Friday, July 13, 2012

Professor B Review

In a few weeks, I'll say over a month so it sounds longer for my kids sake, we'll be starting our 11th year homeschooling.

During that time I've tried many different curriculum, workbooks and web sites. We are very eclectic in our homeschooling and not afraid to try pretty much anything. If it isn't a good fit for my family, we move on to something else. Trial and error, the BEST way to describe how we do school in our house, especially when it comes to Math.

I rely on my husband for help with high school Math. Not only is he very good at Math, but he finished up his college Math class just a few years ago, so I tell him he had his "refresher" course to be a bigger help with the older kids. (wink)

With my love of trying new things and being able to have extra help with Math, I knew Professor B would be a big help in our household!

I loved one of the first things I read on Professor B Math.


If two people tell the same story, their words are different (and also different from the original version) but the events are the same and are recalled in the same sequence. Hence there is no intentional and laborious memorization of words, as in the learning of a poem. What children effortlessly (naturally) perceive, receive and retain from a story, therefore, is the structured connection and flow of its events: its internal contextual dynamics of relationships. If I say the words "woods", "wolf", "grandma", they are likely to immediately reactivate, after all these years, a structured dynamics of relationships entitled "Little Red Riding Hood". This is the genius in virtually all children for learning mathematics. Our methodology activates this universal genius for mastery learning of math by ensuring that children experience it the same way they experience stories: as connected and flowing. Similar to their experiences with stories, children will then learn and retain math without memorization or remediation: two of the major pillars of conventional mathematics education. Professor B methodology will enable this nation to produce home-grown brains, rather than import them. This is an urgent necessity in these perilous times.

Professor B is an online math program for grades PreK to 8th grade OR higher grades if your child could use the extra help.

Your child may take a free (optional) Placement Test on their website to see whether your child should be in Level 1, 2 or 3!

Level 1 is for Pre-K to 2nd grade and covers -
Introduction to Addition/Subtraction Facts - Counting to One Hundred - Lower Addition and Subtraction - Higher Addition and Subtraction - Place Value Fractional Parts & Order - Time - Money.
Level 2 is for 3rd to 5th grades and covers -
Multiplication/Division Facts and Problem Solving - Introduction to Fractions - Fractional Equivalence - Addition and Subtraction Fractions.

Level 3 is for 6th to 8th grades and covers -
Multiplication/Division of Fractions - Decimals - Percents.
Again, grades higher then 8th can do the program, any level as a refresher or if tutoring is needed.

Pricing is as follows - Pay as you go!
1 Level is $20 per month
If 2 Levels are purchased at the same time, the price is an additional $15 per month. ($35)
If 3 Levels are purchased the price is an additional $10 per month. ($45)

OR sign-up for a one-year contract!

We usually take the entire summer off from doing school (except reading), but we did spend some time using Professor B and plan on diving more into it when our school year starts.
We really liked the program, lessons and visuals. The only thing my younger children commented on was the lack of any sound. Professor B doesn't have sound because teachers are asked to read the lessons to your child/student so you can monitor their understanding of the concepts.

For more information I invite you to check out the Professor B Math site now and see if you love it as much as we do!

You can check out what my CrewMates are saying about Professor B Math HERE!

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received this product at no cost to me, in exchange for my thoughts and honest review. All opinions are my own.

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