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Third Grade Interactive Math Curriculum Review & Giveaway {Closed}

 

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HHM Team Member Review…

Are you looking for a math program that is comprehensive, engaging, and less work for you? Then you might be interested in checking out A+ TutorSoft. I was given the opportunity to review their Full 3rd Grade Interactive Math Curriculum, with the Premium Edition upgrade as well (in exchange for an honest review of the software).

We come from 6 years of homeschooling experience, and of using a traditional book/workbook style math program. Last year for the first time I found myself (at around late 6th early 7th grade level math) feeling exhausted from trying to keep up with the amount of teaching I needed to do for one math lesson for one child. We would move along just fine, and then at the end of a unit (the hardest part) my daughter would stumble, and I would find myself pouring over the whole unit trying to get myself up to speed on what was being done so that I could teach it to her.

With A+ TutorSoft Interactive software that stress is eliminated. Their program comes complete with the full curriculum book on CD, multimedia lessons, printable worksheets, exams, teachers guides, reference sheets, help menu and a recommended lesson plan for those that would like some guidance as to how to lay out the lessons.

Your student can choose from having the computer go through the interactive lesson with them, or to simply read the lesson pages themselves. Then A+ TutorSoft includes both computer based interactive questions and printed worksheets for the student to practice the concepts they have learned.

For you (the parent/teacher) they have comprehensive solutions to each and every problem so that you can see what should have been done, and then easily determine where your own student went off course. Where I would like to see a change in this part is that in the solutions you have to scroll through each problem and it’s worked out solution to find the multiple choice answer. I think it would be nice if each one started with just the multiple choice answers for the all the problems at the top of the answer key, and then you scrolled down through if you needed to see certain problems worked out. There are also exams that can be used at the end of each unit with the same style answer key as the worksheets.

A+ TutorSoft also offers a Premium Edition that includes time saving features such as progress tracking, reporting, parental controls and weekly certificates of accomplishments.

The one negative thing I would say about this part is that I found it tedious to go in and insert all the grades. My son does the interactive lessons, and if I am not right there when he is completing one then I have to rely on him to remember/write down his score so that I can go back in under the parent log-in and log it into the program.

You can follow A Plust Tutorsoft on:

Twitter:  @AplusTutorSoft and on Facebook:  APlus TutorSoft

 

 

Heidi is a 34 year old, happily married wife to one self proclaimed computer geek. Through their 13 years of marriage they have added 3 children: Chloe (12), Jayden (8), and Ava (5), as well as 2 dogs: Muffin and Oscar, to the mix. When not totally engrossed in homeschooling, or taxi service for the children Heidi likes to read, blog at Starts At Eight, and chronicle their lives in photos, as well as working at new hand projects like gardening, knitting, and crochet. You can also catch her on Twitter, and Facebook

 

NOW for the Fun Part!…

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A Plus TutorSoft wants to give 5 Hip Homeschool Moms a Premium Edition-3rd Grade Interractve Math Full Curriculum CD ($20/current value)

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•  This giveaway will close at 11:59 PM CST on Nov. 11, 2011.
•  All entries posted after Nov. 11, 2011 will be invalid.
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• All entrants MUST be at least 18 years of age or older.
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  • I have been browsing around looking for a 3rd grade Math Curriculum. My daughter struggles in math and I would love to try this out. Thanks for the review.

  • This would be helpful next year for my third grade boy, who likes doing things on the computer rather then on paper.

  • This is our first year homeschooling. Buying a curriculum was not in our budget this year, so I piece work everything together for my three children. It would be amazing to have something that is not so time consuming for me.

  • I would love this for my boys that will be in 3rd grade next year! We are currently going through an online school but am considering going at it independently next year.

  • I’m just starting a kindergarten math book with my 3 year old, but im always on the lookout for things I cam use in the future! The less I have to pay for homeschooling the longer my husband will be on board with it!

  • This would be extremely helpful in my home because my kiddos have vision issues and if I have software I can install on a computer then I can enlarge the font to the size they need.

  • I would love this for my kiddos that have vision issues that cause them to struggle in math. I’m thinking since it’s software I could possibly enlarge the font to a larger size…

  • Math is nor my strong point and my eldest is quickly creeping into the ‘mommy has no idea what that problem even MEANS’ zone. 3rd grade math would be Perfect for her!

  • My family is moving to Austria in 5 weeks, I am SCRAMBLING to gather enough English language material to keep our homeschool going until we get settled. We are currently using another program, and you are correct, it is TEDIOUS! With all the changes going on in our home, our homeschool world is suffering! What a relief it would be to not have to go through each and every lesson. My son (8) is quite savy with the PC so I’m sure this is a kind of program he will like. Thanks.

  • This would be a huge blessing! We have been in limbo since April as we have been trying to buy a house – and it looks like it might finally happen next week… but, in the mean time, since I planned on being moved by Fall, we have been very slow with our schooling – all of our school stuff is in storage! When we move I am going to have my hands full with my three kiddos and getting them up to speed… what a blessing it would be to have something like this to make it less time-consuming for me as my 3rd grade daughter does her math. Thanks for the honest review! Can’t wait to check it out! 🙂

  • This would be great because I could spend a little more time with the younger children while the oldest does her math. It would make life around here a little easier & less stressful.

  • I would love to try this out. We have not been able to purchase a curriculum this year so I have been piecing things together as we go.

  • This review is perfect timing! Sounds like what we need! I spent the better half of last night, searching the internet for a math program for my 9 yo grand daughter. She has epilepsy, and is struggeling in school…especially math. This program sounds awesome!! Thank you for this chance to try it out!

  • Well, dare I say it, but I have 8 children and have used a variety of Math programs. I now have a 3rd grader (my 7th) child, whom I haven’t had much time to do math with. I am determined to succeed by the end of the year and bring her up to date, as you all know, there just aren’t enough hours in the day, sometimes. I would love to give this a try and see if it “creates more hours in my day”. True Confessions.

  • I would love to win. I could let my middle child do this, while I help out my other kids with their math work!

  • The curriculum we’re using for 3rd grade math has my daughter and I very frustrated. I’ve thought of changing, but truthfully don’t have the funds to purchase something else mid stream. This looks like it would be a great fit!!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  • I would love to try this for my son who will be in 3rd grade next year! We are currently using Singapore and lately have been thinking of choosing another curriculum as I don’t think Singapore is the right fit for him.

  • Math is not exactly my strong point, so I would love all the help I can get in that area! I would love to win this, thanks!

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  • Wow this sound great! I have a third grade boy that struggles with Math that would definitely benefit. He is very visual and loves to do work on the computer. This is our first year homeschooling him and most of those programs were not in our budget since we needed to start out new with everything.

  • Added a baby to the household this year – means 1-on-1 time for my 2nd & 3rd graders is under pressure. Would love to try this product.

  • I have a third grader and this is our first year of homeschooling. I prayed about what we’d use for math this year and never felt quite settled on what we decided upon. I have already made one switch (moved up a grade within the same curriculum)….but it’s not engaging and it’s a daily battle. I was thrilled to see this and I am hoping I win! 🙂 My son loves the computer and this seems like it would be a perfect fit for him!

  • Thank you! This sounds like what I’ve been looking for for my third grader who HATES Math!!! I would love to be able to try it for FREE! Thanks so much for the review!

  • I’d love to win this product. This is our 2nd year of homeschooling and we are still trying to find that “perfect” for us, math curriculum. We are using a traditional book, worksheet, test program now and my daughter doesn’t love it. I’d be very interested to try this out to see if it is a better fit for us. Thanks!

  • This is our first year of homeschool and I”m still trying to figure out what works best for my children. I would love the chance to try something new.

  • I have struggled with teaching math. 3rd grade has its challenges with teaching multiplication facts. I would love to use a tool that would aid in this task.

  • We use singapore with my third grader and he loves it. However, his younger brother has a completely different learning style and I’d love to try some new options for him! 🙂

  • i would love to try this out because my daughter is becoming frustrated with the textbook/worksheets of Abeka arithmetic. thanks for the opportunity to win this. 🙂

  • We are currently using math work books, flash cards and You Tube. Both of my kiddos have “Math Anxiety” I would love the opportunity to give this program a try . Thank you for sharing

  • I have a third grader who has suddenly just begun to struggle with math. I’m frustrated because he has 4 younger siblings that also need my attention but I don’t want him to fall behind because of that. This system looks like it would help us out A TON!

  • I would love to use this curriculum for my son Elijah who has autism. We are on a very tight budget and I have to piece together his curriculum.

  • This would be great for us. My third grader is struggling with the math he is doing now and with 3 other kiddos around, it’s hard to help him and them at the same time. This would be a blessing to our house!

  • This would be great for us! Not only would I love a math curriculum that I don’t have to teach every lesson but we are on a tight budget b/c my hubby is in seminary.

  • Being a single, homschooling mother it is hard to afford all the cirriculum I want and my son needs. I am finding my son is a whiz at math (1st grade but well into 2nd grade math). But buying new cirriculum throughout the school year just isn’t in my budget so this would help tremendously for next year. Thanks so much!

  • What a great opportunity to help me teach my children better! It took such a long time to assess my kids math skills and pinpoint where we needed review. This program seems like it would be a huge time saver and assessment tool for our family!

  • Im in my first year of homeschooling. It is so hard to know what programs with will work best for your child. I have a third grade daughter. I would love to have opportunities to check things out for free do I could decide what works best.

  • I have been looking for a math software that would help ease some of the struggles for my daughter. This looks great!

  • My son will be in 3rd grade next year and really wants to do math on the computer. This would be perfect and help me out! Right now I have a 4th grader, 2nd grader, K, and K3….this would be great!

  • I shared this on my home school group’s wall on facebook! Thanks for the chance to win…hope it’s me!

  • I have been reviewing math programs for my next year 3rd grader. This sounds really great…would loooove to try it out;)

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