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Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a fan of teaching upper level math. I was grateful to get the opportunity to review the CTCMath Family Membership Online Math program from CTCMath with the girls. It has helped me out so much already these last few weeks.
CTCMath is a online math program that provides extra help for students who may be struggling in various areas of math. It offers video instruction which can be repeated as many times as the student needs. Each lesson includes quizzes to reinforce and provide practice in the skills that your student needs extra help in. You could use it as a standalone curriculum/teaching program or as supplemental to help reinforce skills your student may be struggling with.
CTCMath allows students to work at a pace that encourages them to master a skill, not just learn it. The videos are short and yet are full of information which helps those with short attention spans.
We have been using CTCMath Family Membership for the last few weeks with the girls as their full math curriculum.
They like the short length of the lessons. If they do not understand the steps being taught, they can easily watch the video again and work at the skill they need to master. CTCMath has been great for Caty. She is getting someone else to show her (yes it's a video explaining and showing the steps), but it's not just mom showing her what to do.
One of my favorite things about CTCMath Family Membership Online Math. The simple videos. The videos on CTCMath are simple and to the point. They give a great explanation. If they need to, the kids can easily watch them again. These videos save me an extraordinarily large amount of time in dealing with math instruction. The video below contains some sample lessons that you can watch to see how easy the video instruction is.
I like that I can adjust the girls learning to where they actually are. In some aspects of math they are at grade level, while other math areas they may be behind or ahead of their grade level. I can easily assign them the areas where they need help or where they excel. The parent area is easy to use. I can sit down and assign out their weekly tasks in roughly 15 minutes.
Under the parent account, I can also print a checklist to keep with my lesson plans. This allows me to plan out their weekly lessons easier.
Each day I get an email that is called and Expired Task list. This email shows me how the girls did on their math lessons the previous day, or even if they tried to skip their lesson. Because it shows what was completed. If they try to skip a lesson or forget to do their math, I can easily reassign the task to be completed.
The girls are also rewarded when they finish a section with a printable certificate. This is at all grade levels. They used to care more, but I still print them and they are very proud and grin when I hand them the paper.
During the review period, I used several grade levels for the girls. Some things I assigned identical, since they are both struggling there. Others I was able to assign at various grade levels. If Lydia was able to tackle higher level addition/subtraction, great. That is what I assigned. But other areas she needed help, so I would assign more practice. This provides great flexibility when work with students who have learning disabilities.
I am recommending many parents that are new to homeschooling to check out the CTCMath Family Membership Online Math for their families. We have used it for several years now, and my favorite recommendation for using CTCMath is for multi-grade level teaching. The ease of use is also a great benefit. And you can use CTCMath Family Membership Online Math for all levels PK through high school. This is a great budget saver for families.
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