I was blessed while growing up to be one of those children that math came easy to through the years. It may have helped that my dad was a draftsmen and designer and was willing to help me with math. Or perhaps it was because I was blessed with amazing teachers for math (with only one exception). My husband is another one that math came easy to as well. But then we had children. Essentially out of our four children only one of them excels at math. So I recognize our children may need some additional help with mathematics – especially our 15-year-old daughter. With the Adaptive Math Curriculum Online from A+ Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.) we are able to to identify and address learning gaps in my daughter’s math skills with their Adaptive Math Curriculum Online that includes placement tests along with lesson plans.
From the company’s website they show they offer the following:
- Homeschool Edition – Placement Test w/ Lesson Plan to “Identify & Close” Learning Gaps
- Homeschool Edition – Family Math Packages – Online (Options to choose between 1-10 students)
- Homeschool Edition – Single Grade Level – Online Curriculum (PC and MAC compatible)
- Homeschool Edition – Multi-Sensory Interactive Math Full Curriculum Software CDs
- School Edition – Placement Test w/ Lesson Plant to “Identify & Close” Learning Gaps
- School Edition – Multi-Sensory Interactive Math Curriculum
- Full Curriculum Books
- Workbooks (Worksheets & Exams PACK)
- Mini Courses Online
This is a one year subscription for up to ten students. So it is a great program for homeschooling families to use. Whether you have one child or more, each child can get the individualized instruction to meet his/her needs. For this review, we concentrated solely on the 7th grade/Pre-Algebra level. My goal was to ensure our daughter would fill in any gaps in her learning. For the most part we loved this program. However, it is an online program, which means the computer is grading the work. Students begin with the placement test for fractions and work their way through exponents and work their way through other topics including variables and more. As long as the student achieves an acceptable level, they are allowed to move on to the next level. However, if they miss too many problems, then they will work through video lessons and problems to make sure they understand the concepts.
The answers must be in the form the computer deems acceptable, however, there are no instructions to tell the students what format their answers should be in. So for example, if a student leaves their answer as a fraction instead of changing it into a decimal, they will get the problem wrong. For some children, I am sure this could be a great source of frustration. At the same time, I have to say, I love the idea of having a program that can address the needs of my children by addressing those areas they are weak in while allowing them to move on when they demonstrate they understand a concept.
You can find A+ Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.) on social media at:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APlusTutorSoft
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/aplustutorsoft
- Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/aplustutorsoft
The adaptive program goes from grades 1-6 along with Pre-Algebra. They also offer a Family Math Package that includes grades 1-6, Pre-Algebra and Algebra I. So check it out for yourself. Whether you are looking for a complete math curriculum or trying to fill in gaps, like our family did, check out Adaptive Math Curriculum Online or the Family Math Package from A+ Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.) for yourself.
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