The child is presented items they need to examine. The first step is figuring out how the first two images relate to each other. In the second half of the problem the child is presented with one picture and a question mark. Below the line, there are 4 options to choose from. The child needs to figure out which one makes the most sense in relation to the first two pictures. The image is then clicked on and dragged to the question mark. Exact placement is not required, making it simple to use for children who aren't quite accurate with the mouse yet.
The child receives immediate feedback as to whether their answer was "correct" or "incorrect." As you can see, the remaining answers are removed so the child can not try to figure out the correct answer at this point. Don't worry, there is a reason for this.
I had mentioned that some problems are more difficult than others. While the majority of the analogies are based around images, there are several problems where they will have to be able to read. As you can see in the above example, the child either needs to know how to read these words (and the remainder of the choices), or a parent will have to help read the words. They also need to have knowledge of what the words mean in order to make sense of the analogies.
The child will focus on such concepts of color, size, placement, direction, time, counting, money, measurement and fractions in Math Analogies Beginning.
Here are a few of the problems we found the most challenging in this level. Would your child be able to figure out these analogies?
I mentioned that a child does not have the chance to figure out the correct answer when getting the answer wrong. This is because, after all 152 analogies are completed, the child is given 3 more attempts at answering the questions.
The remaining times through, the child does not have to repeat all the analogies; they only have to attempt the ones they got wrong. If a child would like to go through the entire program again, all you need to do is click "Restart." However, be aware that this will erase all existing data, so you may want to write down which problems were incorrect and what the child's score was.