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Old 02-20-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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Does anyone subscribe to the Moby Math website? It's supposed to track kids' progress in computation, problem solving, etc., but for a price. I just wanted to see if anyone found it beneficial before I looked into it further. Thanks!


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It looks very canned and rote to me. You might want to look into combining EasyCBM.com with KhanAcademy.com. They are both free programs which I think are more useful to teachers and more interactive for the students.
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Our school just bought it. I haven't used it enough to recommend it or not. It's supposed to be aligned with new curriculum. I know it includes a variety of math (place value, shapes, etc), not just addition and subtraction. Students first take a placement test and then there's individualized lessons. I believe there's instruction given when students miss questions. Looks pretty good, but my class just started it last week.
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Thanks for your responses- Mrs. Claus, I'd love to hear more once you get your class started. Thanks again!
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I have been using Moby with my high school students with cognitive disabilities. It gives me a clear snapshot of what they do/don't know and helps them progress from their tested entry level. Most of my students are starting in the 1st grade, working on topics they had not previously mastered. They are making good progress and enjoy it. I think there is some "selling" and motivating you will need to do to get students to buy into working as hard as they can, but that's easy to do. As a Special Education teacher, I don't think it is as useful for creating IEP goals (at least the way we have to write them in Ohio) as it is for finding gaps in learning and reinforcing mastery of basic math facts.

If you have a large class of students, for $59, I really don't think you can beat it for the fact you just have to get them logged in and the program walks them through the rest. It has a read-aloud feature, which is extremely helpful for my students, too!

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Moby Math is an excellent math program that our district purchased last year. Moby keeps excellent track of student progress and student pre- testing shows math skills that need remediation and the program offers great lessons with a read aloud component to re- teach and solidify math skills. The IEP goal feature that is aligned with National Standards is an awesome benefit.
The price can't be beat for this innovative program - highly recommend it.
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Have been using moby math for about one month with our grade level and love the program and the lessons it provides students. The reports are great for RTI data. Started trying out the new vocabulary too and it looks good.
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When I started the Math Intervention at our school, we had a Moby Math subscription. I decided to give it a try. So far it has allowed me to test all of my students and get a clear picture of the holes that they had in math. I have been able to use this information to creat small group instruction on certain needed skills, while having the remaining students work on the program to fill individual holes. Later in the year our school purchased a few licenses for a much more expensive program, and I have been using both for instruction and assessment.

Recently, our 8th graders took their high school placement test, and I compared the Moby Math assessment data, the placement data, and the assessment data of the more expensive program. Moby aligned very closely to our placement test. The more expensive one...not so much. For the price, Moby Math (now Moby Max) is one of the best products out there. It has now added a language/grammar component, vocabulary, and a games section that students can earn.

I was very cautious at the beginning of the year, but 8th months of using the program, and I feel it is worth the time and money.
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where is it? I tried to go on he site but it just says we'll be back.
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