Introducing Uzinggo! :: online tutoring for math and science {and a giveaway}

{I received product for free & was compensated for my time to review; opinions are fully mine}

I’m usually a little cautious about introducing computer-based learning into our homeschool.  You know, because we’re into living books, being outdoors, and all that Charlotte Mason inspired goodness.

But, I’m also very much into tailoring (and tweaking) educational approaches to what works best for each child.  I appreciate a variety of ways to explain concepts and to cement learning.

And well, homeschool Moms sometimes need support from the pros. 🙂

In the past, I’ve purchased annual subscriptions for online math practice as supplement to our core curriculum.  So when the opportunity came to review Uzinggo Math & Science, my interest was piqued.  This was definitely an area for which we’ve used the computer.

I hoped my children and I would find it a valuable resource — and we did!

How Uzinggo Works as Online Tutoring

Uzinggo offers learning support for middle school and high school in both math and science.  The website boasts of a self-paced set of interactive video lessons for every concept.  These are not randomly organized, but rather flow on a pre-arranged path in order to build learning (called Zingpaths; but you can skip around).

Courses for:

  • Foundational Math (5th/6th grade), Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics (with virtual labs!)
  • Earth & Space Science for middle and high school
  • see details and samples lessons on the tutorial page

Consistent feedback and assessment of the child’s work is offered throughout the lesson; reports and evaluations easily printed for future reference.  Uzzingo helps parents as well – tutorials, progress reports to track learning, teaching guides, and more!

The BEST part of using Uzinggo for homeschooling?  Moving easily from one level or subject to another (say Pre-Algebra to Algebra 1) within the year — or back again for more practice if needed!

This program can be used as a full curriculum or as a supplement, your choice. To add motivational spice, you’ll find a points-based reward system.

While I think a kid could get too caught up in the amount of options, we also found donations to charities on the list.  Nice!

For my humanitarian-heart 5th grade girl, this is the perfect solution.  Just yesterday, she donated 50 points (called zings) to provide clean water to needy areas.  Check out her certificate:

Uzzingo 5th Grade Online Math

We have access to the entire programs for jr. high and high school, but I chose to start with Math Foundations (comes with jr. high math purchase).  My daughter is a just-got-her-feet-wet 5th grader, and we’re using a core curriculum.

Uzinggo is our supplement, but after sitting with her to complete a few video lessons, I can tell this will be a highlight in our year!

One lesson on comparing decimals was especially helpful.  Not only were concepts presented visually and then talked through step-by-step, but the multi-layered approach helps the learner really understand the lesson.

See what I’m talking about:

#1 above –  decimal is written out in word form as the student fills in the visual

#2 the pictorial representation of the decimal part of the number (I caught this mid-stream as she filled these in)

#3  above – student orders the decimals from least to greatest

#4  the decimal numbers are also represented on a number line

(ignore the random #1 up there – I think another car race was about to begin! :))

My daughter kept saying – ‘oh yes, I get it!’ as she completed lessons on decimals, money, and more.  She’s convinced this will be fun, and so am I.

We’ve barely tapped into the benefits of this math and science resource.  I can tell already it will be more beneficial than other math subscriptions we’ve used.

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Try Out Uzinggo and enter WIN a Subscription!

Speaking of subscriptions, any reader here can receive a 15% discount with the code iHomeschool15 (case-sensitive) on any package middle or high school.  Should you choose to try it month-by-month, you can use this discount monthly for up to one year from purchase date.  Code can also be used more than once for different packages — thank you Uzinggo!

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12 comments

I would use this for my 6th grader. We just haven’t found the right math for her yet! Have a blessed day!

Brittany

My kiddos are still a little young for this, but it definitely looks like a fun option when they’re a little older. Especially since math isn’t the easiest for me. (Although Daddy, Auntie and Grandpa are all math experts.)

Also, I applaud your proper use of “piqued.” (Instead of the usual “peaked” or “peeked” that I see in the blog world.) It brings a smile to the grammar geek in me. 🙂

Donna

I don’t know! I have a 4th grader, a 6th grader & an 8th grader, and am considering trying it for all three. But I will probably start with the 8th grader 🙂

I am always looking for new educational materials for my fifth grader! I appreciate the review and the giveaway!

StacieMakeDo

I am struggling to find the right science program for my 9th grader. This looks promising!

We’d love to have a personal middle school tutor! 🙂

…danielle

Sounds like a great idea for my math – challenged 10th grader. Thanks for posting.

valerie

I have an 11th grader, Chemistry -yuck! 🙂

Teresa Locklear

This looks amazing. I’d love to try it with my 6th and 9th graders.

Meredith

I could desperately use this for my math-challenged 8th and 11th graders! Math is always such a struggle in our house! We just started our new school year, and it is already going badly. I was looking for a new solution – hope this is it!

Cathy

I would use it for my 7th grader who will be starting Algebra shortly (finishing up her pre-Algebra currently).

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