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Anyone is using Beestar?

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:46 pm
by heatherwang
I just started using Beestar (www.beestar.org). A private school teacher recommended it to me. It provides a free progressive math practice program based on school curriculum. My 6-year-old son likes it very much. But even he tried hard, he is still behind many other first-graders in the program. I'm wondering whether the education reforms and standard tests these days have raised the bar of schools significantly. Do you have such an impression?

definitely one of the best sites for elementary kids

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:09 am
by mom1967
My kids have been using this site for 2 years. It's a fantastic resource to improve their math and ELA skills. Best of all, Beestar exercises are interesting to children, so they use the programs without much parent supervision.
Since kids from many states compete at this site, I don't really worry if my kids cannot get onto the honor roll for a week.

Anyway, if your son loves it, let him stay with it. You will definitely see the benefit.

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:47 am
by mom1967
Heather and others,

recently beestar.org added social study to their curriculums. I am very excited about it, now my kids got every subjects from one site!

They love science and math the best, then reading. GT and social is a bit too challenging sometimes ;)

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:40 pm
by thinks
For those of you who don't know what BEESTAR is, it's a free online resource:Beestar is run by voluntary community teachers and parents. Most Beestar developers are also its users. It's fantastic for homeschoolers, AND for school teachers!http://www.beestar.org

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:33 am
by Sheryl
Thanks for the heads up, I wasn't aware of this site before today!
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Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 9:46 pm
by thinks
My pleasure. Let's all keep sharing great resources!

Re: Anyone is using Beestar?

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:20 pm
by passion2014
heatherwang wrote:I just started using Beestar (www.beestar.org). A private school teacher recommended it to me. It provides a free progressive math practice program based on school curriculum. My 6-year-old son likes it very much. But even he tried hard, he is still behind many other first-graders in the program. I'm wondering whether the education reforms and standard tests these days have raised the bar of schools significantly. Do you have such an impression?

We have same feeling. But since we have used IXL before, we know that the questions on Beestar is relatively harder. This is not bad because the questions are designed with fun. My son likes this web as well. Since your child is only 6 year old, I would say he's smart if he likes to solve those questions. There're many competitors on this web, don't need to worry he's behind many others. Do you know Beestar also has a program for membership? You can let your son try GT math if his math gets improved.

Re: Anyone is using Beestar?

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 12:08 pm
by asnmdirteha
Beestar is a great resource that many have recommended and I'm recommending to others. Below are some components that I find extremely beneficial that has been provided from Beestar.

Great reading assignments for elementary school students. Positive reinforcement for the math sections. A growing gifted and talented section for students to stay motivated. Another bonus point for having a high school section for SAT preparation. They send you weekly assignments to keep students stay on top of their learning and at the head of the game. Especially with the new SAT format it is extremely helpful for new high school students to get a head start and learn these new skills to help them take the standardized test.