Thursday, September 9, 2010

America's Math Teacher Review

I have to admit that Math is not a favorite subject around our house. When I got the chance to review America's Math Teacher for free from TOS, my children weren't exactly screaming with joy. Fortunately, for me, America's Math Teacher was not painful at all. LOL!

First of all this program is a web-based math curriculum with printable worksheets for $195/year. It covers Basic Math (grade 4) all the way to Algebra. It also meets NCTM (National Council of teachers of Mathematics) standards. The site is divided into:

Learning Center-video tutorials, printed exercises, quizzes and final exams.

Exercise Center-access and download printable exercises and review problems.

Evaluation Center-pre-tests and final exams (also available at the Learning Center)

Resource Center-information, glossaries and games. Our favorite is the speed drill-try to beat your time on whatever level of problems you're currently working.

Your child can initially watch the short video (lessons worked out on a white board), complete the written exercise,then check her answers in the solutions section. At the end of each section she will take a quiz. After each course there is a final exam.

What I like:
  • It's web-based-no books to carry around.
  • Your child can go at her own pace.
  • The videos explain/teach the new concept
  • No grading on the parents part

If you'd like to read more reviews about this product and many more visit the TOS Homeschool Crew Blog.

*Thanks to TOS I was able to review America's Math Teacher for free. My review is totally based on my opinion of the product only. No additional compensation was received.


The Unsell Family said...

Dropping by from the crew and just wanted to leave a comment to say hi. We have the same background on our blogs. :-)
~Jen Unsell

The Unsell Family said...

Hi again,

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your question. We are in the Birmingham area. How fun to learn that you guys are in Alabama too! If you guys ever head up this way let us know. It would be fun to get together and meet you guys.
~Jen Unsell