Parent FAQs

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Using Math-Whizz

Do I need to purchase a subscription for each child?

Yes, each child needs their own subscription in order to use Math-Whizz. Math-Whizz is personalized to each child, so sharing an account will affect the Tutor’s ability to deliver lessons tailored to a child’s specific needs.

How are credits earned?
Each lesson is worth up to 15 credits, while each exam is worth up to 30 credits. You can earn up to 10 credits for beating your original score and time in Replay mode. Credits can be spent in the Whizz Shop.
The same lesson keeps being delivered, how can I fix this?
You need to clear your web browser’s ‘cache’ or ‘history.’ This is sometimes referred to as ‘temporary internet files’ and are often found under the preferences or options menu in your browser.
How often should Math-Whizz be used?
We recommend that the majority of students use Math-Whizz 45-60 minutes per week, with those needing an extra boost aiming for 90 minutes per week. We’ve found that 20-30 minute sessions, 2-3 times a week, are most effective.
How is usage time calculated in Math-Whizz?
Only the time spent in Tutor Mode and Replay is counted as usage. The tutorial part of the lesson is not counted as usage, the time starts when the student is asked the first question in each lesson. Students must complete the entire lesson or test for the usage to be recorded and displayed in their report.
What grades does Math-Whizz cover?
Math-Whizz covers content generally delivered in grades K-8. Subscribers have access to all content.
My child is not reading yet, can they still use Math-Whizz?
Yes, all lessons aimed at those K-2 have an audio component and reading comprehension is not necessary.
How does Math-Whizz personalize instruction?
Math-Whizz uses an initial placement test and then assesses students consistently within lessons and at specific checkpoints within the curriculum. Our continuous assessment model enables Math-Whizz to truly individualize instruction for every student, adapting our lessons, scaffolding, pacing based and help on each student’s unique needs. As students work through their curriculum, Math-Whizz responds immediately – keeping students on track and progressing.
Which browsers can I use Math-Whizz on?

Math-Whizz is fully compatible with the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge.

If you are experiencing issues with Math-Whizz, we recommend that you check if your browser is up to date.

Can I use Math-Whizz on an iPad or tablet?

Yes, Math-Whizz is compatible with iPads and most tablets.

Recommended minimum requirements for Math-Whizz are:

  • Minimum 7.9” screen
  • WebGL-enabled graphics card

 

To use Math-Whizz on an iPad or tablet, just log in through the website.

Account FAQs

I purchased through the Homeschool Buyers Co-op. How do I set up my account?

You should have received an email from the Homeschool Buyers Co-op with a voucher code. To set up your Math-Whizz account, follow the steps below.

How to set up a Math-Whizz subscription with a Homeschool Buyers Co-op Voucher:

  1. Click here to create your Parent Account.
  2. Log in to your Parent Account.
  3. Follow the instructions to set up your child and select 'Voucher Code' when you reach the subscription options page.
  4. Enter your unique voucher code and confirm.

If you have any issues setting up your Math-Whizz subscription, please contact Support.

Can I change my child's username?
No, usernames are generated by our system and cannot be changed.