We’ve been working on Stinky Kid Math for a review with the Old Schoolhouse Magazine. Liberty (12) and Eden (10) have both been given a 6 month subscription to Stinky Kid Math for the purpose of this review. Entirely online, Stinky Kid Math is a math help – not intended (but likely fairly capable) to be a full math curriculum. I had the girls work on this alongside their regular math curriculum as time allowed. We tried for four days per week.
With math games and covering topics of foundational algebra, complex algebra (Algebra 1 & 2), and geometry, the girls could watch videos and play games to solidify their knowledge. I was so hoping to find negative numbers in there in grand detail since that’s our current struggle, but there wasn’t a ton on those.The girls disagree on whether geometry was super easy or not. (The older, having covered the topic in greater detail, found it easy. The younger did not.) Each video was a math concept being explained by a person (with a pretty background behind the person, Liberty thought those were worth mentioning!) with a chalkboard.
The girls both complained that they were told to do things in problems without being taught how – many assumptions on already knowing how to do things were made. I didn’t see that in my exploring, but they both commented on this. Sometimes this was an issue for them, sometimes it was not. The girls both loved the math games and I love that if they are going to do things on the computer, they are learning the whole time, whether learning new things or confirming previous knowledge.
Stinky Kid Math’s goal is to provide algebra and geometry help. Solving for x, fractions, decimals, percents, and so much more are covered. It’s a math tutor, available 24/7, for a monthly fee. Their concept is that instead of memorizing math concepts, they’ll teach you how math works instead. They teach the foundations of algebra in less than an hour. For the struggling math student, or the parent who wishes to provide a safe, fun learning environment for their student, filled with games a videos to help teach math, Stinky Kid Math fits the bill. If you are curious on why on earth it’s called Stinky Kid, read that story here. I could not figure that one out either – but it makes more sense now!
Stinky Kid Math ran nearly flawlessly for us. It loaded quickly and without issue each time the girls used it. The only issue was freezing during the game Geometry Runner. For whatever reason, I’m not sure. Our internet is very fast, but our computer isn’t brand new.
Stinky Kid Math is $9.99 per month. You can try it for a month free first. Your monthly fee gives you access to 350 math videos, numerous math games, and unlimited access to worksheets and answer keys for those, along with access to their 24/7 customer support. Stinky Kid Math is pretty serious about providing math help whenever you need it!
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