When I saw that we were going to get to review 1st Grade Math, A+ Interactive MATH – Home School Edition for A+ TutorSoft, Inc. I was super excited. I thought this will free up some extra time and hopefully challenge Leann. We reviewed 1st grade math, but they offer grades 1st – 6th with Pre Algebra and Algebra 1. You can choose from online or a CD versions.
The goal of the A+ TutorSoft is to help students of all ability and grade levels reach their educational potential by offering expert instruction that is engaging, easy to follow and easily accessible. Using a proprietary learning platform that combines voice, visual and text-based instructions, we make learning MATH easy.
Leann was excited to have her own online program that actually required that she do work on the computer.
She seemed to do better with her headphones on. She actually listened better and would answer the teacher when asked a question. She now “sees” patterns and can add quicker in her head since starting the program.
Ok, I’m getting ahead of myself. When you sign up you have to create a teacher profile and then you can then add students to your class. Once you have assigned the student to the right class, you can set up the worksheets and quizzes ( I didn’t do this, but if we were doing a higher grade I might have). Then you set up the student account. When I was setting everything up, it did take me a little bit to figure out my way around the website. But once I did it was very straight forward. I set up Leann’s account and I thought there might be a different sign in screen for the kiddos but no it’s the same as the parents/teachers page. There are a few pages you need to go through to actually get to the lessons. First the child signs in, then they need to click on their class, then they need to launch the class and finally they have their lessons Once you reach the lessons, you pick the unit that you are working on. (The picture below shows Lesson 2.5) The lesson begins and a video starts. The voice in the lesson explains the concept, shows the concept and then asks questions. The pause in between the question and when the program gives the answer could be a bit longer and I did notice that the program always say your right and then gives the answer. There was a few times Leann said, “Mom, I didn’t answer and she said I was right!” Maybe a generic “Great Job” or “If you answered…” would be better. After the lesson is over, you have the option of doing the lesson again if you need more time, or you can do the Interactive Q & A, which I really liked. They asked the questions and read the answers to the kid and you just picked the correct answer. It also told you if you answered correctly. Then it’s time to do the worksheets so you can get credit for completing the lesson. Unfortunately, the worksheets are not interactive, so your little one needs to be able to read the questions themselves or you need to help with the worksheets and the tests. You can also print out the worksheets for extra practice. Leann couldn’t wait to see how well she did at the end of the worksheets and tests.
Overall I think this program is great. The lessons are well received by Leann and she asks to do her math. There are a few glitches, but I’m sure that the development team is working them out. The tech support is very efficient and quick. (I lost my sign in info). Once you learn your way around the website everything is very straight forward. I would recommend this program!!
The cost of this interactive math program is: Monthly only $19.95, Quarterly only $49.99, Full Year only $124.99. Or you can sign up for a FREE 1 month trail and have your child take the Free placement test.
But for a limited time A+ TutorSoft, Inc. has decided to be very generous and offer this wonderful coupon for 50% off, but you need to hurry because the offer is only good until the end of March!!!
Wishing you many Blessings
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this product through the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.