So the past few weeks we have been reviewing A+ Tutorsoft’s Interactive online Math Curriculum for the 2nd Grade from A+ Tutorsoft, Inc . I was really excited to do this review because I wanted to see if it would help Peanut’s confidence in math. Math is for her, like many children, the toughest class. She actually enjoys the challenge of it and is sooo excited when a concept takes but still there are some hurdles such as subtraction and word problems.
About the Product:
We are using the A+ Tutorsoft’s Interactive online program. Which is available
- as a monthly subscription for only $19.95
- quarterly for only $49.99
- or a full year for only $124.99
The available online grades and courses are 1st Grade through Algebra (AKA 8th Grade). And they have created the curriculum to fill most state requirements.
Right now you can still request a coupon for 50% off the curriculum. This is good until March 31, 2013.
So to use the program you register online and once logged in register your child. Of course I registered Sweet Peanut.
Since Sweet Peanut is in 2nd Grade we were given the 2nd Grade program to review.
As the parent you are the administrator so you create a login for your child. When your child first logs in there is a list and little folders on the left hand of the topics covered during the school term.
In our homeschool I look at each little folder as a Unit and then when you click the folder it drops down to show each individual lesson. So we use one of the lessons each day and at the end of the lessons SP takes the test.
For the 2nd Grade Program there are 15 units covering…
- Counting and Identifying Numbers
- Place Value and Number Combinations
- Naming, Comparing and Arranging Numbers
- Rounding and Estimating
- Tables, Charts, and Graphs,
The A+ Tutorsoft class is an online lesson with audio that is automated. After the lesson there is a prompt to take your child to the interactive worksheet which is also audio with automation. It is interactive so if the answer is wrong it will tell your child and ask them if they need to review that section of the lesson. After the interactive Q&A you are then to do an automated worksheet. Here there is no prompt if the answer is wrong but at the end of the worksheet is a printable review page that shows how many are wrong etc.
At the end of the unit there is an online exam for your child to take. For our second grade class Peanut was given 50 minutes to take the exam (she finished in 15).
You also have the option of printing the worksheets and exams for doing the work the old fashioned way. And the curriculum is in ebook for you to print also.
This is an example of how an online session would look.
How we are using it:
Initially I tried to start in the program where we already were in our Math program, which was studying Money, but that was a mistake. It is a nice option to be able to do that though just in case your child is further along or what have you. The section where I tried to start was near the end of the term for A+ Tutorsoft and in order to complete it Peanut would have had to know and have mastered the previous units which she hadn’t yet covered in her regular curriculum.
So we backed up and started at the beginning even though we had already reviewed that.
This was a good move. Peanut is able to log in and do this on her own so that is what she does each morning.
So this is how her sessions look. We used this product 5 days a week before her regular school day started.
- Watch the lesson
- Answer the interactive review questions
- Complete the online worksheet
At the end of the interactive review questions and the online worksheet Peanut gets a screen that tells how she did. We can go back and redo problems but once you finalize a worksheet that’s it.
How we like it:
We have really enjoyed using A+ Tutorsoft. And I mean that strongly. We were already halfway through a math curriculum but there were still some rough spots I wanted to go back and revisit. I had planned to that this summer but A+ Tutorsoft has made it possible to do during our regular school year. It has made math painless and fun. The interactive lessons give Peanut instant feedback on how she is doing. And she is able to relearn some concepts in a slightly new way. It’s something she can hop on the computer and do on her own which is a plus for mom. I would like to purchase this for future grades.
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