We were recently given the opportunity to review Professor B Math.
Professor B is a complete math program available in three different levels:
|LEVEL I||Pre-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 II||3rd 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 III||6th through 8th grades and remediation of older learners. Multiplication/Division of Fractions – Decimals – Percents|
This math program is computer-based with worksheets to print out for practice after a lesson has been worked through on the computer. It is a somewhat unique approach to learning math.
From the website:
Our program, “Mathematics Power Learning,” has 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.
(A sample page from the Table of Contents for Level 3)
(One of the lesson pages)
This program is meant to be used with the teacher sitting down together with the student and reading/working through the lessons. The thing about it is that you (homeschool teacher) do not have to be great at math! Professor B does the work of explanation and example.
(Sample of a practice worksheet)
As my soon-to-be 6th grader and I sat down and worked on this math program, I could tell she got slightly annoyed at times by how long it took to read through and work through each lesson. It does take some time for each new little conversation “bubble” to appear. But, I think part of the objective of the program is for kids to understand the concepts behind the problems. There is a thorough explanation of the “why” and not just the “how.”
Options for subscribing monthly to Professor B are based on how many levels you would need:
*Two levels–$15.00/month for the 2nd level
*Three levels–$10.00/month for the 3rd level
So, for example, if you purchased two levels at once, your cost would be $35.00 per month.
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(The legal stuff: I was given a free membership to Professor B in exchange for an honest review.)