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 were given the chance to try our MathandAlgebra.com which can be found at https://mathandalgebra.com/. This is an online math program that Covers Basic Math, Advanced Math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra. We were offered the Annual Plan which is good for a year. It offers you 4 full courses to choose from, program console, student reports, course transcripts, chapter quizzes, and Awards and Certificates. For roughly $99 a year.
To get started I created my account and logged in. Once logged in you go to the my students tab and ad your student enrolling them into the course that you want them to take. It will have you create a user name and log in. From there you will assign your student and they are off and running with the program once they log in. From the parent dashboard you can do things like enroll your student, purchase another course, view your students progress report etc. I feel like it is simple and easy to navigate. The only issue we ran into was that there is no print button on the student report. To get around that I have been able to highlight right click and hit print selection to get a printable copy of the report. As the parent you can also use the dashboard to view the lessons incase you need to help your student with anything. I would like the option to switch my child to a higher or lower level if necessary. Because some times a child just needs to take a step back or forwards.
My kiddo is currently working her way through Pre-Algebra. Each level offers video tutorials, and lessons to better help them understand how to work through the problems. Each video is some where in the ball park of 6-10 minutes. So not incredibly long but not super short either. My daughter watches the videos then prints a work sheet that she then uses to practice the skill taught in the lesson. They will download both the work sheet as well as an answer key for each lesson. My daughter reports that the method of explaining how to do the problems is a bit different from other instructors. She likes that the instructor does the problem as they are explaining it. The quizzes will be scored and recorded for the parents records. To help keep your student motivated they can earn badges as they work through the program. How ever my 13 year old does not seem to care much about receiving the badges. Each chapter seems to have approximately 2-9 lessons per section. Some of the other grade levels have a few more lessons per chapter. Pre-Algebra covers the following chapters:
- fractions & decimals
- exponents and square roots
- operations properties and scientific notation
- ratios and proportions
- number theory
- number lines and coordinate systems
- probability and statistics.
These topics are standard pre-algebra and I am pleased with the selection of lessons. Depending on how fast your student picks up new math concepts this course may or may not last your student a full year. I like the work sheets although I do wish there was a way to enter the worksheet scores into the reporting system. As far as I can tell only the quiz grades get recorded. This might possibly be an issue for a student that has text anxiety. The scoring is only taking into account the quiz score and not an overall assessment of the students completed work.
You can take a look at some of the attached pictures and screen shots to see what lessons might look like and the type of worksheets your student might encounter in the program. To get a look at some of the other grade levels offered by MathandAlgebra.com you can click the banner below and see how some of the other homeschool review crew families used the program.
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