Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew
You know what CTCMath does? It provides bite sized chunks of learning so that even an “approaching her senior years” mama can brush up on her highschool math. It even allows a high school lad to do his math, but to do it how HE wants to do it. For instance, he’s been playing around with Pre-Calculus some days, and other days he reminds himself of his Algrebra II skills. I set no expectations for him as he is a rather busy lad and this is a “fit it in if you can” bit of curriculum for him. I’ll let you know what he thinks later on in this review. Suffice it to say though, one can do highschool math with CTCMath and excell at it!
The Basic Facts of CTCMath
CTC covers all your math needs from kindergarten all the way up to grade twelve. You get all the math, for all grades in one package. Stop and think about that for a moment. If you aren’t sure what level of math your children are at, you can test out each level until you find one that is a good fit. AND since it is self-paced, your children can move as fast as they want (or as slowly as they want — or you allow) through the curriculum. Pricing is reasonable since you get all the math and can take as many math courses as you’d like.
Diagnostic Tests accompany every grade and chapter helping you pinpoint areas of difficulty, or areas that you already know well. Because face it, not all math programs are created exactly the same. Concepts are taught differently depending on which program you are using. This online math program helps homeschoolers learn all they need to know with bite-sized lessons that flow logically from one step to the next.
What courses are included you ask?
- Elementary math for Kindergarten to grade Five.
- Middle school math for grades six through eight. This includes 6th grade math, elementary measurement, elementary geometry, along with basic math and pre-algebra.
- High school math contains Algebra 1 and 2, Pre-Calculus (including trigonometry), Geometry and Calculus.
How Does CTCMath Work?
Each Student gets their own login information and the lesson opens to where you last stopped.
As you work through a lesson you have two options. Video (starts to play automatically) or a lesson summary available as a PDF. These can be printed off or viewed online.
As you view each lesson, if you understood the material well you can go directly to the questions. If you did not, there are worksheets provided so you can practice before taking the test. Worksheets are graded as well, you just need to follow the instructions for doing that.
Once you go onto the test for the unit, answers are immediately graded, and in the case of an incorrect answer, the correct answer is shown.
Neither my son or I have gotten far enough in to say if there is a test for the entire unit, or even if there is a final test before closing out each section or course.
How did we use CTCMath?
How did we use CTCMath? My son immediately dove into PreCalculus. He’s not moving fast as he fits a lesson in here and there. I occasionally ask him what he’s doing and he keeps me well-informed. As a parent/teacher I could also look this information up online as well. I just prefer to get the information directly from him. 🙂
I thought it would be good to get back into math as I have time so I’ve been working on Algebra 1, PreCalculus and Geometry. Geometry I’m finding at this point really easy. I have a personal goal of pulling off 90% in Geometry, I’ll be happy with 80% in Algebra and anything better than 60 in precalculus and later calculus will mean I’ll have beat my highschool scores! 🙂 So far, I’m finding it much easier doing my highschool math with CTCMath.
I love that I can take diagnostic tests. WHY? Because it gives me a taste of what is to come and if I do well, then I know I don’t have to do that section of questions. Why work through something you’ve scored a 90% in?
Can you do highschool math with CTCMath?
My Thoughts as Adult User:
I love math programs that are flexible in your approach to them. The fact that you have both video and print options, diagnostic tests, ease at choosing what math program to work through, and automatic grading. All of this makes CTCMath a winner.
Do I get frustrated at the small bites of information at time? YES.. in geometry. When it comes to algebra and precalculus though…small steps are a huge boon! 🙂
It has been wonderful to see the changes made since I last reviewed CTC Math. The user friendly nature of this online homeschool math program makes it ideal for most families. Using it now has made me see how easy highschool math with CTCMath can be. It has been a blue ribbon winner with the crew for a while now.
My Son’s Thoughts:
“I like using CTCMath, I like that it states things very clearly, and I love how the videos are done. It is easy to use and I like being able to look at the lesson summary as I watch the video.
One of the things I most liked was that as you took tests it would show you the percent mark as you completed it. Sometimes the questions were too easy and I hope they get harder as I go through my course. But I found the questions and worksheets very easy to find and it’s a well made course. “
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