We love trying new things, however, sometimes we try something a second time to see how things have changed over time and between the children in our house. This is exactly what we are doing with A+ Interactive Math.
It was five years ago that we initially reviewed the A+ Interactive Math curriculum. At that time, we use the Adaptive Placement and Individualized Lesson Plan. This time we are using the Family Math Package. I am focusing this review on Little Miss and her third-grade lessons.
What Is It
The Family Math Package is an online math program for the whole family. You can have up to 10 students for $15 per month or $149 per year. You can access all the levels with this package. So, you do not know what grade level your child is at, you try one, it is too high or too low and you want to change. That is fine, you can do that without an extra charge!
This program takes the whole math curriculum out of your hands and teaches it for you. Each lesson starts with a video on what your child should know, teaches it if they do not know. Once they are done with the video, they move on to the Interactive Questions and Answers. These questions go over what was learned. This way you can know if your child has grasped the concepts that were taught.
With the Interactive Questions and Answers, your child will know immediately if they got the question right or wrong. If they got it wrong, they will have the chance to view the explanation of how the problem should be solved.
There is also an option for an eBook of the curriculum to print out along with a resources sheet. These are my favorite because my kids love to have important information at the tips of their fingers as they are working on the questions/worksheets.
How We Used It
Little Miss used this as her math lesson during this review time. While we were on summer break, we still did do some lessons. We love to focus on year-round school, but sometimes we just need a summer break. So, while I had planned on 4 days a week all summer, we did have some added breaks for the weather (we had a tornado touch down about ten miles away), and for hanging out with our public school friends.
We aimed to do this 3 times a week since this was summer. When we get fully back into school in the fall, I will be doing this 4-5 days a week, depending on the week. What is nice, they have a recommended lesson plan that you can print up and use with your child. There is no guessing what you should do next, just open and go.
While there are no dates on the lesson plan, you can tell that it is based on the regular public-school start and end dates because of the two-week holiday break (which would fall around Christmas time). Since we homeschool year-round, I plan to adjust the breaks to fit our schedule, which is not that hard to do.
What We Thought
I have always loved math, so I have always wanted my kids to love math. Finding the right curriculum to get them engaged and loving math can be hard. Homeschooling multiple students at different levels can be hard. With this curriculum, I was able to check out the different levels of this program. I could let the children go and know that they were still learning. This curriculum teaches for me.
The video lessons are anywhere from 3-10 minutes. This is a perfect time for children of all ages and stages. I loved that the videos did not drain on and on. They did not make you bored, they kept you engaged.
I loved the length of the videos. Each lesson was straight to the point. With the interactive questions following the video, I am able to see immediately if we need to spend more time working on the topic, or if we can move on without spending too much of our time focused on something my kids mastered the first time. It is an extremely focused curriculum, making sure that everything was mastered immediately.
We found this to be a great way to have independent math lessons. This allowed me more time to focus on the subjects that needed my attention while making sure my kids were still learning their math. It also gave them a sense of learning how to be independent at their school.
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