Everyone Does Math
Everyone does math. Think about that. We all do math. Recently all of my school aged children have been using a math program called CTCMath. Through the TOS Crew we received a one year online subscription to CTCMath Homeschool Membership. This is an online program that can be used by up to 10 children. This is perfect!
Why is this perfect you might ask? It’s perfect because everyone does math. Plus(hey that’s a math word!), I have ten children!! Of course, the two youngest at age 3 and age nine weeks don’t do math for school yet. They will someday though. While they are doing kindergarten math their older siblings can do algebra and trigonometry or calculus.
CTCMath is an online digital subscription math program. We received access to a one year subscription for up to 10 children. Not all of my children are in active school yet. That is to say, all my children are learning things but only seven of them are currently using some kind of curriculum. Learning and play go hand in hand here in our homeschool. I believe learning should be fun, exciting, and engaging. Children should want to do school.
After all, everyone does math.
Each math lesson that is taught is a short video. The videos are between four and nine minutes long. Nothing that is going to tire or tax the brain. We all know children don’t have the longest attention spans when you want them to also retain the information. After the lesson is taught the questions test on how well they learned the information. Students can go back and re-watch each lesson as well as retake the questions. This can be done until they are fully comfortable with that material.
This is where we are at with CTCMath Homeschool Membership. My nine year old son begs to do his math on the computer. Math is his favorite subject. He loves to sit at the computer and listen to his math lessons. CTCMath does lessons through video. You sit down, click on the video lesson you want to watch, watch and listen, then you answer the questions. Easy peasy simple as pie.
CTCMath allows you to choose where your child should be. Say I start my oldest who is 11 in 4th grade. It’s too easy for her. I can move her to 5th grade math with the click of a mouse. Simple. Easy. She is doing math that challenges her and I can see what she has done and whether she has gotten the concept or not.
Parents Have Access Too
As the parent, I can see what lessons my children have done. I can see which lessons they spent the most time on, which were the hardest for them. Basically, I can see everything they’ve done and this shows me what they might need more work on. Available for each lesson are worksheets that can be printed off for additional help. Plus of course, the lessons can be watched again to help refresh memories and cement the concept. I love having a parent account where I can track all of my children instead of having to get into each of their accounts.
My kids love CTCMath. They love being able to do math on the computer. Another fun thing about CTCMath is the accent. The person doing the talking and teaching on the videos has a nice Australian accent and my kids love it. We have cousins who live in England and the kids are always fascinated with how they talk differently than us. Teacher having an accent ensures that they have their best listening ears on.
Everyone Does Math
Another fun aspect of CTCMath is that each child has their own login. They can login to their own account without having to go through the parent or teacher account. This makes them more independent. Really, this program does not require much parent teaching or involvement. Students can be self sufficient. The only ones that I really have to help are the young ones.
My five year old is doing kindergarten math this year. She’s almost done with the second book of kindergarten math that we use. She loves doing math on the computer, but I do have to help her some as her reading skills aren’t as strong as her math skills. She’s sharp as a tack with math. For CTCMath she’s using first grade math. I’m pretty proud of her and she’s super pleased with herself.
Interested in hearing about other levels of CTCMath? Maybe want another opinion? Check out the Main TOS Crew blog page to find out what other crew members thought of CTCMath. Remember everyone does math so everyone has an opinion. Whether this math program is right for you or not, everyone does math and everyone needs a math curriculum.