Review: 12 Month Family Plan from CTC Math


CTC Math Review
Our family is forever on the hunt for the most efficiant and fun way to learn math that we can possible find.  We were recently blessed with the opportunity to review the 12 Month Family Plan from CTC Math.  CTC Math can be used as a full math program for grades K-6 and sometime of a tutoring or supplemental program for the upper grades. It is an online math program for homeschoolers.

CTC Math Review
For this review I began by having both of my boys (Noah age 8 and Ezra age 6) login and access the program at about what I think to be their grade level in math.  Ezra I had begin at 1st grade while Noah I put in 2nd grade.

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I asked the boys to take the comprehensive tests in each subject area so that I could determine if they were well placed.  I found it necessary to sit near my children as they completed the tests and explain to them what the program was asking of them.  This was not a fault of the program but simply the result of a couple of years immersed in a different math program that used different an entirely different approach.  With a few explanations they were generally off and running.

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Once we determined where they needed to start on the lessons the boys became pretty independent.  Each day they would log themselves in, watch a short video lesson, and then complete approximately 20 practice problems.

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The program let them know what they didn’t get right and even gave them the correct answers.  More practice problems were available if needed. Their work is scored and the results recorded within the program.

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We were free to skip around and enter into topics and they or I saw fit. Parents can log in and see their children’s scores in the parent login or they can read the handy email reports that are sent regularly.

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It was during this review that something interesting came out in each of my boys.  Once all of the lessons and the practice problems in a topic are completed the student has the opportunity to earn a certificate.  Certificates come in a variety of levels such as Gold or the ultimate… Platinum.  These certificates totally motivated one of my children.  My son Ezra would work the problems over and over again until he consistently earned a high enough score to get bumped all the way up to the Platinum level.

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He is SO proud of those certificates and has them displayed in our school area.  My other son Noah hated the idea so much he just about refused to continue in the program.  If he couldn’t earn Platinum on the first try it wasn’t going to be worth his effort.

Ezra has a heart for math.  He adores it and he has found great freedom in the CTC program.  I have generally set him loose to repeat lessons or move on as he sees fit.  He is exploring topics such as multiplication and division that we haven’t thought about approach in our other math curriculums.  That just lights up his world.

Noah has decided to retreat back into the safety of his familiar math curriculum world and has returned to doing only what I absolutely require of him.  I’m ok with that.  I don’t think his reluctance has anything to do with the quality of the program and more to do with his attitude toward math in general.

With the 12 Month Family Plan we had unlimited access to all lessons, across all grade levels, for up to ten students.  I really think this is a great program and I love their flexible and affordable plans.

The Family Plan includes 2 or more students comes to$39.97 a month or you can choose $197.00 for 6 months, or even $297.00 for 12 months. However, at the time of this writing CTC Math is holding a sale homeschoolers! $15.97 a month, $78.80 for 6 months, and $118.80 for 12 months

Single Student Plan: $29.97 (sale: $11.97) per month, $127.00 (sale: $50.80) for 6 months, and $197.00 (sale: $78.80).

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