Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
As the school year draws to an end, students are usually antsy for summer vacation to begin. We had the opportunity to add two fun, online review programs from Ed Shed to finish out the school year. Math Shed and Spelling Shed helped my children practice both spelling and math as the school year drew to a close.
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I received a one year subscription to Math Shed and Spelling Shed. A one-year subscription to each program comes with the following perks:
- Math or Spelling skills practice
- Up to 5 child licenses
- Full access to the online web game
- Scheduling and tracking assignments
- Data reporting
If you want access to both programs, you will save 15% off the price. You can try Math Shed and Spelling Shed free for 30 days. Check out the details at the end of this article!
Set up and Execution
I set up an account for each of my 5 children. It was a little confusing at first. I think mostly because I had 5 accounts to set up. However, eventually, I was able to figure it out. When they completed their schoolwork for the day, they practiced their spelling on Spelling Shed and their math on Math Shed. I had them try all the different features and games.
My children enjoyed Spelling Shed more than Math Shed. Spelling Shed includes a few bonus games, Bee Keeper (hangman) and Missing Words (fill-in-the-blank.) There is also an additional game, Buzz Words, which is similar to Boggle and allows the student to make any word from any list as long as the letters are available. Again, the games offer different difficulty levels.
Spelling Shed includes a few bonus games, Bee Keeper which is similar to hangman and Missing Words which is a fill-in-the-blank game. There is also an additional game, Buzz Words, which is similar to Boggle where the student to make any word from any list as long as the letters are available. Each game offers different difficulty levels.
There are several math options including
- Number Bonds
- Times Tables
- Powers of 10
- Add & Subtract
- More – Year 4 MTC, Negative Numbers
There is also different levels and features. I had to help my younger children find the right levels, but my older children could find the right level on their own.
By far their favorite thing to do was earn honey pots to change their avatar. Unfortunately, they spent a lot more time playing with different avatar features rather than playing the spelling and math games. They also figured out which game would earn them the most points.
Final Assessment of Math Shed Spelling Shed
My children had fun playing spelling games and earning honey pots. The honey pots are by far their favorite part of the program! They enjoyed changing their avatar by earning points and “buying” new clothes, accessories, and backgrounds.
They preferred playing Spelling Shed rather than Math Shed because it seemed easier to earn points. I thought the Teacher’s Hub was complicated and overwhelming for me. It is geared toward a school or classroom setting. I don’t think we will continue to use the spelling shed or math shed in the future. I just felt like it was not a systematic spelling or math program. It was great for practice, but I didn’ see my children’s skills improve using the program.
You can try Spelling Shed or Math Shed for 30 days free – no credit card required! I love when website offer free trials with no payment information required. This way you will not forget about it and be charged once the free trial ends. Try it out for 30 days and see what you think! If you do want a subscription, it’s only $24.95 for an entire year for each program. If you buy them both you get a 15% discount!
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