With so many different programs for teaching math out there, it is always wonderful to find one that truly helps your child. When we were offered to review the 12 Month Family Plan from CTC Math we were so excited!
I have so many different levels of learning going on here at the house, that it is beneficial to find a company that can cater to all of those needs. Having school take place in one program is an excellent way to record keep as well as check up on everyones progress at the same time.
CTC Math is an online computer program and the only requirement is to have a working computer with internet access. This program is also accessible via tablets and iPads.
As with each online program there is the subscription choice, payment, and then the account setup. This was a fairly simply process that did not take me much time. The program that we reviewed allowed our family to set up to 10 children accounts. A HUGE benefit for us, since we have 3 children in separate grades.
Here is the levels of learning that we had access to:
- 1st Grade
- 2nd Grade
- 3rd Grade
- 4th Grade
- 5th Grade
- 6th Grade
- BASIC math and Pre-Algebra
- Elementary Measurement
- Elementary Geometry
- Algebra 1
- Algebra 2
Each grade level has numerous internal levels to choose from as well, which is labeled STREAM. Then from the STREAM you can choose your TOPIC.
The Stream is the break down of the grade level and what should be learned during that grade period. From the Stream you access the Topic, which is the work. Once you have picked your topic to work in, then you are given a break down of individual lessons to increase the knowledge base.
This program allows for the best of 3 to be recorded for the record keeping. A popular feature here at our house!
The beauty of this math program is that in the beginning of MOST of the lessons, there is a video that will cover the information that will be required to know in the lesson. There are tips, tricks, and through explanations given. These are all delivered in the most ear pleasing Australian accent (yes, I know…but it is entirely pleasing to listen to!).
There is an Awards page that the student can keep up with their achievements – this is a nice touch that allows the student to peek at their previous awards, it is so easy to access from any point of the student program.
There is also a neat feature that will allow the student to print out their worksheet so that you can keep it on hand (if you would like). It has the subject, the problems, the answers (correct or incorrect), the date, and the final grade listed on the worksheet. Quite handy and helpful!
The most fun for any student is the drills (at least it is this way at my house!). Speed Skills drills are easy to access and to complete.
CTC Math is NOT aligned to follow the Common Core standards of the educational system, for those of you that try to keep track of this information.
How This Program Worked for Us
There is without a doubt a huge YAY! from us here. Ana used this program the most and she said more than once, “I think the videos are really helpful. He makes the problems easier to understand.” And she is her mother’s daughter, she also thought the video teacher’s voice was easy to listen to!
She was diligent in her work as she used this online math program and she never once gave me any issues when I reminded her that she needed to work on her math. The step by step process was easy enough for her to do this all by herself, and with very little mama interaction was needed.
This program is super easy to work through and understand. She picked up quickly how to navigate the online setup. We have used (and still use) other online math programs but by far, this is Ana’s favorite one!
One of my favorite things that I appreciated with this program is the ability to print out the completed worksheets. As well as the weekly email reports I would receive with my students progress. Easy to monitor the work being completed as well as seeing the items that need more work.
Overall, this is a math program that any child could benefit from. There was little resistance from all parties involved when it came time to work on math!
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I hope you enjoyed this review and come back soon to see what else we are working on!
In His Grace.