While my children thrive with their current math program, I really like to have a backup supplement available to make sure that they have a way to fill in any gaps in their learning. A+ Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.) fits the bill nicely with its Family Math Package, which we have been reviewing for the past few weeks.
For each lesson, my students logged in, watched a short lesson with presentation on the website, and then completed several questions to make sure that they mastered the content of the lesson. Each grade level is divided by subject and topic. For example, my daughter’s class had 16 different main subjects, including things like Exponents, Variables, Factoring, and Real Numbers. Then each of those subjects was divided into several topics. For example, Real Numbers was divided into topics such as The Number Line, Order of Operations, and Mixed Operations.
My 7th grade daughter said she thought it was quick and easy. I had her working in the Pre-Algebra program for 7th/8th graders. It did progress in difficulty, but she said the instruction in the lessons helped her to understand what she was supposed to be learning and how to come up with the correct answers.
My 5th grade son liked that the lessons didn’t take very long, and admitted that he loved that the beginning lessons felt easy to him. I like that, because it helped him to understand how to use the program and gain confidence before moving on to more difficult subject matter. He was working on the 5th grade level of lessons.
Considering that we did these on top of their regular curriculum, I didn’t hear a lot of moaning or groaning. In fact, all of my kids would hurry and get their A+ lessons done early in the school day because they knew they could just get in there and get it completed without much fuss. I love that it’s online and that it can be done independently. This helped me to free up some time to work with their siblings throughout the day, and it was a great thing to assign on days when we didn’t have time to do their full curriculum but I wanted them to get a little math practice in anyway. Each student has their own login information, which I appreciate, because they are able to login without me having to login first.
We will continue to use this as a supplement to our current math program. I love that you can go in and select the topic of study and have your child work on the lessons you assign them. They are given interactive Q&A assignments to ensure they are learning and retaining the information. From the parent section, you can view individual lessons to see how they are doing, or you can do an overall summary of their progress and grades.
In addition to the video lessons, there are practice worksheets, reviews, chapter tests, automatic grading and tracking for parents to be able to see how their student is doing at a glance, AND you have the flexibility to switch your student’s grade level at any time. If you find that what they are working on is too difficult or too easy, you can move them up or down. The program has coursework for grades 1-6, as well as pre-algebra and algebra, so it’s perfect for elementary and middle school students, as well as high school students who need extra practice. This program is a 1 year subscription for your family, but they also have monthly and quarterly plans available. The program does use Adobe Flash, so be sure that your computer or device has this activated and available.
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