My son is starting high school math, and I am thrilled to try a program like UnLock Pre-Algebra from UnLock Math. UnLock Math offers a variety of high school math courses and can be used as a supplement or a full math curriculum.
In UnLock Pre-Algebra you will find a total of 16 units which include the following topics:
- Whole Numbers
- Variables and Expressions
- Rational Numbers
- The Coordinate Plane
- 2D Geometry
- 3D Geometry
- Analysing Data
- Probability and Statistics
The lessons in this online math program include a warm up, a video, practice problems, stay sharp, challenge yourself and reference notes. In each unit, you will also find a midterm exam, a final exam and multiple quizzes. It is recommended that this program be completed in 32 weeks. To do this, your child will have to use the program for five days per week or if they use it four days a week, they should have it completed in forty weeks.
In the warm-up, your child will review earlier concepts that they should already know. This is then followed by the video lesson. These videos can run from seven to ten minutes in length.
Next is the 10 to 20 practice problems that are based on concepts that were covered in the video lessons that your child just completed watching. They can be completed more than once if you find that your child is struggling with the concept. Each set of questions are new and their highest score will be the one that is kept.
The Stay Sharp part of the lesson is a review of the all they have completed in the program so far. This is followed by the Challenge Yourself section. This is a word problem that can be quite involved.
Finally, are the reference notes. These are a printable PDF of everything that was taught in the lesson which are great for review. Once your child has completed everything in the lesson, their scores and automatically recorded and their percentage score is finalised. Both the parents and the students are able to access the grade reports which is great for parents to see how their child is understanding the concepts they are learning. They also allow parents to see if their child needs extra practice in a certain area or are just not fully grasping the concept.