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If anyone's kids are bored this summer, here's an idea mentioned by another poster a while ago.  

Prodigy math (I won't link -don't want to be accused of using the board for membership benefits)  My kids call this game Poke-math.  It's pretty much Pokemon with math problems.  Kids have to "fight" monsters by beating them in a math problem.  The math is not just easy stuff, but lots of different kinds of problems.  

Parents can see progress on the parent page and you can assign specific kinds of problems that you know your kid has issues with.  Its more motivating than just 15 problems on a math worksheet.

We are doing it for the summer only (probably).  It's 8.99 a month or 54.99 for the year per kid.  It could be expensive, but just for the summer, it's not bad.  And so far for us, it's been worth it.

 

Just an FYI.  Hope it's helpful for someone :)

 

-K

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My kids love prodigy as well.

 

If someone puts together a group buy the 1year membership drops to $14-$15 per child.

That would be awesome! I currently have 2 kids begging daily for a membership, but it's too expensive at the moment.

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We love prodigy here! My girls beg to use it daily and have been doing really well with it.

We used just the free site for 2 months in the beginning to make sure they were going to keep going with it, just at the end of that period a local homeschool group organized a group buy so we got memberships, they are even more in love now lol, I was not prepared to pay full price for an online game subscription for 2 kids but the group buy price was about $15 per child for the year, heaps better

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Janeway - it's free to play. The membership upgrade is optional. We just started yesterday, but all I've heard is how much the kids need memberships. They are willing to spend allowance. To do math. DD2 said - I'm finally actually learning rounding! Gack! LOL - it's a good thing!

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I don't want this to become a monster-buy (we only need 30 people), but if you go to Facebook and search for Prodigy Buy - Jennifer, ah, okay - here is the link:

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/279198482458174/

 

you'll find the group buy I put together...just so my kids could get cheaper memberships ;).  It seems pretty straightforward, and I'd like to close August 17th, if possible.

 

 

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If you guys can get together a group buy, I just wanted to chime in that it's SO worth it.  My kids loved the game when we were playing the free version...even if they did constantly lament about how they couldn't wear this, or go to this spot or do whatever because they weren't members.

 

But when we upgraded to the membership through a group buy, holy moly, it totally upped the game experience for them.  Definitely worth the $15/year/kid.  

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I don't want this to become a monster-buy (we only need 30 people), but if you go to Facebook and search for Prodigy Buy - Jennifer, ah, okay - here is the link:

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/279198482458174/

 

you'll find the group buy I put together...just so my kids could get cheaper memberships ;).  It seems pretty straightforward, and I'd like to close August 17th, if possible.

 

I'm going to join! My boys love it but gave up when they couldn't what they wanted so they will have a blast if I buy it!

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The website says it's always free for educators.  Sometimes companies will consider homeschoolers the same as teachers in school.  I wonder if that's a possibility?

 

I'm just thinking, as an example, of the way Barnes and Nobles offers it's Educator's Discount to homeschoolers.

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The website says it's always free for educators.  Sometimes companies will consider homeschoolers the same as teachers in school.  I wonder if that's a possibility?

 

I'm just thinking, as an example, of the way Barnes and Nobles offers it's Educator's Discount to homeschoolers.

 

No, homeschoolers have the groupbuy option but can't get a membership for free.

 

You can still play it for free, without a membership, and have  teacher account, without a membership. But there are functions to the website you cannot access without a membership which is what all the kids are asking for (they want their pets to evolve, etc.).

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I'd prefer everyone to join the group to stay abreast of communications there. I don't really have the time or mental capacity to send extra emails and messages to individuals with updates, I'm afraid, as much as I might like to accommodate everyone.

 

We have 12 memberships paid so far, so it looks like we are on track for closing on the 17th (one week from today).

 

Thanks!

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I just requested "membership" in the closed group. I would like two prodigy accounts. 

 

I don't want this to become a monster-buy (we only need 30 people), but if you go to Facebook and search for Prodigy Buy - Jennifer, ah, okay - here is the link:

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/279198482458174/

 

you'll find the group buy I put together...just so my kids could get cheaper memberships ;).  It seems pretty straightforward, and I'd like to close August 17th, if possible.

 

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