Friday, May 1, 2015

A+ Interactive Math Family Package Review

A+ Interactive Math Review
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I can't tell you just how much I LOVE A+ Interactive Math! We were so very, VERY blessed to have been given access to their Family Math Package for a full six months! To say it has been a hit with our homeschool would be an understatement and then some! A+ Interactive Math brings to the table a fantastic, online math curriculum that is full, comprehensive, and has anything and everything your child needs for a successful math experience. From online and PDF text books, exams, and worksheets, to streaming instruction, A+ Interactive Math has it!


A+ Interactive Math Review
How we used it:

First, you and your child both have an account. This way, you can see progress, etc. You can view your start date and stop date for your subscription from your login screen, so there will be no guess work! They offer yearly, quarterly, and monthly plans for 1-10 students; making it affordable for all! For 1 student, yearly is $99.00, quarterly is $49.99, and monthly is only $9.00!
My son LOVES the videos! The female voice sounds strong and sure, calm, and she speaks slow enough that your child will grasp the material easily. There are animated graphics and instructions that catch their attention. You child has the ability to pause and replay also, so they get as much one on one instruction as they need to fully master the topic. My son refused to watch only one video at a time! He would watch an entire chapter at the same time! So I would log on, have him watch as many videos as he wanted while I printed off the worksheets and exams. He did some of these online, but I LOVE the ability to print off the ones we want! So the rest of the week he would work on these worksheets/exams, referring back to the appropriate video as needed. There are also interactive questions and answers to use as examples if you wish, before starting on the rest of the work. 

This is the first screen after you log in. On the left is your table of contents. This is everything that is covered. When you expand each folder you will see a large variety of topics under each main topic. At the top of the page are several tabs. This is where you can find your printables (worksheets, exams, etc.) Your online exams/worksheets/book are located under their respective tabs. The progress tab is GREAT! It shows a graph that will display worksheet grades, exams, interactive questions, etc. My only complaint is you have two options to view the report: Online and Manual. Manual is for the printed worksheets and exams that the parent admin. must enter manually. I wish on the student tab, at least, once these grades were entered they would transfer to a main progress report so that both online AND printed exams were on the same graph. Here is a screen snip of his progress reports. . As you can see, the graph only shows one exam when he's actually finished 3, but two of those were printed exams-so those are on a different report. 
Online exam progress


 Manual progress (I've not entered in worksheets.)

Manual exam progress


This is what it looks like when you enter in information. You choose the main topic, then the specific topic. Then you enter in the date and the number of correct answers. It really is THAT easy!

We have not utilized the online text book much, using the streaming videos the most. But here is a screen snip of what one page looks like. You can also print this for easy reference. 



Here is a screen snip of the AWESOME videos! They really are great!

Overall:
Overall, A+ Interactive Math and the Family Package is by far the BEST online (full)  math curriculum we've ever used. It can definitely be used as a stand alone with no need for supplementation at all. The lessons are beefy, there is a lot of practice if you want it, and it is self grading if you choose the online methods only. We also had the chance to sample their single grade package, and again-It's FANTASTIC!! A+ Interactive Math will remain a staple in our homeschool! 
The best part? Right now you can get this GREAT product on sale! For a limited time only, A+ Interactive Math is offering 50-71% off! 
Does A+ Interactive Math Family Math Package Pass the 4 Ingredient Test?


1.) Customization: Is it easily adaptable? Can we customize it to fit “us?” Can we modify or set our own schedule? Can we take breaks, jump ahead, or flat out skip?
You can set your own schedule and take breaks as needed. If you do not wish to finish an entire chapter, or if you wish to skip something, it will not impact your ability to proceed to other topics in any way. It is fully adaptable in that you can watch the videos as needed, replay as needed, pause, etc. You can do the interactive Q&A, do all of the work online, or print the work and do it that way. If you are going to be traveling, and will be without internet service, you can easily print what you need and take it with you! (We did this!)

2.) It is appropriate for a wide range of grades?
YES! There are options to buy just 1 grade level (these are also available monthly, quarterly, or yearly) or the Family Package where you can change grade levels if needed, anytime! (There are also placement tests! You can check out the Schoolhouse Review Crew banner link below to read reviews of that!) The grades go from Grade 1 to Algebra, so there is a LOT of variety!



3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?

Not even close to being boring! My son actually asks to do this! He even enjoys the printed work, because he knows he gets to watch the videos. When they say multi-sensory, they mean it! Usually, with autism, it is best to make sure your child has mastered the task across a variety of formats. That usually involves me needing to supplement EVERYTHING, so we will have 3 or 4 different systems for the same thing. With A+ Interactive Math, I don't have to do that! It's one product that covers EVERYTHING we need!




4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.

If you feel the need to use other products (I can't think of a single why you'd ever need anything else) then yes, it will fit with anything. But really, there's no need for anything else because A+ Interactive Math Family Package has it all! We love it!

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