Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CLOSED: If It's Math You're Looking For, You've Found It in Sokikom!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!

Summer is nearly over. I didn't get the memo...

I have been too busy eating bucket-loads of tiny ice cubes, trying to keep cool. My teeth might fall out.

For the most part we have been stuck in the house because trying to play outside, in weather with a heat index over 100, is like deciding to sit in the oven to watch your cookies bake. It's flippin' impossible!!

It's so hot, I don't even have a tan. I am just bright-red from over-heating, not sun exposure.

So, what do you do with 2 kids who have rotated through every toy/game they have, kids whose imaginary friends are no longer getting along, kids you will NOT allow to play video games all.day.long? Well...

You make them do MATH! AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAAA!

Thankfully, for my kids, this does not mean they are using an abacus or balancing my checkbook...or using an abacus to balance my checkbook...oh no...

They are enjoying the opportunity of trying out a brand new on-line math program, called Sokikom!

And guess what? If you enter this giveaway (see directions below), and win, you get a 6-month free subscription of this program for your children! YAY!

Funded by the Department of Education, Sokikom is not only an on-line math program for grades 1-6, it is also a SOCIAL SITE where your kids can engage with other children in a safe and productive way, all while learning math skills that follow national common core standards!!

Sokikom tailors instruction to each child, allowing them to learn at their own pace, constantly making adjustments in the math games to match your child's current level, all while giving them the opportunity to quickly progress in areas they excel in.

For people like me, who homeschool, this offers many advantages, including the ability to track my kids' progress and alert me (though their Alert Center) to areas they could use a bit of help in. It's great to be able to access the Alert Center, and see that my daughter, who is in 2nd grade, is functioning in many math concepts at a 3rd grade level, while at the same time informing me of the areas she needs work in, and where she falls within the common core standards.

And, the kids love the program!

They can design their own characters, or avatars, and as they gain coins through the game they can work on their avatars, changing clothes and accessories. They also receive rewards as they progress through the games, keeping them motivated and excited to take on each new challenge. Their favorite game is the Opirate game, where they answer math problems and locate treasure as they progress in the game.

The social aspect of the program is incredibly safe, as children engage in games, both cooperative and competitive, you can rest assured that personal information cannot be shared, and children can only communicate through pre-determined notes and codes/hints as they work together, or while competing, in the games.

One of the aspects I liked most about this program, is I simply set up the kids' account and said, "go for it!"


Being a homeschooling mom, sometimes I don't want to be involved in my kids' learning. What I mean by that is, I savor every opportunity I have to step back and allow them to self-explore, self-teach and problem solve all on their own! This program allows for that! The navigation and instruction designed into the program meant I did not need to explain anything. That, my friends, is amazing.

I also appreciate the email updates I receive from the Sokikom support team about my kids' progress, and I also truly appreciate that this program was designed by a man named Snehal Patel, who was a tutor for children, and designed the program to specifically address the challenges and issues he was encountering consistently, with the goal to make math a fun and engaging social experience, while improving overall performance. Very very cool.

Sokikom
is in the process of adding new games, and further tailoring the site to meet the needs of children, educators, and parents alike. It is currently in 100 schools across the nation, and they are open and encouraged by feedback and communication on their product.

And they are offering to you, dear readers, a free 6-month, full-access subscription!!!

YOU WANT THIS DON'T YOU!?! OH YES YOU DO! HERE IS HOW TO ENTER! I LOVE TO SCREAM!

REQUIRED:

1. Tell me how much you would love to win the free 6-month trial of the entire program. Make it full of drama and gut-busting humor. Or just tell me you really really really really want to win. Worth one entry.

OPTIONAL:
2. Become a fan on Facebook...click HERE to do so and come back here, commenting to tell me that you did it, with the name I need to look for to verify. Worth one entry.

3. Sign up for a free trial account, giving you full access to ONE game, the Frachine (fractions) game, immediately! THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS THE FULL VERSION I AM GIVING AWAY. IT'S JUST A TASTE. Worth two entries.

4. Blog about this giveaway, linking this post directly in your own post. Come back here with your blog link to let me know you blogged! Once verified it is worth three entries.

5. Follow Sokikom on Twitter! Come back here and tell me you are in the comments. Worth one entry.

6. Tweet about it! You may tweet ONCE PER DAY, FOR 10 DAYS, THE LENGTH OF THE GIVEAWAY. Please leave a separate comment for each tweet with the tweet link so I can verify. Don't forget to mention @sokikom AND @insanitykim!!!! Total entries are one per day for a possible total of ten!

Now, add up the total amount of entries possible...if you cannot, well then it's a good thing you're entering!!!

This giveaway will run 10 days, starting today, Tuesday, July 26th and will end Friday, August 5th, at 3pm EST. At that time I will use the Random Number Generator (RNG) to pick a winner. The winner will have 3 days to respond. If I do not hear from said winner I will use the RNG to pick a new winner.

And there you have it! Yay! So, peel yourself out of your chair and enter now! I SO hope you win! And by you of course I mean, you...




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28 comments:

w said...

i want to win this. because summer is only fun if there's math involved. #tigermom

yay!

w said...

i have liked them on facebook. and i have liked them in my heart.

w said...

i tweeted. also. i spent 3 hours on twitter. straight. dude. idk how to show you the link. but you know i did it. because it's in your @ mentions.

i'll show you where that is if you need me to. also. i found that during my 3 hour stint.

NCPS said...

I want to win because I want to try it.

Dee Crowe said...

I want to win! Not just for my daughter, she's a math wiz..but for me, who is not so whizzy with the maths

Angela said...

I want to win! I took the trial and it was kind of fun.

robin said...

PICK ME PICK ME!!! I HWWWAAANNNAAAA WEEEEENNNN! (nacho libre voice so you know i'm serious)

robin said...

i liked them on facebook. this is robin. robin struempler. i have liked them on facebook. i reapeat. i have liked them on facebook. i am dork. a big dork.

Dee Crowe said...

I Like Sokikum on Facebook...oh yes I do.

Dee Crowe said...

....and I am following them on Twitter...and I'm going to tweet about this too...and prolly facebook it...

Dee Crowe said...

...and I jusst tweeted...why does that sound dirteh?

hmmm..it does...

Snehal Patel said...

Great blog post! Thanks for the kind words Kim!! It's great to see the positive feedback from your readers!

w said...

i tweeted today. also. my @ thing still isn't autofilling. i had to type out your entire twitter handle. <--- so you know how much i want to win.

Lynnda said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to winnnnn 6 months of Sokikom!!! Also, Winnnn told me to say that I liked her, too. Does that help me winnnnn the giveaway???

Lynnda said...

I'm also a fan on facebook - yay! I doubt there are many other people with my same name... ;)

Lynnda said...

I also signed up for a free trial. Mainly for my brainiac son who loves math. However, since I was able to impress him with my mad fraction skills, I must admit I'm a bit addicted.

Lynnda said...

I think that was worth 2 entries. See - using my math skills there. Pretty please pick me!!! Oh to have my boys playing nicely together on the computer rather than fussing with each other... Did I say please? :)

Rebekah Moore said...

Thanks for the info on this program Kim! I would love to win for my boys. :)

My Life Under the Bus said...

Can I promise you will never get the rabies if i win??? I think that is a pretty *aweSome* offer!Plus I have 4 bored kids and I can pretend I actually let them play Neopets * DoUbLe Awesome*!!!

I am a fan!

My Life Under the Bus said...

I am stalking....uh....liking...them on facebook...

My Life Under the Bus said...

Posted to my Fb page!
I'm working my fingers to the bone!!!


http://www.kimnfam.com/2011/07/giveaway-if-its-math-youre-looking-for.html

and my personal page ( ask Winn she'll tell you!)

w said...

i tweeted again. heh heh.

w said...

i follow sokikom on twitter! maybe they'll be better to me than the other companies i follow. #smartpeople

Marisa Hopkins said...

Ooooooooh. It's good that Winn alerted me to this, as I am giveaway oblivious, and Winn knows that homework is how I treat my kids to a job well done (and by 'job' I mean full house cleaning duties)

Go math! This program looks awesome!

ModernMom said...

Just popping by to say I miss your face:) Hope all is well in InsanityKim land!

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