
below grade level.
Math Programs the Same?
While all math programs cover basically the same math
skills and concepts, MathKEY goes beyond other programs by using a vastly superior
organizational format. This provides easy and quick access to desired
math support materials. MathKEY will
teachers and parents to easily pinpoint problem areas and provide
students with the concentrated practice they need to master any
particular math skill. In other words, it is the organization and
delivery strategies that make MathKEY a superior math education
program. We have just completed our new MathKEY online skills test
allowing you to test any student on all or part of the skills for any
grade, one through three. After test completion, click the Worksheet
button and watch the program automatically make an amazing worksheet
packet of just the skills not passed on the test (WOW!), saving you hours
of time. We also have our new GENIUS multiplication facts learning
program that is unlike anything you've seen anywhere. This will get
those difficult multiplication facts memorized - once and for all!
Logical Math Program
MathKEY was developed by conducting a complete analysis of math textbooks
from a variety of different sources (including math textbooks from the
highest scoring school district in Florida). From this base of
information, we were able to create a detailed list of the specific math
skills that should be taught in each elementary grade. Order of
instruction is critical since the ability to learn a new math skill is
dependent upon how well the student learned previous math skills.
For example, to successfully answer a long division problem, a student
must first be able to perform basic addition and subtraction, and also have memorized the
multiplication facts. If these pre-requisite skills are not mastered, it
becomes very difficult
for the student to correctly answer a division problem in any reasonable amount of time.
Whether you are working with a student who is years behind in math ability
or a talented student with exceptional math ability, MathKEY provides an
efficient format for advancing through grade level math skills at a much faster pace.
Here's how we do it...
MathKEY is divided into 3 sections:
SECTION 1 -
After clicking the "TRY
MATHKEY FREE" link above and choosing a grade level, MathKEY begins by
showing a text description of each math skill that should be taught for
that grade. For example, when you enter the Grade 1 section, you
will see text descriptions of over 70 specific math skills on the left
side of the page (counting objects - adding 2 digit numbers - basic word problems
addition - basic word problems subtraction - geometry circles - geometry
squares etc). Click on this text description to view a "real" example of the math skill on the right
side of the page. This type of organization and clarity makes it
helpful as either a
general outline for instruction or as a highly effective method for
practice in identified weak areas.
Practice makes perfect as the
saying goes.... and this is certainly true in mathematics. MathKEY
provides you with many pages of practice worksheets on each math skill if
needed. If you are working with a talented student, you may need to
practice only a handful of problems to achieve mastery. If your
student learns math at a slower pace, you have the option of providing many additional pages of practice worksheets.
Once you've found a math skill you would like to practice further, just click
the "WORKSHEET" button for several pages
of high quality practice worksheets.
SECTION 3 - TALENTED INSTRUCTION
We will also be giving additional help
to instructors by suggesting various "techniques" - "tricks" -
and "attention-getting strategies" that can greatly enhance and accelerate the learning process.
If you ever do need further help, we will be there with detailed
written instructions and video tutoring (planned for the future).
It's Easy to Get Started
The best way to get started with MathKEY is to simply give us a try.
"TRY MATHKEY FREE" link above and take a look around. The first nine weeks of each
elementary grade is available free of charge. If you like what you
see you can then sign up to receive access to all materials for as
low as $7.95 a month.
OUR NEW MATH TEST NOW ONLINE!Members also get full access to our powerful new math test. The MathKEY Online Test allows you to test a
child on all math skills for either Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3.
Test questions are highly visual and include multiple choice and
drag and drop. Audio reading of each question is also available
during the test if desired. After test completion you'll receive a
detailed summary of test results showing which skills were passed and
which were not. A test summary page can be printed in a professional
format which is great for showing parents. Unlike any other test,
you'll see a link called "Make PDF" next to the student name in the
database. Click this link and the computer will automatically make a
special worksheet packet of just the skills that were not passed on the
test. (We'll say this again..) Just click a button and the program
automatically makes a packet of high quality worksheets covering just the
skills your student does not know. The PDF packet is automically
given the name of your student which can be saved to your Desktop for easy
access. Tests for Grades 4 and 5 should be available by early 2011.
Tests for each grade are given in nine week intervals to allow you to
break up testing over several days (each nine week test takes about 45
minutes to an hour). Join from the link above and give the test a
whirl. We guarantee you'll be thoroughly impressed!