Chicago Homeschool Expo – Wowzers is an online virtual math world based around the common core math standards for students in grades 2-6. Students create their own avatar and are lead through a lesson, practice, mini-game, quest, and assessment each day. There is even homework in printable form for after their online experience of the day. Parents or instructors award students with virtual coins so they can decorate their ‘buzzpod’ and avatar with cool items from the virtual mall! Parents/instructors also get data on how their student is doing in real time, while Wowzers adapts the curriculum specific to each students needs. Wowzers isn’t the first solution that’s tried to combine education and electronic gaming. But Wowzers is the first solution where the two are combined and neither suffer. Students engage in meaningful, personalized learning that is fun and effective.