Do you Moby Max?

We do in my first grade classroom, and let me tell you that I LOVE it.  But, that isn’t all that matters in first grade – the children love it too!  They look forward each day during our math rotations to spend some time on Moby Max.

What is Moby Max you ask?

MobyMax is an outstanding online resources that offers a free math, language, and reading curriculum for K-8 teachers.  All lessons are aligned with the Common Core Standards and teachers can implement the service with very little work on their end.  They also have a Pro version available for $99 a year.  So, let's dig a little deeper and see what this program is all about!

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MobyMax is for all students. Moby's adaptive curriculum creates a unique, individualized education plan for each student, allowing gifted students to progress as quickly as they like while simultaneously ensuring that remedial students get the extra instruction they need.

Here is what I love about Moby Max:

1. It’s Differentiated

Students take a placement test before they begin their unique curriculum.  You can assign tests throughout the year as well to monitor their progress.  I have students working on 4 digit addition, students working on expanded notation, and students working on identifying teen numbers.  It’s a great way to meet the needs of all students in a fun and exciting way.  (*Note – this is not an alternative to a teacher – just a great way to enhance what you are already teaching!)

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2. It has continuous progress monitoring.

Formative assessment drives good instruction in the classroom. Moby allows you to monitor student progress in real time, so that you know exactly how each student is doing. Analyze data for all standards in the common core by student, class, school, and district.

I LOVE the data that Moby Max gives me. I love that I can see the work they’re doing at home, and I LOVE to watch their progress graph go up…up…up!! And here’s the secret – so do THEY!  They love to see that they’re learning and they want their graph to go up too!

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(Look at that growth! This data is for math.)

3. Complete, Integrated, Common Core

Need I say more?  Moby Max reinforces and reteaches the curriculum that I am already teaching in my classroom!

4. Fact Fluency FUN!

Boy, oh boy, my students BEG me to play Fact Power!! What a fun and engaging way for students to practice fact fluency.  They love seeing their scores on the screen, and I LOVE the data that it gives me!

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(Notice that I had kiddos working on addition, subtraction, AND multiplication facts!)

5. Parent Reports

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imageimage(We recently started using fact master, and I don’t know why I waited so long!
The children BEG to play it!!)

All of these awesome reports are available in the PRO version, but you can use Moby Max for FREE with your children!

Those are just SOME of the reasons I love Moby Max! Now, I’ve only really talked about the Math portion of Moby Max because that’s what I’ve mainly been using, but there is a whole READING, VOCABULARY, and LANGUAGE section as well!! I can’t wait to explore those more!

Are you convinced yet?  We LOVE Moby Max, and I know you will too! What are you waiting for?! You can log in and create your class profile for FREE! 

But, wait! Would you like to WIN a FREE PRO version?  Moby Max has graciously given me a PRO version to try out and tell you all about, but they have also offered to give one away to one lucky Growing Kinders reader!

It’s super simple! Just enter in the Rafflecopter below!

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26 comments:

  1. We'd love this resource for our five homeschoolers!

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  2. This sounds like a great resource for the age range of kids I have. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hi Kathleen, would you have used this with your Kinder kids too?
    I will look into it. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. The parent reports are awesome. The differentiated lessons are great for a class like mine. Can't wait to input my class and start after spring break.

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  5. My kids love this and can't wait for that math rotation!

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  6. I'd use this program in the classroom at my computer station and let them work at home as well. the best feature is that it levels them, so you don;t have to! I can see my assessment scores skyrocketing because of this!

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  7. I've used the free version with my firsties for two years now and love it for all the reasons you talked about in your post. We use it in computer lab and math and reading stations. I would love to have the pro version to use some of the extra perks with my kiddos. This website is awesome!

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  8. I think it would be great to be able to use it during guided reading and center time. I've never seen this before, I would LOVE to try it out!
    Karen Rowland

    Adventures With Firsties

    karenrowland112677@yahoo.com

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  9. Hello, I am a perspective Elementary Education with a specific Emphasis in Special Education. I enjoyed reading your post about MobyMax. I am not familiar with this website, but I am definitely interested in looking in to it more. It seems that it would be a very good resource in my future classroom! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I'll be looking more into this!

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  11. Thank you for this post! I have received a few "junk" emails about Moby Math but never paid too much attention. I did not know their was a free version. I will definitely give it a try!

    I loved your blog when I taught kinder. Now I am back in first grade. Glad you are too so I can keep peeking into your classroom. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Excited to give Moby Max a try in my math rotations and during arrival. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  13. I think my students would like this. I definitely need to look into it. My favorite part is that it is differentiated. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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  14. I would love to be able to use this in the classroom. Going to sign up for the free version now. Thanks!

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  15. Could use this with my kindergarten class. It sounds great!

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  16. I will check this out and try it during my math daily 3.

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  17. This would be great during intervention! I love how it adjusts to personalize learning for each student.

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  18. Looks like I will be trying this very soon!

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