Mastering Multiplication with AIM

I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.

Multiplication can be hard for children to learn, but it is a skill that needs to be learned. When children struggle though, they may just pretend to know the skill to keep moving forward, I know mine do. Math-U-See has come up with Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) for Multiplication with a Bridge to Division to help children who struggle with multiplication.

What Is It

AIM for Multiplication with a Bridge to Division is not a full math curriculum. Instead, it is a way for students 10 and older who are looking to increase their confidence in math and retention of multiplication facts.

AIM for Multiplication with a Bridge to Division uses the Math-U-See manipulatives and varied instructional methods. The lessons are student-centered with the instructor helping to guide.

Not only do we have the manipulatives that make Math-U-See different, but we also have an instructor resource guide, fact check cards, math facts strategy posters, and digital resources like videos and activity pages/worksheets.

How We Used It

Ray Ray is great at school. He has always been above his age in learning. However, multiplication has hit him. He struggles with this part of math. I don’t want him to struggle, so we added this into our school schedule.

The first thing started with was watching some of the videos and reading through the resource guide. This allowed me to get the idea of how we would be doing this. Since this is student-centered and focuses on mastery, I did not “plan” any lessons. Each day, we just do the next thing or focus on mastery when there is a struggle.

We used this every day with our regular school schedule. We made sure to not exceed 15 minutes of practice at one time. Some days we would watch the video introducing the new concepts or practice the new strategies that were presented. If the strategy was not mastered right away, we would spend more time on it. While there are worksheets to help practice with the digital pack, we also made some of our own, it was not hard to do.

What We Thought Of It

I really like the approach of AIM Multiplication with a Bridge to Division. Ray Ray is a visual, hands-on learner. Flashcards have never been a strong practice tool with him before, so learning his multiplication facts a different way has really helped him.

I love that there are many ways to practice each new strategy. It is nice to have the manipulatives, and they were gradually removed from practice, but I could tell he was still picturing them as we worked without them. Since he really enjoys building with similar blocks is a major thing for him. This really made it a fun way for him to practice math.

Ray Ray only had one complaint, the manipulatives didn’t stack as nicely as his blocks would. I had to remind him these were not for building with! But, honestly, if that was his only complaint about math, that is a huge compliment for Math-U-See!

We have not reached the bridge to division section yet, we have been working on the mastery and enjoying the fun games that are in the appendix. I did check this section out, and I really love the way that it is explained. This will really help Ray Ray when we get to this point and I really look forward to seeing more understanding of math in his future!

If your child is struggling with multiplication facts, loves visual and hands-on learning, I would recommend Accelerated Individualized Mastery Multiplication with a Bridge to Division from Math-U-See. 

If you want to see what other families thought of this program, check that out right here.

Math-U-See Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) for Multiplication with a Bridge to Division Reviews


A+ Interactive Math – A Review

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.

You can get 20% off by using the code: HopkinsHomeschool If you want to try before you buy, get a month for free right here:

If you are looking for a math curriculum that is interactive and helps your child master their math skills while helping promote independent learning, you will want to check out A+ Interactive Math!

No-Nonsense Algebra – A Homeschool Crew Review

Math comes easy to many, but that is not always the case. Especially when it comes to adding in letters with the numbers like in Algebra. This has been a topic that Moe Man has struggled with many times, and I think we found a winner when we started No-Nonsense Algebra from Math Essentials.

No-Nonsense Algebra is a full Algebra curriculum that can be used alone or as a supplement to your current Algebra curriculum. There are 10 Chapters in the textbook with a total of 95 lessons and a Chapter Review at the end of each chapter. There is also a Final Review, multiple helper sheets in the back of the book and all the solutions. To go along with the textbook, you have access to corresponding videos online to help your child learn each lesson.

We started this curriculum with the idea that Moe Man would be able to use this as a supplement to his current Algebra, only he fell in love with this and asked if he could use just this for his math. I didn’t want to argue at all, especially with him and math!

We start each day with an introduction to the lesson. This introduction gives us the information and terms that we need for the lesson. It also includes Helpful Hints that you use during the lesson.

After the introduction, we pull up the corresponding video and work through the examples with the teacher. This was a great tool for Moe Man. Having the problem worked out and writing the steps down with the teacher helped him plant it in his mind.

Following the video lesson and examples, we get a good handful of exercises to practice our new skills with. All of the problems just focus on the new skill learned, and nothing extra to make Moe Man confused. There are not too many problems to bore us, but enough to make sure that the skill has been mastered. I didn’t make Moe Man do all the problems every time. When I saw that the skill was mastered early on, I would allow him to skip the last couple, but only if he had the skill mastered.

Finishing up our lesson was 4 simple review problems. These were just enough of these to make sure the previous skills were still mastered.

We were very impressed by this curriculum. The lessons were the perfect length. Moe Man loved that they focused on one skill and one skill only. He needs the mastery for his learning style and this is just that for him! He loved that there were corresponding videos that walked him through the lessons step by step. This made it easy for him to understand.

I was impressed with the quality of the lessons. It felt like was back in Algebra class with a teacher walking me through the steps. Having this available to him made me happy. There is no extra “fluff” in any of this and just he needs to focus on. My only complaint, I don’t see a No-Nonsense Geometry on their site!

No-Nonsense Algebra {Math Essentials Reviews}
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Homeschooling High School Math

As I was growing up, I loved math. I loved all there was to do with math. I could figure out word problems and algebraic expressions were not that hard for me. I was the 6th grader on the bus helping her 9th grade friend figure out her math homework before school started! I was excited to be able to teach my kids math, and it wasn’t hard at first.

But, the good times didn’t last long. I figured out that my boys didn’t enjoy sitting down and figuring out math problems. They just didn’t want to. Moe Man does not like numbers, they confuse him. Adding letters into the numbers and you might as well just throw him a life vest! We have spent some time trying to find just the right program that works with him and not against him.

We have tried a few different things for Moe Man over the last couple of years. Some were great, others worked for a time, but became too hard and others we just wished we could get a refund on! But this is something that I enjoy about homeschooling. When changes need to be made, we are able to make those changes with our children in mind, even in high school!

I love finding a math program that allows Moe Man to build on what he learned, while doing a refresher on the previous lessons. But at the same time, I want him to master the current lesson before moving onto something new. So, what have we tried, what have we loved and what will we pass on?

Honestly? The one program we are in love with right now? No-Nonsense Algebra! We are currently working on our review of this book with The Homeschool Review Crew, but so far this has what I want and makes the learning a little easier on Moe Man! But we haven’t always had such luck with math.

Another favorite of many homeschoolers is Teaching Textbooks. I love this idea. I may use it for Ray Ray in the future, but Moe Man tired it earlier in his homeschooling career and didn’t like it. I personally think it moved too fast for him without enough repetition for mastery. This is a must for Moe Man, his ADHD and his FASD.

Life of Fred is another great option for a math option. This is another one I am thinking about for Ray Ray. Moe Man also did the Pre-Algebra of this. We loved it! This was such a fun program and a fun way to learn about math. Once again, there was not enough repetition for him to cement it into his head before moving on to the next topic.

Math Enrichment

We have tried many other things to help with the learning of math for Moe Man. There are some that worked great, some that were good for a time and some that just didn’t click. We love extra resources to help us with our learning like Khan Academy and Algebra for Breakfast. Now this resource…while not a full curriculum is a great hands-on way to practice what is being learned. Hands on is a plus in our books and we have been able to use the hands-on materials for the other kids with their math as well. This is one we love to come back to!

What are some of your favorite math programs for High School Math that has a lot of mastery involved?

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K5 Learning – A Homeschool Crew Review

online reading and math

My kids love to play on computer. They love to have access to games and anything they think is fun. So, I love when I can find an online program like K5 Learning to allow them to have fun while they are still learning!

online reading and math

K5 learning is an online learning program for K-5 with the focus on Math and Reading, and a little Spelling also. There is no need for extra textbooks, no extra space to take up. All you need is your computer and an internet connection.

While the kids had a lot of fun using K5 Learning, this is not the typical game style learning site. K5 Learning focuses on teaching children great study skills and how to work on their own. These are two very important skills I want my kids to know when it comes to school.

online math and reading program

The use of K5 Learning is very simple. You set up your account, add an account for each student, with their own login information and send them on their way. The first thing they will do is take an assessment test for both reading and math. These are separate and do take a little bit of time, but they are needed to place your child in the right level.

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Once the assessment is over, your child is free to go. Each lesson plan is personalized for each child. There is no one size fits all here. The site is safe for the children to use, there are no ads and no links to anything outside of K5 Learning. This made me happy knowing that the kids could be on the site while I was busy helping someone else, and that they would only be working on quality lessons and not surfing the web getting into trouble!

online math and reading program

There was not too much for me to do when it came to this program. After I set the kids up, I would log in once or twice a week and see their progress, but that was about it. I did take the chance to print a few worksheets that are available to go with the lessons they are learning, but that was it!

Both Ray Ray and Little Miss love to do their K5 Learning Lessons. They had the choice to work on their math or reading or both each day. I loved how each subject covered many topics and didn't get boring for the kids. They would work on things like sight words or reading comprehension for reading, and math was not only numbers and adding or subtracting, but also geometry and time and money. Ray Ray has also tried out the spelling features. He enjoyed that there were many learning styles when it came to this. It wasn't just a listen and type, but rather have fun and learn.

online math and reading program

Both of my kids love the way this is set up. All I hear all day is "Can I do my K5 school yet?" "Is it time for K5 school yet?" I love that they love it and I love that I notice an improvement in both of them, specifically Little Miss and her reading skills. One week she is struggling to sound out words and the next she is sounding them out just fine. The only difference? K5 Learning!

online math and reading program

If you have a busy workload, like 4 kids and a husband recovering from surgery, K5 Learning will help you make sure your kids still learn what they need learn, as independently as possible. Yes, I still give them regular math and reading lessons, but knowing that on days when I may be lacking they won't be, that is what is important to me!

K5 Learning {Reviews}

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Algebra for Breakfast ~ A Homeschool Crew Review

Algebra For Breakfast

The word Algebra in our house is not met with smiles and jumps for joy. Instead that word is met with frowns, fits and meltdowns. Moe Man loves to do anything hands on, so checking out any math supplement that is hands on is a go for us. Algebra for Breakfast is just what we needed to help him in his struggles with Algebra.

Algebra For Breakfast

Algebra for Breakfast is a simple online math enrichment program that will help your child learn more about algebra in a fun, hands on way. For this review, we had access to the Grades 5-6 section, but there is also a Grades 3-4 section as well. While these are based on grade levels, we found that the Grade 5-6 level worked great for Moe Man who is struggling in high school algebra lessons.

The Grades 5-6 starts off with 8 different prep activities. These activities will help your child get ready for algebra by giving them games to play. What child is going to be mad while playing a game? Even at 16 they still love a game or two now and again, even if they won't admit it.

Math Enrichment

After getting through the prep activities, we started in on the lessons. These lessons were easier than I had thought they would be. All we had to do was watch a video, and work on a worksheet that goes along with the video. This took us about 20-30 minutes in total. Not bad considering this included putting away of the hands-on material we were using.

Algebra for Breakfast starts off easy. It is meant to be easy. Your child should be having fun with the program before they start getting into the hard stuff. And this is something I noticed right away with Moe Man. He was having fun, and I was happy to see this when it came to Moe Man and math!

Since this was not our math curriculum, but rather a supplement, we would use this 3 days a week, unless Moe Man wanted more days during the week. After three, that was up to him! Since it was easier, Moe Man didn't mind doing more than three days of lessons each week. There were even times when he didn't understand something in his regular math curriculum and would come back to a previous lesson in Algebra for Breakfast and re-watch that lesson to work on more understanding.

Moe Man really enjoyed using this math supplement. This was something he could easily use. He just logged on and went to work on the lesson he needed. There were no CDs to lose and I didn't have to worry about a pile of books or DVDs to manage. Since the teaching was done by the videos, I didn't need to have a teacher's manual, although there were a few times when Moe Man would question something and I wouldn't know what to say. At the end of the lessons there is a Parent's Corner. This is simply the answer keys to most of the worksheets that are available.

Math Supplement

Since this is just a math supplement, I would say this is great for ANY child who is struggling with learning algebra, whether they are homeschooled or not. If you want to read other reviews on the products, click on the image below!

Bob Hazen's Algebra Lessons {Algebra for Breakfast Reviews}

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Times Alive ~ A Homeschool Crew Review

"I don't want to do math today…unless it is that fun one on the computer!" This has become a major part of my homeschool day these last few weeks. This is all thanks to a program from Times Table the Fun Way called Times Alive.

Times Alive is an online program that teaches your children the multiplication table with fun stories and songs. There are some simple requirements to this program:

  • Requires an internet connection
  • For use with one computer at a time
  • Keeps track of several different students as long as they return to same computer.
  • Students may stop anywhere and resume where they left off. The program remembers

There are numerous other activities that you can also purchase to go with this program, but they are not required for the level of learning that will happen. In as little as 20 minutes a day, your child will learn and master the multiplication table, even if they hate math!

Ray Ray loves to figure out math…in his head. He fights every math lesson that we do. He would rather talk to me about math than work on it. But Times Alive takes his boring math lessons and turns them into a fun game. This is the key to his heart. Make something a game and he is ready to conquer it until he wins.

I had all the plans to follow the strict 20 minutes a day for 3-4 days a week, but I had one problem. Ray Ray wouldn't stop once he started! This was something new, and I loved it! He would sit there playing this "game" and learning how to multiple without fighting me, in fact, he asked to do math and I could not say no!

There are 18 different lessons in this program, these include learning the times tables 0-9 along with a lot of fun review mixed in throughout. Your child will not be learning these in numerical order. Many of the lessons are set up in a similar fashion. First, we start off by watching a video of the lesson. These lessons are fun interactive stories that introduce the facts we will be learning. Our numbers have a story as we watch this lesson, and we remember them, and their story. This helps with remembering the facts as we learn them.

After the lesson, we get to learn a song. This song is one of those songs that you just can't forget. One that gets stuck in your head and you want to sing it over and over again. Ha! Here we are memorizing the facts again!

After we have heard the story and sang the song, we get to do a quick quiz to see what we remember. These quizzes are not the scary, forget everything you learned quiz. These quizzes, show you the picture of the characters you met in the story. You are able to look at the picture to help you think about the facts you learned. If you can remember the story that goes with the picture, you will remember the facts that you are trying to memorize.

To make sure that your child is retaining what they are learning, we get to do some progress reports. These are simple and easy to do. This is a great way to see what your child has retained, or what they need to go back and work on some more. If you notice that they need extra work, you can easily clear a score with a password and have them redo the progress report once they have worked on the lesson a little longer.

We have had so much fun using Times Alive to help us learn our multiplication facts. Finding something that is a game yet helps Ray Ray learn is a great win for me. He enjoys this program and asks to use it. I love the set up and how I don't have to plan anything, other than when he is going to spend some time sitting down to work on learning. When you find a program like this with a busy house, you love it and want more of it. That is exactly how I feel about Times Alive.

While you are here, you should spend time reading the other reviews of Times Alive and see how it worked for these other families!

Times Tables the Fun Way {Review}

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Math Resources and Programs for All Ages

As I was growing up, I love my math classes. I was busy helping my friend with her Algebra while I was still in the 6th grade. I was so excited to get started with teaching my own children math, but never expected one of them to hate it as much as I loved it!

This week we are in week three of the 2017 Virtual Curriculum Fair, hosted by Susan from Homeschooling Hearts & Minds. This week we are talking about Discovering Patterns, usually in the math, science and logic areas. Today I am going to share our math resources with you.

Over the years we have tried a few different things. From games, to full curriculums to just having fun, I want to share what we have tried and what we are loving right now!

Having Fun While Learning

Both boys and Little Miss had fun listening to the stories while learning their multiplication skills with Times Tales. I love when I can find something fun to add to the learning! Another fun thing we use for math is our Tenzi Dice Game. This game has been so fun, and Little Miss is busy learning to count while playing this!

Hands On Learning

When it comes to math, it does not all have to be paper and pencil. Sometimes you need to add in some extra things. We love anything that can be hands on. We love the videos that you can find on Khan Academy or others like The Math Tutor from

Programs like Math-U-See are some great hands on way of learning math as well. This is the program that helped Moe Man get past his confusion of fractions.

Turn Learning Into A Game

While learning is sometimes hard, you can turn it into a game if you find the right program. Ray Ray loves adventures and unlocking new secrets. Programs like GPALOVEMATH is a fun one that kept him trying to unlock the next secret.

Flash Cards

Yes, plain flash cards can be a great help when working on mastering the facts of math. You can get these simple style flashcards anywhere, but you can also check out some other fun flash cards like that of UberSmart Math Facts.

What We Are Using Right Now

While we are still using some things here and there, like the UberSmart Math Facts, we are currently in a full swing of our Math Programs for the year. Moe Man is working with CK-12 Algebra 1 Concepts. I love how this offers him reading, videos and interactive math problems to work on practicing what he is learning.

Ray Ray is in the middle of Math Mammoth. While I had tried this with Moe Man without success, Ray Ray is rocking this program! This is perfect for his math brain like mine. Each unit gives us links to games that will help keep our skills up and she even has some YouTube videos to help explain new ideas to the kids.

Little Miss is in love with her math workbook from Singapore Math Essential Math. There is no real "lesson plan" for this, but a perfect program to use when just beginning. I have been using this at her pace and love it!

Please visit my fellow homeschool bloggers who are talking about Discovering Patterns: Math and the Mathematical Sciences this week:

Finding Our Math Equilibrium: Our Plan for 11th, 7th, 5th, and 2nd Grades + Free Printables! by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

Math Resources and Programs for All Ages by Amanda H @ Hopkins Homeschool

Math (doesn't) Stink! by Jennifer King @A Peace of Mind

When Math is NOT Your Thing by Michele@Family, Faith and Fridays

Math U See and All the Supplements by Laura H @ Four Little Penguins

Discovering Patterns in Our World: STEM Studies by Laura @ Day by Day in Our World

Junior High Math by Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life

Science & Math for Struggling Learners by Yvie @ Gypsy Road

Maths: a subject in progress by Sarah @ Delivering Grace

Taking Mathematics out of the Textbook by Dana Hanley @ Roscommon Acre

Maths for a Very Maths-y Boy by Lizzy @ Peaches At Home

Practical Math by Annette @ A Net in Time

One of the greatest benefits of homeschooling by Kim @ Good Sweet Love

Math, How I Loathe Thee by Shecki @ Greatly Blessed

Math and Logic in Early Elementary and Preschool {virtual curriculum fair 2017} by Meghan W @ Quiet In The Chaos

Low Stress High School Science and Math by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool

Are these toys or manipulatives? This is math? by HillaryM @ Walking Fruitfully

When You Don't Have a Math Plan by Brittney @ Mom's Heart

Clear Horizons by Lori H @ At Home: where life happens

A Few Thoughts on Teacher Math by Kristen @ Sunrise to Sunset



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TENZI Dice Game and Card Deck ~ A Review

When it comes to practicing math, there are some things that are more fun than others. Does your kid jump for joy when you say it is time for flash cards? Lucky you! If you are like me, it is a struggle. What if you can tell your kids, "Hey, it's time to play TENZI!" and they come running? Yes, the TENZI Game is fun, and your kids will be learning as well! Add in the extra Card Deck and find 77 new ways to play TENZI!

Review of Tenzi Dice

What Is It

TENZI Game is simply 40 dice 10 of each of 4 colors. Each player will pick a color and take all of the dice that are that color. Once everyone is ready, you start rolling your dice until all 10 are the same number. After your first roll, you will pick your number, grabbing those out as you continue your rolls. First one to get all 10 of the same number yells TENZI and wins the game! Super simple, super fun and a great way to work the minds!

Tenzi Dice

Now, if you add in the TENZI Card Deck, you are adding 77 new ways to play this already fun game. You have three new variations to play. You have the regular TENZI games where speed is the key to winning. You have Pattern Games that require you to complete a nine-dice pattern and roll a 6 on the remaining die to win. And you have some non-speed games. The simple take your turn and let luck be on your side!

How Did We Use It

This was such a fun game to play. We used this as a way to work on numbers for Little Miss. While they say that this is recommended for ages 7-97, Little Miss at 5 years old loved this game. She called this her math class on the days that we used it, and it was! This fun (learning) game was played almost every day. Having the extra cards helped to keep it interesting and fun!

77 Ways to Play Tenzi

When it came to the card pack, we would grab a handful out of the pack, set them upside down and pick which one we were going to use without seeing it. This was a fun way to pick and everyone was fighting over who got to pick first. Once we had our card, we would play. You never knew what card you would get, and what version of the game you were about to play.

What We Thought

This game and the different versions made it even more enjoyable. We loved pulling out the dice and learning about math while we were having fun. Little Miss couldn't get enough of this game. She loved picking a new version to play and I would find her playing by herself from time to time. We enjoyed talking about numbers and using this game as a warm up to math lessons was a great start to the day!

Playing Tenzi

Everyone had fun with this game. We loved finding new ways to play it, Farmzi, Fivezi and the different patterns. If you are looking for a fun way to practice your math skills, this is a game you should have in your house. My kids are asking for it by name. They see the dice and know the name! Your kids should be the same way!!

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Educeri Ready to Teach Lessons ~ A Homeschool Crew Review

When homeschooling, you find a time when you need to supplement your child's learning. This can happen either when they are struggling, or when they want to expand on what they are currently learning. When you have 3, almost 4 kids who are homeschooling, you look for an option that can cover more than one grade and more than one subject to help keep your expenses down. But where do you find something that fits this? We had the chance to review Educeri …….  Educeri a division of DataWORKS and their Educeri Lesson Subscription Service.

Educeri Homeschool Crew Review

What Is It

Educeri Lesson Subscription Service is a magical site that provides our homeschool with over 1,000 lesson plans for you to access. With all of these lesson plans, you cover all grades Kindergarten up to 12th grade in subjects like Math, Science, Language Arts, History, even Art. PE and Music.

Educeri Lesson Subscription Service Reviews

Each one of the lessons is presented in a PowerPoint format. There are student handouts that go with the lessons for your child to fill out while learning, or after you are done presenting the lesson.

How We Used It

I was excited to check out the Lesson Subscription Service. I looked forward to having help with my lesson planning and finding supplements for my children. I spent time looking over everything that was available and checking to see what we could use. I was able to find a lot of the core subjects, especially for the lower grades. This was nice for Ray Ray and Little Miss, but I was hoping for more for Moe Man and his high school subjects, especially the extra electives.

Educeri Kindergarten Options

I found at least one lesson for each one of the children, while it was easy for the little two, I spent some time with looking for Moe Man. I added these into the current curriculum that we were using. I had to set time aside to work with each child, as the lessons required me to help out with the teaching instead of allowing them to self-teach.

Once I had all the small details worked out, I was able to actually teach the lessons. For Moe Man, I spent more time searching. There were limited lessons for this age and these subjects. I was able to find a language arts lesson that we needed to brush up on, so we sat down with Determine a Central Idea and Analyze. This lesson had the PowerPoint for me to teach and an additional Student Handout to have him work on.

I went over the idea with Moe Man in the lesson. I made sure that he understood what we were talking about, and we were able to work on the handout as we worked on the lesson. I actually felt like I was sitting at the front of a classroom teaching this to a room full of students. The lesson gave me everything that I needed to feel this confident, even if it was just one student instead of a full classroom.

I did this same thing with Ray Ray and Little Miss. Once again, teaching the lesson and working with them on their handouts so they would be able to practice what they were learning.

2nd Grade Language Arts

What We Thought

While I was hoping for a lot more independent learning with this program, I actually found myself spending more time teaching it. Yes, it was less planning time as I was able to open and go, but I had to be there teaching it. This is tough when it comes to a homeschool mom of more than one child. I loved the lesson plan options for the lower grades as there was so many, but when I needed something for Moe Man, it was hard.

The kids showed improvement when using these lessons. We enjoyed the break from our normal curriculum and loved the way this was set up. It was easy to teach from and easy for the kids to pick up on.

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