Monday, July 30, 2012

Math Essentials No Nonsense Algebra TOS Crew Review 2012

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      I am a huge fan of online Math programs but sometimes you just need to use a workbook. I am pleased with our choice for Math online so far but have been on the lookout for a workbook type program for Alyx for Algebra this coming Fall. I was elated when I was one of the Schoolhouse Review Crew members chosen to review Math Essentials No Nonsense Algebra. I am a whimp when it comes to teaching my kids Math I am the first to admit it. I feel they can learn through their online programs but need extra practice putting to use what they learn online. A workbook type program like Math Essentials is just that type of extra boost I was looking to add to our current Math Curriculum for my boys.

      Math Essentials can be used as a stand alone curriculum as each lesson is accompanied by an online video tutorial. This is very helpful when your kids are visual and auditory learners like my boys. They need to see the concept performed in front of them before they "get" it.  So then they grasp the way to solve the problems and can execute it in the workbook when put in front of them.

   Algebra was never my strong suit in school I did well enough to get by. I am more of a creative thinker, writing and spelling and Science were my strong suits. Math not so much, this was the one thing that was constantly holding me back from homeschooling. I was afraid I would fall short. This is not the case when their are reliable comprehensive programs for the boys to learn from like Math Essentials. I can be confident in the fact that I have a curriculum that my boys can use that will teach them what they need to know and not just sit in front of a computer for their whole lesson of Math but be hands on in solving problems through a thorough workbook.

  My kids love that the lessons are short and to the point and they do not drag on for an hour. I like that the boys do not grumble when it is time to do their Math lesson, even though it is Summer time. We can still trudge along in our Math studies yet not spend all day doing it and be able to get out and enjoy our beautiful Summer weather.
   Math Essentials No Nonsense Algebra sells for $27.95 and includes the online video tutorials. This is a bargain in my eyes as I have seen my boys sailing through the Algebra lessons and actually grasping the concepts they are being taught and reinforcing them with the workbook pages. I have seen them not struggle so much and like to sit down and do their Math and accomplish their lessons in a short amount of time.

      If your child is not ready for Algebra their are many other choices available from Math Essentials, be sure to stop by their site and check them out. There is something there for everyone. The crew members were able to pick from many choices so maybe you should check them out to see which ones they reviewed and what they thought about it.

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.

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