Math Lessons Online
Homeschool Review Crew
Have you done math lessons online before? I have resisted using the internet and computer as a regular part of our homeschool for years now because I just really enjoy pen and paper so much better. But teaching math was becoming very time consuming and frustrating for some of my kids. Because of this we came up with a compromise. For all grades up to third grade I teach them and we use pen and paper math lessons. For third grade math and higher we use math lessons online through CTCMath.
CTCMath offers a variety of math levels. You can start out in kindergarten and go up to trigonometry. For our review we’re using fifth and sixth this year with my 10 and 12 year olds. We have not used anything prior to third grade but have used third and fourth grade as well. I find that my kids go through these grades fairly quickly. The videos are short and they often do more than one lesson per day.
Kindergarten through eighth grade are complete curriculums so I don’t have to worry about adding any other math in for my kids. After eighth grade however, they consider it more of a supplement so you’re going to want to make sure that you’re meeting the requirements for your state for your children after eighth grade.
Each child gets their own login so that they can independently get to their lessons and see what they have versus have not done for each section. It moves them through things in a set order but they can skip around if they want. We work through it in order just so nothing gets missed or skipped. You as the parent also have a login where you can go in and see where each child is and how they have done with their lessons.
A fun feature that my kids love is the math facts game section. It’s a lot of fun and helps them get practice with solving equations quickly.
My kids love that the videos are easy to understand and if you don’t get something you can watch again. Plus they love the accent! The videos are short so they don’t lose interest. Math games make them feel like they’re having fun when they’re actually learning. I love that these videos truly do teach them how to do the problems. I don’t have to spend a lot of time making sure they know how to do the problems or grading. Not having to grade is really nice!
If you have to see before buying something make sure to use the free trial for this. I can say that we love this program. My kids beg to do math on Sundays even! I also really really love how accommodating they are to large families. If you have more than 4 kids you know that not all “family” memberships actually mean family. I looked into other curriculum over the years who maxed out their family membership at five kiddos. Ummm, what about those of us who have say double that?? CTCMath says no problem! They have added all of my kids to my family membership with no added fees. Just let them know if you have another child who needs to use the curriculum and they’re super nice to work with.