Since I have been homeschooling my oldest two daughters for this past semester, I have noticed some learning gaps in their math skills. So I was very pleased to try the Adaptive Math Curriculum Online from A+ Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.) to identify and address learning gaps in their math skills. The program is skill-based and covers grades 1st-6th and Pre-Algebra.
This program requires students to take a placement test first. I chose my daughter's current grade level as their target grade level.
Then they had to take small tests for each math concept to determine their skill level. The great thing about the program is that it adjusts the question difficulty based on their answers.
What it Looks Like Inside:
The Parent Dashboard gives you an overview of the different sections of the program.
The Summary Report is an overview of the grade level skills and exactly what skill level your child is working at. I was honestly surprised at the results, however you have to keep in mind that it depends on how well your child did on that particular placement test.
So if your child is not a good test-taker, or doesn't take his time, he might not score well in the beginning either. However, I don't mind making sure that my daughter reviews over math skills, because I want her to really understand what she is doing regardless of the program or curriculum she is using.
Let's look at my 3rd grader's results:
The lesson overview shows the status of each lesson, as well as the date completed. My daughter usually does two or three a day for her math assignments.
Interactive Q & A
The Interactive questions and answers are a fun way for your child to engage with their math lessons. I like when I enter the parent dashboard how I can see the percentage as well as any remarks that my daughter has for me. My oldest really enjoys using the program as you can read in her remarks below.
There are online worksheets to practice the math skills. When you log into the parent area, you can see your child's progress on the worksheets, as well as their score.
Overall, both of my daughters enjoy using the Adaptive Math Curriculum Online. They like the games and how the lessons are broken down into simple sections.
There is also a Family subscription available as well.