Monday, August 19, 2019

CTCMath (A REVIEW)


I love to have multiple ways for my kids to learn math all school year, so I was excited to finally get the chance to try CTCMath, and with a 12 month Family Membership, we'll be able to use it for the whole year. I've heard a lot of good things about this math program the past few years, and I have come to learn that it's pretty easy to use and a great resource.

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CTCMath website homepage where we log-in.

CTCMath is a completely online math curriculum. We have access to the program by logging in on their website, so this is available anywhere with an internet log-in. There is nothing that has to be downloaded to complete the daily assignments (unless you choose to print up a pdf for one-page summaries of the lesson, or other helps). With our subscription, we have access to both a teacher account and a student account with the student account having its own login. The teacher page gives access to all the tracking info, scores, tasks to be assigned, tools, etc. It is easy to switch over to the student view from the teacher page, and I really appreciate that.

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CTCMath Teacher page.
When the student logs in for their lessons, they can easily find their tasks and a list of lessons. They can also easily change the grade level of lessons within their account. If they aren't ready for something they can easily jump back a grade or two to find the skill level they are at. When they find and choose the lesson they want to work on it opens up to a page where they first watch a video of the topic, and then they answer a series of questions for a little test to see if they can pass off that lesson. They have to score 80% or above to do so, and once they do they receive a checkmark next to the topic. Each topic can be done independent of the others, meaning they don't have to go in order. I love that the student can move pretty freely within the program, but there can also be tasks assigned by the teacher.

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An example of how a lesson looks. This is the question portion. As you can see there is also a video tab, and it's available for all the lessons.
My 3rd grader used this math curriculum, and he enjoyed it. He got a little impatient with the videos, but I realized it was because he already knew the concepts, so I told him he could skip it if he already understood what it was talking about. This made him happier, and he liked the freedom to choose. As long as he was getting the questions right it was fine by me. The videos are great though for getting a thorough understanding of the lesson. It is a real person talking and explaining with examples on a white background. The videos are short and to the point making them easy to follow. There are plenty of examples given, and it is easy to go back and watch again and again as many times as needed. I think the video tutorials are the key component that makes CTCMath such a cool program. I am happy to have had the chance to try out CTCMath and so grateful to have this resource for the coming school year.

If you'd like to see what other crew members had to say about this math curriculum you can read their reviews by clicking on the image below.


Math 12-month Family Membership {CTCMath Reviews 2019}
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