Although my son generally does well in math, he can get frustrated at times trying to wrap his brain around certain concepts. We were so excited for the chance to review Math Mini-Courses from A+ Interactive Math.
About Math Mini-Courses
Math Mini-Courses are ideal for helping to close learning gaps, targeting specific areas of weakness. Each Math Mini-Course focuses on particular math concepts at a variety of grade levels. Through fun, colorful and engaging video lessons, audio and text, your child is sure to enjoy learning and mastering math.
Currently, there are 20 Math Mini-Courses available on line. Here are just some of what is offered:
- Elementary Geometry (1st-4th) – 19 lessons
- Elementary Algebra (1st-4th) – 27 lessons
- Advanced Geometry (4th-7th) – 35 lessons
- Advanced Fractions (4th-8th) – 26 lessons
- Decimal Numbers (3rd-7th) – 20 lessons
- Percentages (5th-8th) – 13 lessons
- Time (1st-4th) – 20 lessons
- Money (1st-5th) – 18 lessons
- Number Types and Conversions (3rd-6th) – 35 lessons
- Ratio, Proportions, Probability & Statistics (3rd-6th) – 14 lessons
- Measurements and Conversions (2nd-6th) – 23 lessons
How We Used This Product
Two of the areas my son needs to close learning gaps in are fractions and percentages. So, we chose Advanced Fractions (4th-8th grades) and Percentages (5th-8th grades) as our courses. For the purpose of this review, I am going to talk mostly about the Advanced Fractions course, but will discuss the other course as well.
This course has 26 lessons total. My son worked diligently through this course about 2-3 days weekly. The lessons are short and engaging. He was very excited to get started.
The course comes with both a parent and student login.
After logging in and launching the course, my son was be taken straight to his dashboard.
From there, he clicked on “Video Lessons w/Interactive Review (Q/A)” to do each lesson. The only glitch we ran into in the beginning was that the lessons do not automatically check off as completed. This would be a nice feature, as my son often forgot to go back and mark them as complete, and we would have to do it afterwards. He finally caught on though.
Here is an example of a lesson which shows it completed at the top as well as his score:
My son really enjoyed working through his lessons. One day I came home from work and the first thing he said to me was,
“Wow, mom, I didn’t realize dividing fractions was so easy. I mean, I knew how to do it, but I wasn’t very good at it, and now that I saw how to do it, it’s so much easier to understand.”
Yes! Music to a mother’s ears to hear their child talk with confidence about an area of math he’s been struggling in.
Each day I was able to log into the parent dashboard and see what my son was mastering and where we needed a little bit more work Here is a screen shot of some of his interactive review scores:
There are also printable worksheets and tests available. We didn’t use the printed worksheets, but I did print one of the two tests for him to take in the Advanced Fractions course.
Out of 25 questions, my son got 23 correct. Not too bad.
We just began the Percentages Math Mini-Course this week. There are only 13 lessons in this course, so we will be done next week. It is similar to Advanced Fractions, with short, easy to understand visual lessons. So far, my son is enjoying this course as well!
I am very pleased with A+ Interactive Math and the Math Mini-Courses. My son has more confidence in his ability to master fractions now, and I know he will feel the same way about percentages once he completes the course.
If you have a child who is struggling to master certain math concepts, I highly recommend A+ Interactive Math and their Math Mini-courses. Your child will be eager to learn and you will be at peace knowing they are on their way to closing earning gaps.
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