A+ Interactive Math Review
I am not a Math person, and never have been. I dread teaching the subject. I mean I dread it. Well, I guess it goes without saying that my boys have some learning gaps where it concerns Math. Some are pretty profound and not sure how I missed it, and some, are not all that noticeable.
The program my boys have been venturing on is at A+ Interactive Math is their Adaptive Placement Tests w/ Lesson Plans. I have been mainly using it with Jonah, but I had Adam give the tests a try as well.
The concept of the program is great. The student takes a test, then it is automatically graded. Then the student goes to the lesson plan and it reteaches the concept that is needed. There are questions and answers for the student to do. Plus there are online worksheets.
Both of my boys are doing well with the lesson plans. Homeschooling most days is great, except when emergencies happen, and hospitalizations happen. We can get off track. Well, that adds up. Year after year.
With the Adaptive Placement Tests, your child takes tests to determine where their gaps are. As I had said earlier, one of my student had a severe gap with fractions. For whatever reason, I had not even known he had no clue. I just never put two and two together when I graded his papers. Now, he is getting the help he is needing with fractions as well as a few other smaller gaps.
The program gives a grade placement based on the scores of the test. Then the program will create a section for questions based on those scores. Plus there are online worksheets to drive home the concept. The program lasts for three months. I personally plan on purchasing it again, my boys still need a bit of help. So I will be testing them again, and this summer they will be getting back up to speed.
“Here are the TOP 12 Reasons to use this program,
1. Multi-grade level testing accurately assesses student skill level.
2. Small “unit-test” for each major math concept provides more comprehensive assessment.
3. Students take 15 to 20 minute long “unit-tests” over a period of time at their own pace and NOT a big long boring cumulative test. This avoids fatigue, boredom and makes it more manageable.”
You can read the other reasons here.
We have had a very busy year with my daughter’s pregnancy, the birth of her twin boys. Plus one of the boys being a sickly thing and constantly in the hospital. So yea, schooling took the back burner since I was not home at all. We all know if mom is not home, not a whole lot will get done educationally wise.
Another great product that our crew got to review is the Family Math Package. Easy to use, great if your child needs some work in a grade level or so below. But, is ahead in other areas of Math.
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