Ko's Journey
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GET 200 SMARTPOINTS
(Per Student License)
on Ko's Journey
an online interactive
middle school math game
for Grades 5 through 8

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Another Best Deal on the Planet!

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to offer the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for Ko's Journey, an award-winning online interactive middle school math game and curriculum supplement from Imagine Education.

Engage your Middle School Student in Math

Ko's Journey can help students in grades 5 through 8 improve their foundational math skills while developing their higher-level problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

The program was developed over a span of seven years by a middle school math teacher, Dr. Scott Laidlaw, and has been tested by math teachers in both public and private school settings.

Ko's Journey is a story-based game about Ko, a girl in an ancient wilderness who is separated from her kin. Her spirit grandfather helps her find a guidebook to teach her how to travel through the wilderness back to her people. Along the way, Ko encounters many challenges that require math, such as saving a wolf cub by mixing medicinal plants in particular ratios, or encountering "Luna of the Night Sky" who teaches her how to find the North Star by using her culture's method of mapping with Cartesian Coordinates.

This web-based, online instruction is self-paced to support different learning speeds and provides personalized feedback as the student progresses through the story.

The main features of Ko's Journey are:

  • 15-hour curriculum of core middle school math embedded in rich story
  • Easy online setup and administration
  • Automatically tracks student progress and assignments
  • Excellent preparation for state testing (includes pre and post tests)
  • Interactive learning environment with peer teaching
  • Creative tool aimed at addressing emotional resistance to math
  • Empower student comprehension of fundamental concepts

With Signature Co-op GroupBuy Savings!

Ko's Journey is available as an online license to play the 15-hour game for either an Individual (one student), Homeschool (two students), or Homeschool Plus (three students). Students may work at their own pace through the 15-hour game and upon completion of the game, the license to the game ends. By purchasing through the Co-op, members receive 200 SmartPoints per student license purchased.

Your SmartPoints will stay in your balance for up to 2 years - ready for you to redeem on any number of Co-op products. You can check out what you can buy with SmartPoints in our SmartPoints Vendor Hall and on our SmartPoints Spend 'Em page!

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    • Fulfillment: Within 15 minutes of placing your order, the Co-op will publish a unique coupon code in your Co-op account that you can use to get your license at the Ko's Journey website for no additional charge. We'll send you an email when this happens. If you don't get the email, just sign in to your Co-op account and look on your "My Subscriptions" page for instructions, the coupon code, and a link.
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The Ko's Journey Individual Plan (1 Student) license provides access for one student to play the 15-hour game.

Ko's Journey covers the core concepts in middle school math, comprising about 20% of a comprehensive curriculum. By going deep into a set of approximately 10 main areas of learning, students gain a rich, contextual understanding of essential concepts including:

  1. number lines
  2. fractions with non/common denominators
  3. multiplication
  4. division
  5. rounding
  6. percentage of numbers
  7. applying scales
  8. graphing comprehension
  9. linear equations
  10. Cartesian coordinate mapping
  11. area of a circle
  12. determining unknown variables
  13. complementary/supplementary angles
  14. ratios, volume, slope, addition/subtraction of decimals, multi/step problems, and,
  15. conversion of units of measure.

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My 13yr old son has always struggled in math. He has found it boring and it has always been a fight to get him to work on his math. First off, never have the words, "Mom can I do my math first?" EVER come out of my son's mouth. With Ko's Journey he was eager to do math! He wanted to learn, wanted to get to the next stage, and did not get frustrated even when he had a rough time with a particular part of the storyline. He just kept at it working it out over and over again until he got it correct. I found that concepts I had been trying to ...(more)
Tiffany B., Co-op Member
My son used Ko's Journey over the summer to reinforce concepts that he had learned over the year. He generally tends to dread math of any kind, but Ko's Journey made the math challenges fun and engaging. It is hard to find interactive math programs that incorpate a stimulating platform into learning for older children. We have used other programs whose directions were unclear or whose interface was difficult to use. I have to say that this is the best math program of its kind. Furthermore, the program has been updated since we initially subscri...(more)
Cynthia W, Co-op Member
I like that this incorporates maths concepts into a real life situation. That appeals to me greatly. Jake does struggle with it somewhat in that he needs to commit an hour at a time, which for an off task child is challenging. I would love to see the program adapted so that it had half hour segments but I still recommend the program to others regardless.
Renee A, Co-op Member
Sarah (10) my mid to high leveled learner has been working through Ko's Journey since September.

She loves it. There is a PDF which supports each lesson and offers expansion exercises. We enjoyed these and this did exactly what they were meant to do - they expanded the course to contain a higher level of content and integrity.

We are only sad because this journey is ending.

For the price I do feel it would be better for the student to be able to go over the journey more than once. The only change to content I would make is t...(more)
Kerry Frank, Co-op Member
I picked this up for my 6th grader, who struggles with math, and 'hates it.' We started working on Ko's Journey together, and he got into it and was understanding the concepts very quickly in the live context of the story. We got busy and were not able to 'journey' for a few weeks. He's been asking me every day when we can get back to it! I am so impressed by how rather complicated concepts are presented and make sense to us, and especially to students who ask, 'Why do I have to learn all this dumb stuff, anyway?' :) I will be using this again ...(more)
Christina M., Co-op Member
Middle school burn out hit us hard in the area of mathematics. I needed something to stir the imagination while incorporating materials previously learned. Ko's Journey was just what we needed. I used it as an assessment; my son saw it as a break. His only complaint was that the graphics ran a little slow on our laptop. It was well worth the Co-op price!
Janet H., Co-op Member
My daughter enjoys the game until the test portion. There she is very frustrated. For example, tonight we worked on part 2 of the game, Travel. The game talked about velocity and calculating distance based on velocity. The test then had a problem adding up purchases and applying sales tax as a percentage. Multiplication with percentages and moving decimal places was not taught in the game portion and was not something covered in my daughter's 5th grade math curriculum yet. When purchasing this game, I was under the impression that concept...(more)
Alison A., Co-op Member
We love the drama of the game, the back ground music and the tone of the characters voices adds so much to the excitement of play. However, my 11 year old, sixth grade student is finding Kos Journey quite a challenge. He does ask to play it daily, though he is not getting very far very quickly. Having said that, it does stimulate his intellect and by the conclusion of the game I know that he will have benefited greatly.
Jana, Co-op Member
I have been impressed with Ko's Journey. Although my son was stumped a couple of times, he kept at it until he found the answer. And that is saying a lot when it comes to math! He has finished the journey, but I am sure he will take it again. I am pleased with this product and highly recommend it! Thank you, We would not have taken this "journey" without the Homeschool Buyers Co-op.
B. Ringewold, Co-op Member
This was a wonderful way to get my daughter interested in math. She had struggled with math due to concepts she wasn't taught before we started homeschooling. Ko's Journey helped her realize that she can do math.
Dawn C, Co-op Member
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