I received a CTC Math membership in exchange for my 100% honest opinion. I have been compensated for my time.
When we started homeschooling we enrolled my oldest in a cyber-school, for us it was a great blend of homeschooling and having online instruction to make sure he learned everything he needed to. As the years past and my two younger boys became school age I became more confident in my ability to teach them we switched to more traditional homeschooling.
It works well for us, we’re able to customize everything they’re learning, they can learn at the pace they need to… it all works really well.
Most of the time…. with most subjects…. except math. For some reason teaching my children math brings out the impatient side of me, and everyone ends up frustrated. I fought it for a long time, trying to muscle our way through, trying lots of ways to teach them, different resources, different approaches.
I think as a homeschool mom sometimes you get to the point where you just have to be honest with yourself, recognize your weakness, and try something completely different!
For me it was moving back to the idea of someone else doing the teaching, someone else explaining, taking that subject and making it easier for everyone.
We started using CTC Math and it has been the ideal solution, and has so many features this homeschool mom loves!
1- Self Paced– I am a big believer in letting kids work at their own pace, with CTC Math your child can work through all aspects and levels of their grade at the best pace for them. Each lesson includes videos and examples so they can watch multiple times for clarification and see how the problems are done. There is no pushing ahead or having to rush, they can learn at the speed that works for them. There are even tests to see what level your child is on so that you know where to start!
2- Independent Working– How wonderful is it as a homeschool mom to be able to say, “Do your math work.” and have them start working by themselves? With CTC Math your child can log in, see the tasks that you’ve assigned and start working. From the parent dashboard you can add students and add tasks that they can see. That way they know what to work on, can see what they’ve finished and can work independently.
3-Access to all levels– When you pay for your subscription you get access to all grade levels. It’s fantastic for kids that are gifted and work quickly, and for any student that may need a refresher of a basic skill or forgot a concept. You can work through each grade and move on as your child advances, no having to upgrade or buy a new set of curriculum… just keep moving forward with the same program that you’re already familiar with!
4- Reports to parents– Part of the beauty of having your child working independently is not having to watch their every move… but obviously you need to know that they are doing the work and succeeding. CTC Math makes it so easy to track your child’s progress. Not only can you log into your parent dashboard and see what they’ve completed and how they did, but you can have daily updates sent directly to your inbox. So all you have to do is check your email and you can see where each of your students are in their progress.
5- Special Price for Homeschoolers– Ok, I am a self-confessed
cheapskate frugalista… so when I say something is a good deal you can believe it! CTC Math offers their membership at a special rate for homeschoolers! Only $11.97 a month for one student or $15.97 for 2 or more students! If you’ve got multiple children this is such a great deal! You can also get an even better price by paying yearly. But wait there’s more!! You can start a free trial before you buy! Yep, make sure that this program is a great fit for your family without spending a dime! Awesome!!
Like I said, I think it’s important to know when to get help while teaching our kids, and a CTC Math Membership is a fantastic helper!