Growing up I loved math. I loved the logic and the equations and figuring out why 2 + 2 equaled 4. However, when I was in ninth grade my math teacher firmly believed that girls did not belong in advanced math….and that was when my love of math died. I so want my girls to LOVE math and have fun with it, but I was having trouble finding a program that both of them could use at the same time. A few years ago I was able to review an online math lessons program that we tried with Sophie and it worked so well that we kept on using it even after the trial period was over!
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CTC Math is an online math lesson program that is for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade, and then goes on with intermediate and advanced math like Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Algebra I and II, Calculus and Trigonometry. While my girls are still in elementary math, admittedly I was pretty excited to see advanced math included so that I wouldn’t have to stress about teaching that. (yes, I like to plan ahead.) I’ve also thought about logging in and taking some of the courses myself just for fun!
How to Set up CTC Math Online Lessons
Set up is super simple: you set up a parent account, and then each student has a separate user account and login. I was able to use my girls’ names and a simple password that they knew. Once you have the accounts set up, your student can log in and begin to learn!
When your student logs in to CTC Math for the first time, you choose the grade level that you want each of them to work on. For Bella I chose second grade, and Sophie has been finishing up third grade and moving on to fourth grade. I should note here that Sophie has been using CTC Math for the last 2 years and is thriving with it! After you choose the grade level you are able to choose exactly what skills you want your student to work on – and the program does the rest.
Why I Like CTC Online Math Lessons
Each CTC online math lesson begins with a short video clip about that specific lesson. The video clips are short and to the point, which is perfect for the girls. The longest video we’ve seen was 4 minutes, some have been as short as 2 minutes. The teacher (who isn’t me – yay!) explains what the lesson is about, and then the student answers questions based on the video context. I love this for TWO reasons: first, I can actually walk away while the girls are doing math because I’m not the one teaching it, AND if for some reason the girls don’t understand the questions, we simply re-watch the video. Genius!
At the end of the question quiz the student’s score is displayed. If the girls get less than 80%, I have them answer more questions on the same lesson. If they have 90% I let them choose if they want to move on or answer more on the lesson. If they have 100% then they move on to the next lesson. Not only does CTC Math track all of this, but I can print out every quiz WITH the answers/corrections that were made. I file them in my daily folder and then I move the papers into their girls’ school file. It’s a great way for me to know what they have done and for them to actually see what they have done. They can earn award certificates as they go through each grade, which is a great motivator for my girls.
What to try CTC Online Math Lessons for FREE?
If you are interested in CTC Math, then click to get a 4 week free trial and see if you love it as much as we do! I can honestly say that my girls both ask to do their online math lessons first thing, and will happily work on two or more lessons each day without me standing over them. I can’t say enough about how CTC Math has changed our family’s entire math focus. Math used to be met with groans and tears and *not another worksheet* whining. Not any more!!
There are a lot of things I love about CTC Math, but this is the best one: as a homeschool family you pay just $78.80 for 12 months PLUS 6 months free, or $118.80 for 12 month family plan PLUS 6 months free for access to EVERY level of math that CTC Math offers. If you are looking for an online math lesson curriculum I would encourage you to try the free 4 week trial and see how CTC Math would work for your family!