This article is in collaboration with CTCMath.
CTCMath is the online math curriculum for your child. CTCMath offers a 12-month Family membership which allows homeschool families unlimited access to all lessons across grade levels K-12. The tutorial lessons are made up of over 1,400 videos which are four to nine minutes long and present the math concept step-by-step.
Accompanying the lessons are interactive questions or a printable worksheet. Through using the lessons and questions after the lesson CTCMath incorporates auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning. You can also download and print a one-page summary of the lesson for your children. And finally, after your children have completed their questions, you can view worked-out solutions and even print them to review with your children.
What Math Subjects Are Covered?
CTCMath includes the typical math concepts that are taught across grades K through sixth grade as well as
- Basic Math and Pre-Algebra
- Elementary Measurement
- Elementary Geometry
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
With your membership, you receive access to all of the grades. So, if you find your child is struggling in one area, you can review the concepts in a lower grade or section. On the other hand, if your child is finding the work too easy, you can move them to a higher grade or more difficult topics.
How Can You Track Your Children’s Progress?
CTCMath online has a parent area where you can assign tasks and lessons as well as view individualized reports for each of your children. If you want to track your children’s progress via emails, you can have weekly reports sent to your email address. Besides the weekly reports, you can also have task reports sent to your email.
In addition to receiving reports emailed to you, you can view more information in the parent area depending upon whether you are viewing an individual child’s profile or just overall information. If you view an individual child’s profile, you can see a detailed report which shows the topic, efficient ratings, percentage correct on the first and highest attempts by your child, the number of attempts it took to pass the topic, and the date it was completed. A summary report provides an overview of the grade showing how many topics are completed, what the average score was on the topic, and information for the diagnostic tests. If you assign tasks you can view when they were completed, if they were missed or completed on time, and details regarding scoring. There are also awards and weekly reports.
How Does CTCMath Approach the Teaching of Math?
Pat Murray, an expert math teacher, presents online instruction for your child in an easy-to-understand manner. The material is presented verbally and through onscreen instructions in a video and then children can complete the questions. it is recommended that children work out the questions on pen-and-paper and then complete the questions online. And because CTCMath believes children should be able to pick and choose the method that works best for them to complete problems, CTCMath is not common core aligned.
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Thank you to Kristen at A Mom’s Quest to Teach for writing this introductory article.
You can find out what each of these families thought about CTCMath, and how it worked with their particular children in the linky below.