Friday, September 10, 2010

America's Math Teacher (review)

Do you ever wish you had a private tutor who was available 24/7 to explain some of the trickier math concepts to your kids? Or perhaps you understand exponents (or whatever) yourself, but can’t seem to explain it in a way that makes sense to your child. America’s Math Teacher to the rescue! It is a completely web-based program and can be accessed from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

The website includes a Learning Center, an Exercise Center, an Evaluation Center, a Resource Center, and Speed Drills. It’s a great addition to your current math program and it’s aligned with state standards. Kids learn by watching short videos, completing worksheets, and more. Kids can work at their own pace. Adults can review fuzzy math concepts as well.



My teenagers found the short videos engaging and helpful, although they have a fairly broad scope. The games were fun and different from just flipping through flashcards, but still managed to drill the facts. The worksheets could be filled out online or printed and then completed. They seemed to be more of a general review than a specific drill on one concept. I would like to have seen more worksheets that focused on one idea so we could focus on weak areas. I think it’s a bit pricey, but any number of people can access it an unlimited number of times throughout the year, so that does make the dollars stretch a bit further.

Math Essentials is good for explaining difficult math concepts in a kid-friendly manner. It allows kids to hear and see the same concepts over and over again as needed. It covers math concepts for basic math (grade 4) through algebra.
Click your way over to America’s Math Teacher for a free demo/trial offer and to register. The cost is $195 for a full year’s access, which is cheaper and more convenient than hiring a tutor to come to your house. Other products available from this vendor include

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