Tables, Charts, and Graphs is a 17 lesson concentrated course recommended for grades 1st-6th. Like the other course, this includes video form lessons with interactive question and answer sessions at the end of each one. There are 17 worksheets and 2 exams available to print with this Math Mini-Course. Speedy has done very well with this set of lessons. I think it has been beneficial for him to spend more time learning and understanding tables, charts, and graphs. I believe taking this course now will help him as he works into higher levels of math in the coming years.
These lessons are short. We have used them during our regular school time to supplement the full math curriculum Speedy is working though. Each lesson only takes him 10-15 minutes. I've had him working through the lessons on alternating days so one on Mondays and Wednesdays and the other on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Under the parent dashboard, you can find a tab marked "Parent/ Teacher Controls". In that area you can remove the calculator option from your student's account and you can request that the student be given extra time (in minutes) for exams. I'm not sure the timing was an issue for Speedy in these Mini-Courses, but I added some just in case. In the parent dashboard, you can also view reports for the courses to check grades and progress.
I like sseveral things about these courses. My child enjoyed them. They are short and hold the student's attention. It is a great way to improve or excel in a particular area of math. It includes extra options (like the worksheets and exams). The Math Mini-Courses are not very expensive, and you receive access to them for one year. We used them at home on our laptop through Google Chrome, but it would be easy to use them on the go via a laptop. They are great for homeschool families or families looking for extra math work for their children to do at home. There are 20 separate Math Mini-Courses available for grades 1st-8th.
|Lessons Summary Report available under Parent and Student Dashboards|
We only had a couple of small issues with the courses. The student or teacher has to keep track of progress. The program won't show the student or take them straight to the lesson they need to work on next. They must select the lesson from the list. That's how Speedy got out of order. Also the course doesn't mark the lessons complete for the reports. They must be manually marked as complete. It seems like a passing score should automatically make the lesson complete. The last issue is one we did not experience (that I remember) when we reviewed the Adaptive Placement Test and Individualized Lesson Plan from A+ Interactive Math last year. On questions that are not multiple choice, the student must type in their answer then press "Submit" on the frog's belly and then press next. While the instructions are clear on the screen, this threw my student for a loop several times. He also figured out that wrong answers could be corrected as he went thus giving him a perfect score even if he missed some problems. Since this is a brand new set of courses, I'm certain some of these things will be worked out in the future. Customer Service is always fast to respond to inquiries and very friendly.
|Example of a question that required a click on the frog's belly.|
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