Today I have a review of CTC Math. We recently got to spend time with the 12 Month Family Plan. CTC Math is an online math curriculum for grades K-12. The child who spent the most time using it is my 7-year-old son. He worked on the 1st and 2nd grade levels. I also had a few more kids try it out–my 3-year-old, 5-year-old, 12-year-old, and 13-year-old.
The first grade math covers these categories:
Number, Patterns, and Algebra: whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, patterns, money.
Measurement: length, area, capacity and volume, mass, time.
Space and Geometry: plane shapes, solids, position.
Statistics and Probablilty: graphs, chance.
One thing I really liked was getting weekly emails that told me exactly what my kids worked on that week and how they did. They even have certificates to print out for reaching certain levels! The younger ones got really excited about those!
After completing a category, there are 2 types of tests called standard and comprehensive (one is longer than the other) that the kids can take so you can check their progress and decide if they are ready to move on. Or you can use the diagnostic tests to determine where in the curriculum your child should start working.
Another feature on the site is Speed Skills, which is a fun math game a couple of my kids played.
My older boys (6th and 7th grade) did a few lessons from the 7th grade section called Basic Math and Pre-Algebra. At this level there is a sheet to print out for the questions, so the kids can do their lessons on paper. On the side of it there is a bank of answers to choose from. They will enter the letter associated with the correct answer on the computer for grading. My oldest son didn’t like this because he felt it was too easy to guess what the answer would be if he didn’t correctly work the problem the first time.
I would recommend CTC Math for two different types of people. If you want to use it for a full curriculum, it can be that for the elementary ages. Or if your child needs extra help in math (for all levels up through 12th grade), it is a wonderful resource for an online math tutor!
Here is the current pricing: Homeschoolers get a huge 60% discount off the regular price! It’s $118.80 for Membership for 2 or more students for 12 months. I set up accounts for 7 of my kids! (The 12-month family plan.)
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