Monday, December 13, 2010

ALEKS – TOS Review

I always hated math in school. It was truly my worst subject. Not because I didn’t understand it but because early on I was taught to hate it. I remember it well. I was in 2nd grade and was so proud of myself for finishing more than I had to. When I turned it in and my teacher saw I had done more than assigned she rapped my knuckles with a wooden ruler. I was mortified and from that day hated math. As I progressed in school I only did just enough to get by in all subjects and math remained my worst subject. I would avoid it and subsequently get behind.
Fast forward 25 years and I am teaching my children math. My oldest seems to fly through it and my middle child drags his feet. I have used a few different types of programs to try to fix what the schools missed (with my oldest, 9th grade) and broke (in my 3rd grader).
Enter ALEX. I love this program…

my kids love that they can do whatever they want as the days lesson. I have seen where things I thought my kids knew and understood really had not gelled. I see them accomplish things that I wasn’t sure I could teach. Seeing the happiness when they finish a pie piece is priceless.
You can set a time limit for the kids to work and then schedule a quiz that is customizable. The places they need to review are easy to identify and by adding Quicktables you can keep them practicing the math facts. And best of all is the ability to switch levels as your child progresses without paying more not to mention the discount for multiple children.
Now for the specifics:
  • $19.95 per month
  • only $99.95 for 6 months!   
  • only $179.95 for 12 months! 
More than one child in your family?  They have a family discount program.
Free Trial  Homeschool-Banner How awesome is this???!!!
Products Available:
Elementary School Middle School High School Specialized
Higher Education
Math Business Behavioral Science Science
You can read more about the company here. Please click the TOS Crew banner at the top to read other Crew members reviews of this product.
Disclosure: I am a reviewer for TOS Crew and as such I was provided a free trial of the above product in exchange for my honest opinion. I have not been reimbursed in any additional way.

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