Thursday, September 9, 2010

TOS Review - America's Math Teacher



 As part of the TOS Crew I received a 60 day subscription to America's Math Teacher .  America's Math Teacher is  Math Essentials award winning program formatted as an on-line course. 

The price for a one year family subscription is $195.  Your subscription gives you full access to America's Math Teacher site.  The features you will have access to are:
  • Learning Centers where your student can watch on line instruction on topics from basic middle school math through Algebra.
  • An Exercise Center that allows your student to download worksheets to work on problems after watching the lesson.  You can print out as many sheets as you need for your students practice.
  • An Evaluation Center is where you will find quizzes and final exams.  These are on-line, timed quizzes.  The grading is done by a click of a button and allows your student to see what problems they got correct and which ones they missed by showing them the correct answer.  
  • Resource center where you will find a glossary and various tables your student may need for these courses.
  • Speed drills where your student can practice their math facts in a fun, interactive format.

    The quality of the video instruction is very good.  The instructor is easy to listen and he covers the material in a very thorough, step by step manner.  The streaming of the videos was very clear and smooth.  I had E. work through the majority of the videos, up to Algebra and she found the material to be easy to understand and enjoyable.

    I do feel I need to add that although we did like much about America's Math Tutor and feel it is a good product, it is a new product for Math Essentials, just going live in August of this year.  Because of this there are some glitches that we encountered that you would expect with any new curriculum.  Both the technical team as well as the developer have been very responsive to addressing any issues that were encountered and worked very diligently to make corrections where needed.  I think that in a few months they will have all their glitches worked out making this an excellent series for those looking for an online video approach to a very thorough, down to basics, math program.

    To see what others on the TOS Crew had to say about America's Math Teacher, click here.

    I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it.  I received no other compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions.  

    2 comments:

    Guiding Light said...

    Stopping by from the crew to check out your review! Good job! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

    Guiding Light said...

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