Sunday, July 15, 2012

TOS Review- Professor B Math


I am always looking to supplement our Math Curriculum to keep things interesting. Luckily I was asked to review Professor B Math... on online elementary math program.  It is a very straightforward, no nonsense approach to learning math.  I really liked the depth of the program. Ryleigh seemed to enjoy the "Professor" Bee...

When teaching  math, I typically use a lot of different kinds of manipulatives... we are very hands on and don't use many worksheets. I used Professor B Math to enhance our lessons. I was thrilled that although not included, our manipulatives worked extremely well with this program.  The only thing that Ryleigh found a little distracting was the timer..however... questions I could get correct as fast as I could.. :-)

 From the webpage:

Our program, "Mathematics Power Learning," have thoroughly structured the content of arithmetic as a developmental, contextual flow (like a story). This allows children's minds to assimilate its content more quickly (in the same natural way they assimilate stories rapidly) without any gaps in their knowledge.
By activating children's mental computers for maximum efficiency in the learning and retention of mathematics, we eliminate remediation and rote learning. 
There are three levels of the program covering Pre-K through 8th grade:
LEVEL IPre-k though 2nd graders and remediation of older learners. Introduction to Addition/Subtraction Facts - Counting to One Hundred - Lower Addition and Subtraction - Higher Addition and Subtraction - Place Value Fractional Parts & Order - Time - Money
LEVEL II3rd grade through 5th grade and remediation of older learners. Multiplication/Division Facts and Problem Solving - Introduction to Fractions - Fractional Equivalence - Addition and Subtraction Fractions
LEVEL III6th through 8th grades and remediation of older learners. Multiplication/Division of Fractions - Decimals - Percents

Definitely go check out the program on the website....
Price: Monthly subscriptions starting at $20/mo for 1 level.  The best deal is $100 for 3 year's access to one level... Call 678-765-6655 or email at See website for discounts on additional levels. You can also see sample lessons here. 
This program worked great for us not only as review, but to introduce new topics as well. Ryleigh and I both really liked the Bee Professor...he was very cute. I liked that he wasn't animated or video game like.  I appreciated that this program was meant to still be taught to the student...and not have the child just sit in front of the computer. 
To read other Schoolhouse Crew reviews of this product click here.

Disclosure/Disclaimer:  I received the above product free of charge for review purposes.  I am only expected to give an honest review.

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