From their website:
"A+ TutorSoft, Inc offers very comprehensive Interactive MATH Curriculum products that are easy to use, self-paced, powerful and low cost. Using a proprietary learning platform that combines voice, visual and text-based instructions, we make learning MATH easy. Centered on the proven methodology of a test-grade-review cycle, our instructional platform delivers personal, highly-effective, and expert instructions."
Bentz Test Laboratory received the A+ Interactive Math Curriculum - Grade 4 Premium Edition CD - $124.99
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(Online Programs available as well) Levels - 1st Grade through Algebra I currently available
- Highly animated concise and "to-the-point" lessons with all three learning modalities (Audio, Visuals and Text) to increase understanding of the material
- Interactive FlashCards enhance student learning by allowing them to practice problem solving with real-time feedback and step-by-step problem solving instructions.
- Full Curriculum Book
- Printable Worksheets w/ over 1,000 Practice Problems
- Worksheets Solution Guide with a step-by-step solution to over 1,000 Practice Problems
- Printable "ready-to-go" exams
- Exams Solution Guide with a step-by-step solution to each exam problem
- Reference Sheets packed with facts and formulas
- Recommended Lesson Plan
- PREMIUM FEATURES: Parental Controls & Weekly Certificate of Accomplishments
She has struggled with math every step of the way. We have tried numerous approaches - most ending in frustration and tears. A new program could be just what we needed...
A+ Interactive Math is a full math curriculum that includes multimedia lessons - I didn't have to be the teacher. A definite plus for both her and me! This is a program that allows you to monitor the progress they are making - but you don't have to teach. If math is not your gift - A+ Interactive Math may be a gift for you.
My tester did well with this program. It was easy for her to navigate. A Lesson Plan is included with a clear layout of what to do with space for notes, checkmarks and date completed. The Multimedia lessons were short enough to hold her interest - although the lessons were mostly just being read to her (not much "multimedia"). The Interactive Q&A with each lesson is where she got to respond to what has just been presented by answering several multiple choice questions. Immediate feedback, and explanation of the solution-if needed, followed each question. At the end of the Q&A - she could print a Certificate. My tester's response..."why would I want a math certificate?" I agree. My tester is not motivated by that type of reward - maybe she would be more motivated by chocolate instead!
One of her favorite lessons was "Multiplication Tricks". I was impressed by the variety of topics covered - addition to algebra were covered in this 4th Grade level (fractions, time & money, geometry and probability too) A plus for us was the presentation of concepts and terms that were different from our regular math curriculum - it's helpful to have variety.
The Curriculum Book is a math textbook to accompany each lesson. In addition, each lesson includes a worksheet, and exam that is printed out to complete. (Answers and Solutions are included as well - the Premium version allows you to hide them from the student) The CD edition requires you to enter the student's progress tracking, the online version does that automatically. I like entering it - since, it's one way to know exactly where she is at with her comprehension.
My tester liked that the "instructor" had a female voice instead of being male. But overall - she didn't find the lessons all that enjoyable "kinda boring" is her exact wording. Could that be her "math-resistance" - of course, but I kind of agree with her.
Overall, we used this as more of a supplement or a change of pace for math review. I find it helpful to have several math tools available - frequently just changing the pace with a different approach has helped us overcome math obstacles. At least she's still smiling... :-)
Computer time is always viewed as a special treat here - so A+ Interactive Math provided change of pace and much needed review and practice for key math concepts.