Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A Review of the Adaptive Math Curriculum Online from A+ Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.)

As a homeschool parent you are constantly assessing your student's work and determining if they are working at their grade level or not.  This is especially true for me when it comes to math.  I know what my children can do when it comes to math, but it is always reassuring to find out for sure.  This is why I was interested in having Little Miss try out the  Adaptive Math Curriculum Online from A+Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.) that we received recently to review.
Adaptive Math, Homeschool Math, Math Curriculum Online, Homeschool Math Courses, Homeschool Family Math, Math Learning Gaps, Math Video Lessons, Math Worksheets, Math Lessons, FREE Math Courses, Homeschool Math Online, Math Mini Courses
The Adaptive Math Curriculum is designed to identify and close any learning gaps that your student may have.  You first pick the target grade (the grade level you think your student is at).  Then this online program performs an assessment of your student by giving  "mini tests" for all the major math concepts in that grade level.  Based on the results from the mini tests, an individualized lesson plan is created for your student.  This way they can focus on just the learning gaps areas and get these concepts down before taking the mini tests again.  This curriculum features fully automated lessons and grading, interactive review, practice problems, step-by-step solutions, and various reports that let you see your student's progress and results.  The methods in this curriculum are designed to accelerate learning and save time since your student doesn't have to do multiple lessons on the topics they already know.  This online curriculum is for grades 1-6 and Pre-Algebra.

This was the report for Little Miss after she completed the "mini tests" the first time.
Once we gained access to the Adaptive Math Curriculum Online, I set up my parent account and access for Little Miss.  She is finishing up 4th grade math and I wanted to use this curriculum to see if she was really understanding it or not.  This was the first year that her math book was hard for her and that she struggled to get some of the concepts.  So once I got her all set up, I started her on the process of taking the placement tests.  For 4th grade math there were 17 "mini tests" that I had her complete in about a week and half's time.  I wanted her to not rush through the tests, but to be able to focus and not do poorly because she took too many in one day.  The tests were timed, but you can go in under the parent dashboard and adjust the time so that your student has more time to complete each question which was a good thing to reduce pressure.  After she would complete a "mini test" it would show her if she met the goal or if she had a learning gap and needed to work more in a specific topic.  Little Miss did great on these tests and only had 8 areas with learning gaps.  Many of the areas of learning gaps are topics that her math book did not cover as in-depth as this program does or ones that she had not finished yet in her math book.
This is what it looked like for the mini tests she passed.
Next Little Miss started working on her individualized lesson plans.  These were specific lessons to teach her the concepts for the learning gaps she had.  When I looked at the detailed report I could see what grade level she was working at after the tests, before she completed any lessons.  The lessons are fully automated and give her instant feedback after each question.  She does very well on them and she really likes that she doesn't have to spend a lot of time on things she already knows, she can just focus on the topics she needs to learn more about.  She can also take the placement tests again for the topics at any point.  She has tried to take the placement test for geometry a couple of times, but she still has a gap in that topic.  I will have her keep working on the lessons and then try the placement test again until she passes it in the areas with gaps.
This shows the areas she needed work on.
I appreciate this program because it does help me assess where she is at in math.  There were areas she passed with flying colors and there were gap areas.  Now I know exactly what areas she needs more work in and I am thankful for that.  I also appreciate that she can focus on the areas she needs more work in and not have to work on the areas she is already strong in.  This helps Little Miss not get frustrated with the program.  The only two negative things about this curriculum in my opinion is that the student and the parent dashboards can be a little hard to navigate and you have to go in and enter when each lesson is completed otherwise it never gets marked complete.  These are just two minor things, but overall I really like this curriculum for Little Miss and I will have her continue using it until she has passed all areas of 4th grade math.
This is one of the parent reports that shows the grade level Little Miss is working at and how she did on the mini tests.
You can learn more about the Adaptive Math Curriculum Online that we received here.  They also have a Family Math Package that you can learn more about by clicking here.  You can learn more about A+Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.) on their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages.  You can learn more about what my friends on the Homeschool Review Crew did with these products by clicking on the banner below.
Family & Adaptive Math Online {A+ Interactive Math Reviews}

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and leave a comment, it means the world to me!