Like many homeschooling families, we try to keep up with math over the summer. There's nothing worse than starting a new year, pulling out the new math books, and realizing that your children forgot how to count. Okay, maybe it's not usually that bad, but it's frustrating. When the opportunity arose to review Professor B Math, I was happy to have a chance to use a different math with my boys. I was given a 1 year subscription to review. While I was given access to all 3 levels, I only used the first level.
Professor B covers three years of math in one year (about 10 months for the average student). Students can begin as young as 3, but it is stressed that you start your child at the right level instead of going by grade.
Each level begins with a Table of Contents, and you choose the lesson you wish to complete. The lessons are a series of slides, and the parent is supposed to read what Professor B says on the slide to the child. There is no sound in the lesson.
Professor B steps the child through the lesson. Concepts are broken down into very small chunks, and the child is supposed to work to mastery on each skill. In addition to the online lessons, there is a printable workbook in PDF form for each level.
I had high hopes for this program, but it just didn't work for us. I found it cumbersome and slow moving. It was difficult to figure out where to place Nicholas, and the levels we did were a bit too easy. Having to click through the slides and read each step to him was time consuming.
I do think this program would work well for children who are struggling in math or who need remediation. The steps are broken down into very small parts, so the child wouldn't be overwhelmed with too much information at once.
Subscriptions can be purchased month to month. They begin at $20/month, with discounts for each additional level purchased. You may also purchase a 36 month subscription to each level for $100.
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