**Math Essentials**.

*not*need to mean it is a weakness. I'll touch on my own experience at the end of the review.

*absolutely*the best description for this course! There are no frills or excessive practice pages. Honestly, there isn't a need with the direct way the course approaches math is beautiful. I struggled to excel in mathematics once I passed the elementary levels and I can't help but think a more stream-lined approach may have helped me. The instructional videos are clear and easy to follow. They are also fairly short, so if a student needs to watch a video again it will not feel it is taking an excessive amount of time.

*thoroughly*enjoyed doing her math on the computer. I was a little surprised because while she enjoys the screen time we give her, she's never been one to ask for computer-based learning. She told me she liked the lesson because it was easy to understand. Because Beth finds math easy, it is never a subject she complains over completing. What was really neat to see was that she was even

*more*eager to complete math lessons than usual and this is really high praise indeed!

Our standard course for mathematics is to use graphing paper for written assignments. This math course is non-consumable (My favorite kind!!!!) so students will need to copy the problems onto their own paper. This was

*excellent*for Beth. Our regular curriculum does not function this way and I found this to be a skill in which she was lacking! For the first time in a very long time Beth missed several answers. Now this may not be cause for celebration for most people, but it was for me. Finally*my smart little girl was being challenged! What I discovered was all but one of the mistakes was due to a transcription error. This was only in the first lesson, but she was learning about the concept of negative numbers which was completely new to her. She comprehended the lesson completely, but the transcription errors were her downfall. This was an incredible learning experience for her I had not anticipated.*
Beth has thoroughly enjoyed this program. I too have enjoyed working through it, although at a slightly faster pace. The concepts were more familiar for me. I did not feel the need to watch the videos as the instruction in the book were adequate for review. Because this is review I felt very comfortable working on one lesson a day and did so rather quickly. If I were not already stretching my time as far as possible I would have been able to complete two lessons in a day. For anyone needing to brush up on higher mathematics prior to testing for college entry this would be a good course with which to begin.

I highly,

*highly*recommend this math course. In fact, it has been such a great fit for our style of learning that I fully intend to explore the other courses available from**Math Essentials**.Check out what my fellow Crewmates have to say!

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