(Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.)
We received a one year family subscription to MathandAlgebra.com. This subscription includes these four complete math courses: Basic Math, Advanced Math, Pre-Algebra and Algebra.
Teacher Richard Fisher has developed an easy-to-use, functional, easily understood Mathematics teaching system. A combination of online and offline format, this program is very accessible to the student, using both video lessons and printable worksheets to bring the learning to them in a fun and easy way.
This program works in four steps:
Step one, watch the video. The video lesson has no distractions, just instructor Richard Fisher’s white board, on which he shows examples and demonstrates how to get to the solutions. As you can see below on the left, there are check marks for each completed lesson.
Watching the video:
Step two, print out and do the worksheet. The student does the work for each problem. “The Artist” does the work on a separate piece of paper before answering it on the worksheet.
Step three, take the quiz. At the end of each chapter, and then at the end of each course there will be a quiz.
Step four, earn badges!
“The Artist” began with fractions in Basic Math, as he has gone beyond whole number problems. This is something I like about Math & Algebra, the fact that we could begin where he is in math. He does have some learning delays, so being able to do this is a big help for him.
Once he got rolling, “The Artist” realized he could actually do this, he started getting up and completing his math for the day, sometimes before I woke up!
He has been doing very well on his own, with just Mr. Fisher teaching, and no additional attempts at teaching by me (which is good, since I’ve never been a lover of math!) At the beginning though, he was unsure, and was worried he was getting an answer wrong. I looked up the answer key on my side of the program, and asked what answer he had gotten. And then, when I told him that was the correct answer according to the key, his confidence jumped!
We really like this Math curriculum. The no distractions video lessons help him to see how to work the problems, and then the printable worksheets for him to do have cemented what “The Artist” is learning. As a result, he is willingly working on math, without any complaining at all. He is required to do any schoolwork before being allowed to use his Chromebook for anything else, or being allowed any video games, so the no complaining is a definite plus!
We will be continuing the use of this program for the entire year, and I am hopeful that he will complete all four courses!
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