Thursday, September 6, 2012

Math911 {Schoolhouse Review Crew}

You already know, math is not our favorite or best subject around here...It definitely is the subject with which we need the most help!

Enter: Math911. This program is intended for students who are convinced they cannot do Algebra (I have/had a couple of those! ;-) ).

From the website: With a Mastery Learning approach your students are never graded for wrong answers, only correct responses; they work at problems until they ‘get it.’ 

Topics are arranged by chapter, section and levels. Within each level are all the types of problems that identify the concepts that your students must know in order to be successful in Algebra including Graphs and Word Problems.

To get started: Select a chapter, then a lesson and a problem will appear. Next you can step through the solution (by clicking See Solution, See All Steps, See Next Step, etc.) or type the answer and press ENTER. Only correct answers count. Wrong answers are ignored! If your answer is incorrect then be sure to step through the solution (Click on 'See Solution' ,'See All Steps', 'See Next Step', etc.)

You will use the up/down arrows to enter exponents and move between the numerator and denominator of a fraction. The mouse is used to plot points in the graphing lessons.

This program is designed for ages 12 and up. Subjects covered are: Introductory Algebra; Intermediate Algebra; College Algebra; Trigonometry; Pre-Calculus; and Statistics.

Frankly, when this came up as a possibility for us to review, I wasn't really sure about it. I don't have any high schoolers right now, but I thought maybe I could persuade Jen to work some on the College Algebra, or even try Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus…No such luck!

Although the Botanist Boy is 12, he is not quite ready yet for the Introductory Algebra. Maybe next school year he will be.

Therefore, at this point, I am the one working my way through these subjects. Algebra was one of my easiest subjects back in high school (I give credit to the wonderful teacher I had for it!), but I never took any of the higher levels in college. This will provide me with that opportunity, at least in part.

Cost: “Algebra In A Flash” flash drive version $49.95; currently, $40.00 off student special.  At Google checkout use promotion code: homeschool, and pay only $9.95. As a special back-to-school offer, you may try a free download of the Introductory Algebra course from the website.

Contact Information:
Professor  Weissman's Software
246 Crafton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 1-347-528-7837

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Crew has to say about Math911.

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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