A+ Interactive Math Adaptive Placement Test ~ A Schoolhouse Review ~

As homeschoolers there are so many different methods that we can use to help encourage a love of learning in our children. We have (with a new baby in the house) become quite “relaxed” in our homeschool and because of that there are some gaps that have appeared in our learning path.  This is how math is for us.  We try to encourage our “math disliking” son by as much as possible going where he feels led, and interested.  We want to encourage him; he wants to learn those things that he sees himself as needing to know (money, time, measurement, etc).  So, when we were given the opportunity to review the Adaptive Placement Test and Individualized Lesson Plan from A+ Interactive Math, I jumped on this opportunity to really get a better look at where we are and what gaps we need to work on closing.

We received a three-month subscription to the Adaptive Placement Test with Lesson Plan for my oldest son, who works at around a 2nd/3rd grade level in math.  This is an interactive online math program.

This is a very simple, easy to use program.  When you first begin, you will need to set your child up with the best grade level for them; or perhaps even (as we chose to) go back a bit to the previous level. I chose the second level myself, to see if we could successfully complete this, even  though a majority of our work is done within the third grade level.  We quickly set up my son’s account and he was able to sign in with his own login and go straight to work.  He had the option of completing a placement test, viewing reports or viewing and working through the lesson plans themselves. The first thing we did was to take the adaptive placement test which tested him in a number of different areas within the grade level we chose. Some of these topics included: addition, subtraction, money, geometry, and telling time.

Once the test was completed the program set up a lesson plan for him based upon the topics he struggled with. This is a great way to focus time and energy on those things which need to be exercised a bit more.  And I love that we don’t have to complete a whole lesson, but rather, only the portions of study that he needs to work on. For my son this is a really big deal since he already struggles with his ability to focus when it comes to math.

There is also a page for you to see the concepts listed that they should know for their grade level. You can see how many times a test has been taken and it will also show you if they passed. As I said before, we chose a variety of topics to test on; we did focus more on telling time, counting money, and  geometry too (since these are areas of interest to him right now).

Once the lesson plans are completed there are online worksheets you can use as well to help enforce the skills that are being learned. I find this helpful myself for times when we are working away from home or even just taking a break from online programs. These are also good to have in my opinion for helping to keep a record of the progress thats being made.I love being able to pinpoint the gaps we have missed. I think this really does help us to learn those gaps and see where we need to work a bit more closely. Since we have not completed third grade yet, we have some more work to do. I also have to say, I love that this program grades the work done automatically too. It shows not only the grade but the results of each problem that had to be solved. With this I can see how he answered each question and where he went wrong with those that we need to go back and correct. I definitely appreciate this feature and the reports that are created from him work too. These really help me to see where my son is at (strengths and weaknesses) as well as to see his progress in various subjects and grade levels. Plus my son really likes being able to see where he is and how much farther he needs to go to to complete the program.

This really is a very affordable and helpful program to add to your homeschool math programming. While we reviewed the Adaptive Placement Test and Individualized Lesson Plan, A+ Interactive Math also offers the Family Math Package, for 1 to 10 student subscriptions. Whatever your math needs,  A+ Interactive has something for your family 🙂

There are also many freebies you can use on the A+ Interactive Math website.  Give some of these a try and see if its a good fit for your family:

Free Math Placement Test: http://www.aplustutorsoft.com/get-free-homeschool-math-curriculum-placement-test-online.jsp

Free Family Math Packages: http://www.aplustutorsoft.com/get-free-homeschool-math-curriculum-program-package-online.jsp

We love these freebies too:

Free Software Download:  http://www.aplustutorsoft.com/get-free-homeschool-math-curriculum-software.jsp

Free Single Grade Level: http://www.aplustutorsoft.com/get-free-homeschool-math-curriculum-program-online.jsp

Free eBook: http://www.aplustutorsoft.com/get-free-homeschool-math-curriculum-ebook.jsp

We plan to use A+ in the future ourselves and if you hurry, beginning Monday, May 4 through May 18, they are offering a 40 to 50% discount on the “Family Math Packages” and the “Adaptive Placement Testing w/Lessons” program – this is a great deal! Even more this company is dedicated to helping homeschool families find that perfect fit with their programs by offering Free Placement Tests and samples of the Free Family Math Packages. So head on over to their site, and see what they have to offer.  Enjoy!

A+ Interactive Math Review

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