We have been using A+ Interactive Math Online Full Year Math program for a couple years now. I really enjoy the ease of use and the explanations that are given to the kids on how to work through their math problems. The boys enjoy using A+ Interactive Math because they can get through their math lessons very easily and it doesn't take them all day to finish. That is a plus for kiddos with short attention spans.
But A+ Interactive Math has now created Math Mini-Courses that allow kids to concentrate in one area that they may be struggling in. We were excited to get a chance to review these programs.
Some of the programs included in the Math Mini-Courses include:
- Elementary Fractions
- Elementary Multiplication
- Elementary Division
- Place Value and Number Combinations
- Tables, Charts and Graphs
- Elementary Algebra
- Elementary Geometry
- Advanced Fractions
We had the opportunity to try out the Money Math Mini-Course ($12.99 per year) and Measurement and Conversions Math mini-course ($15.99 per year) Both of these are areas that the boys need extra help and concentration in. So I was excited to try them out.
It was very easy to set up our account and each one of the boys has their own Login ID to get to their courses. In fact, there is usually very little set-up that you need to do as the parent. The interface that A+ Interactive uses is very easy and does most of the work for you.
Joey has been using the Money Math Mini-Course. It includes information on topics such as counting money, making change, and even budgeting. Something that he is working on with his current 4H money project, and something that he needs to really start thinking about as he gets older.
Included in the Mini Math Courses are extra printable worksheets for reinforcements, as well as quizzes and tests to check how much your student has retained.
The user Interface is point and click. That is great for the boys, because it means they can log into their math and work on it independently.
Brayden is working on Measuring and Conversions ($15.99 a year), something he also needs extra work in.
Brayden thrives with online math. He is doing a great job working his way through the Measuring and Conversions program. There is a summary report that you can check on under your student login, but parents can also track their student's progress under your parent login.
The ages that these programs work with are very open. If your student is advanced, then they would easily be able to use the Math Mini-Courses early. But if your student is struggling, then they can easily use these programs without feeling like the programs are childish and too young for them. Joey is 15 and using the Money program, so that tells you how open the age-range is for the program.
We have been using A+ Interactive for over a year now. I tried to switch the boys to a different math program, one that involves books rather then online, it has been a rough few months. I just wanted to see how different their math performance would be, and it is clear to me that they would suffer if I moved them to a different type of program.
We will be sticking with A+ Interactive Math and their Mini-courses. It is very easy to use and if you ever have any problems, the creators of the course are always there to help. In the almost two years we have been using them, we have never had any issues though.
Several members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were given the opportunity to try out the Math Mini-courses from A+ Interactive Math. Take some time to visit their blogs to see how they worked with their families.