*Disclaimer: A subscription for this product was provided to me free by Professor B Math and the TOS SchoolHouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest opinion in a review.*

by Dana

Any homeschooling Mom knows that Math can be one tough subject to teach but Professor B Math does it’s best to make Math easy to teach and easy to learn. Professor B Math is an interactive Math program, created to help educators create a strong foundation for students. It’s structured to provide a math education that teaches math as a flowing and connected story as a process.

Professor B Math provides truth in Math too, showing students a less complicated system of learning math facts and problem solving. This allows for a more thorough understanding of math and it’s concepts. It also helps to expand the students mental capacity while learning math.

Professor B Math is for students in grades Pre-K through 8th. It helps provide a thorough math education through simplifying mathematical methods and facts. You can purchase Professor B Math products online through the website by individual book, from addition all the way to Algebra.

You can also purchase a membership to their e-Learning program on the website in three levels: Level I – Pre-k through 2nd and remediation of older learners, Level II – 3rd through 5th and remediation of older learners, and Level III – 6th through 8th and remediation of older learners. Professor B provides a placement test so that you don’t waste money where it isn’t need and can place your child at the correct mathematical level in the e-Learning program. You can purchase one level of Math for $20 a month, add an additional level for another $15 a month and a third level for another additional $10 a month. Or you can purchase 3 years of use for this program for $100 by calling Professor B Math at 678-765-6655. There is also a free trial available by calling for those who would like to try out the program before purchasing.

Each level of e-Learning provides you with an Instant Master Teacher workbook and answer key, video’s to help teach the lessons with you as the narrator, as well as a completion certificate. Because you are the teacher, Professor B does not provide sound with the lesson videos. The workbook contains the student lessons and printable worksheets for student usage as they learn the lessons. The exercises are simple, yet fun. Student concepts are slowed down in comparison to other math curriculums, yet they do throw in a few exercises that challenge the student at the same time.

I found this program to be fairly good. It seemed a bit remedial and in workbook style educationally but was honestly a great edition to our homeschooling curriculum. I will most likely continue to use this program as a beginning math for my pre-k’er and also as extra practice for my older students as I found it helpful for all in some way or another.

You can read more reviews of this program on the SchoolHouse Review Crew blog!

**Disclaimer: A subscription for this product was provided to me free by Professor B Math and the TOS SchoolHouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest opinion in a review.*

by Dana

Aleks: **A**ssessment and **LE**arning in **K**nowledge **S**paces is an online assessment and education program. This program assesses a student, places them on a level accurate to their level of knowledge and allows the student to build their skills through online practice. Student levels remain accurate due to additional testing as a student moves through the program that assesses their skill level as they go. A student who shows progress in the Aleks program will also show progress in the same courses in their school program.

Aleks programs include over 50 mathematical academic studies from Basic Math to Pre-calculus. Program levels being at grade 3 and continue through College Level courses. Bilingual courses are also offered through the Aleks program. Students using the advanced education programming can be credited through ACE for College.

For homeschoolers, Aleks offers a personalized program for grades 3 and up. No textbook is required to complete this program. All materials can be found through the Aleks website. Aleks also offers Quicktables, a program which concentrates on rote memorization methods for learning the Basic Math Skills of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.

Aleks offers a wonderful math program which can fit into any situation from full curriculum to extra practice for the public school student. This program is available for $19.95 per student per month, $99.95 every six months or $179.95 per year per student. They also offer a family discount program which can be found here.

To learn more about Aleks and read other’s opinions of this curriculum, please visit the TOS Homeschool Crew blog.

*Disclaimer – this product was provided to me free for review in exchange for my honest opinion of the program from Aleks and from the TOS Homeschool Review Crew.