Monday, July 9, 2012

Professor B Math {Schoolhouse Review Crew}

Professor B Enterprises is a company with a long history of bringing mathematical success to students in every state of the union. They are dedicated to helping teachers and parents in developing mathematical excellence in their students. They claim you can accelerate your student 3 years in 1 year, while eliminating expensive tutoring!

You can read more of their history and philosophy here.

Professor B provides 3 levels:

LEVEL I    Pre-K though 2nd grade 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 grade through 8th grade and remediation of older learners. Multiplication/Division of Fractions - Decimals - Percents

How does it work? When you log in, you are taken to a table of contents, from which you can choose what topic you wish to go over with your child. Then you are taken to a power point type program, from which you, the parent/teacher read the script to your student. Professor B, with his pointer, directs you to each location of the script.

Yes, this does mean you, the parent, will sit with your child as you work through the program together. I do like that the lessons are scripted, so all you, as the teacher, need to is read what comes up on the screen.

Little Bit is working his way through level 1; we started part way through it. Frankly, I find the print on the screen rather small, which makes too difficult for me to read to him. I've begun having my daughter read to him for me. (Yeah, that goes over like a lead balloon! ;-) ). Little Bit likes math, though he isn't that crazy about this program/method.

The Botanist Boy began near the end of level 2. He is reading his lessons himself....which also goes over like a lead balloon! But he doesn't really like anything math! ;-)

I also found the main website itself rather cumbersome to navigate.

If you like to have your lessons scripted, this program may be a great fit for you. Or if your child doesn't really have to have manipulatives (Little Bit is very kinesthetic!), this might be a fit for you.

E-Learning, per month: 1 level, $20.00; 2 levels, $35.00; 3 levels, $45.00. There is an option for an annual subscription; check the website for pricing on that.

Contact Information:
Professor B Enterprises, Inc.
P O Box 3856
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 678-765-6655

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Crew thought about Professor B here.
Disclaimer: As a Schoolhouse Review Crew blogger, I am provided a free copy of the book, curriculum or product to test and use in order to write an honest review. I receive no other compensation and the opinions I share are my own and not influenced by the company in question.
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