Friday, September 10, 2010

America’s Math Teacher – Review

I was given an opportunity to review a new up and coming math website,  America’s Math Teacher.

This website was created by math teacher Rick Fisher.  There is a huge selection of topics and there are subtopics within those.  So you can get the help you need, whether it be a broad spectrum you are trying to cover or a specific detail of math.

We used America’s Math Teacher as a supplement along with our current math programs.  I had my 5th grader watch the videos in specific areas.  The videos are well done. His voice is nice, and easy to understand.  The video very basic with a digital whiteboard.  No frills, as to not easily distract your children.  America’s Math Teacher   explains concepts well.  He covers them from start to finish. Tommy’s favorite part was definitely the speed drills. 

online speed drills

However, we both would’ve liked to be able to choose which numbers we worked on. We were able to choose addition, subtraction or multiplication, and he had to do the number chosen for him.
The worksheets, are downloadable into PDF form. And the nice thing with these is that you can print them again and again, and download them to any computer.
The website is well organized and easy to navigate.  Since this website is still new, they are adding to and expanding the website daily, so there are a few inconsistencies to be found here and there.  I have been able to see how quickly things are updated and it has been rather quick!
I am a believer that the more ways you learn something the better retention you will have.  So I don’t usually like to “put all my eggs in one basket” with curriculum.  So I would say this is best used as a tutor type supplement. I am sure this is cheaper than a tutor.  And since the website doesn’t keep track of where you are, you can use it for multiple children.  That would make it even more affordable.  For a one year subscription is $195.00. 
I would highly recommend sampling some of the FREE video lessons and exercises before you make your investment.

To see what others are saying about America's Math Teacher check out our crew blog!

{I received a 60 day subscription to America's Math Teacher for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  This was my experience and yours may differ.}

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