Standard Deviants Accelerate has an online, supplementary group of Homeschool Courses which cover a multitude of subjects, including Biology, Algebra, Arithmetic, U.S. History, English Composition, Earth Science, Chemistry, Nutrition, and also a handful of AP courses such as AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP U. S. Gov. & Politics, and AP Eng. Composition.
The courses are planned for students in grade 3 through grade 11 or over. what would be best for my children are the courses for they younger grades:
1. Arithmetic (Grades 3+)
2. Fundamental Math (Grades 4+)
3. Earth Science (Grades 6+)
4. Nutrition (Grades 6+)
When the students click on a subject such as Arithmetic, for example, he will see a good deal of headers. In this case, I found the following topics:
1. Whole numbers and the number line
2. Addition and subtraction
3. Multiplying whole numbers and word problems
4. Dividing whole numbers
5. Understanding decimals
6. Understanding Fractions
7. Line, shapes, and fractions
9. Patterns and graphs
10. Subject Review
Under each of these headers I found a number of sub-topics. Under the header Understanding Decimals, for example, are the following sub-topics:
1. Decimal Basics/Adding and Subtracting Decimals
2. Multiplying and Dividing Decimals/Rounding Decimals
3. Scientific Notation/Problem-Solving Using Decimals
When the student chooses one of the sub-topics, they will find a short video lesson accompanied by read along text, explaining whatever concept they are looking at.
The videos are performed by a group of fun young people, as opposed to a regular teacher.
The videos are fun and silly, and make us laugh. Another way to make learning fun!
There is a parent administration area as well. Here, you can view what your student has done, and grade their written assignments.
Once you assign your student to his or her class, the student the student may then log in and have access. They can actually, if they are good about self monitoring, continue on their own.
The Homeschool Courses from SDA appears to be a terrific supplemental program for any family wishing to expand and/or re-enforcing what they are learning in their regular curriculum.
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