Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Math Mini-Courses from A+ Interactive Math : A TOS Crew Review

Math Mini-Courses {A+ Interactive Math Review}

Math Mini-Courses from A+ Interactive Math

Have you ever gotten near the end of the math book - only to realize there may be "gaps" in what you child needed to learn this year?  Yep - me too!  We have been working on Math Mini-Courses from A+ Interactive Math to help fix some of those "gaps".

The Bentz Test Laboratory has been enjoying Elementary Geometry (1st-4th)  & Tables, Charts and Graphs (1st-6th).

Math Mini-Courses {A+ Interactive Math Review}Math Mini-Courses {A+ Interactive Math Review}

These Math Mini-Courses are not full curriculum, but instead - targeted online video lessons, interactive review, printable worksheets, PDF lessons and tests that cover specific math concepts like:

  • Counting and Identifying Numbers (1st-3rd) - 15 lessons
  • Place Value and Number Combinations (1st-3rd) - 15 lessons
  • Naming, Comparing and Arranging Numbers (1st-3rd) - 17 lessons
  • Early Elementary Fractions (1st-3rd) - 10 lessons
  • Early Elementary Addition (1st-3rd) - 17 lessons
  • Early Elementary Subtraction (1st-3rd) - 15 lessons
  • Elementary & Middle School Multiplication (2nd-6th) - 13 lessons
  • Elementary & Middle School Division (2nd-6th) - 15 lessons
  • Tables, Charts and Graphs (1st-6th) - 17 lessons
  • Elementary Geometry (1st-4th) - 19 lessons
  • Elementary Algebra (1st-4th) - 27 lessons
  • Advanced Geometry (4th-7th) - 35 lessons
  • Advanced Fractions (4th-8th) - 26 lessons
  • Decimal Numbers (3rd-7th) - 20 lessons
  • Percentages (5th-8th) - 13 lessons
  • Time (1st-4th) - 20 lessons
  • Money (1st-5th) - 18 lessons
  • Number Types and Conversions (3rd-6th) - 35 lessons
  • Ratio, Proportions, Probability & Statistics (3rd-6th) - 14 lessons
  • Measurements and Conversions (2nd-6th) - 23 lessons

My testers really enjoyed working with A+ Interactive Math.  The program is very easy to navigate and they were able to work completely independently (which I love when it comes to math...can I get an AMEN!)

The Parent Dashboard allows me to manage my students and check on their progress.  My testers each had their own log-in for their Mini Course.

Each lesson contains a short animated teaching video, followed by the interactive review.  My testers could pause, rewind, and move forward with the video. 

The interactive review requires them to watch the entire question before getting to select the correct answer from several multiple choice answers.  One of my testers found this to be VERY helpful, as she likes to jump ahead and frequently makes mistakes.  Yeah for A+!  Feedback is available immediately for each question.  If it's answered incorrectly, you get an explanation of how to solve correctly.

The number of lessons varies from topic to topic - Elementary Geometry was 19 lessons and Tables, Charts & Graphs was 17 lessons.  You do not have to do the lessons in a scripted order - so you can use it to pinpoint areas you want to focus on, or do them in order for a more in-depth review.  The program doesn't automatically track which lesson you are on, so depending on how you use it, that is either a nice feature or a bit annoying.  At the end of each lesson, you do have to manually udpate it as completed if you want to be able to track progress in the Parent Dashboard.

Printable PDF's of the lesson, as well as printable worksheets and tests are features included with each course.  We mainly focused on the online lessons and interactive reviews.

The Mini-Courses are designed for a single student and range from $9.99-$19.99.  I think this is a very effective and affordable way to close some "gaps" that they didn't cover in your main curriculum (and ALL curriculum can leave gaps) or to use for summer math practice.

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