Friday, September 10, 2010

America's Math Teacher (Review)

My forte is not teaching math. If I could outsource teaching and grading that subject, I'd do it in a heartbeat. So I'm always looking for ways to help teach my children mathematical concepts in spite of me. I was looking forward to reviewing America's Math Teacher to see how it would work with my family.

What is America's Math Teacher?
It is a website available 24/7 with the goal of helping students become proficient in math.

It can be used for:
  • A stand alone curriculum with built-in homework assignment
  • Intervention programs
  • After-School Programs
  • Adults who are returning to schools
  • Struggling students who need to catch up
  • Students who want to get ahead in math
  • English language learners
What is available?

Course 1: Basic Math Skills aimed at 4th -5th graders
Course 2: Advanced Math Skills aimed at middle schoolers
Course 3: Pre-Algebra Concepts
Course 4: Algebra

Each one of these courses has videos of  Mr. Fisher teaching the concepts, worksheets to print that correspond to the topic, quizzes, and tests.

What we thought:
We basically started working through Course 1: Basic Math. I had my 10yr. old and 12 yr. old watch the videos and complete some of the worksheets. I really liked the videos. They were short in length, explained the concept well and got to the point. Mr. Fisher did the presentations on a digital white board and encouraged the children to figure out the problems along with him. I also liked that my children had written exercises to do too. These are available to download as PDF files. All the lessons cover a topic, not a little of this concept and that concept. So if your child is having a problem with fractions, you can go and watch and work through all the fraction lessons. This was a big plus for me.

There are also online speed drills to help practice math facts. It was a nice change of math-practice pace for my kids and they liked it.

Right now America's Math Teacher's website is still working on tweaking components on some of the lessons. I think that this site will be a wonderful resource for homeschooling families, especially if you have multiple children that fall into the age-range of this math site.

America's Math Teacher
Age Range: 4th - High School
One Year Homeschool Site Subscription: $195.00
Check it out and see what it is about for free.

For more reviews of this website visit The TOS Crew Math Essential's page.


Disclosure: I was given this product for review purposes only. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Blogger alecat said...

Just dropping by via TOS Crew.
Nicely written review. :)

September 10, 2010 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Great job on the review! Very thorough!

September 14, 2010 at 8:13 AM  

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