ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

View a selection of implementation strategies from homeschoolers who are successfully using ALEKS to achieve dramatic learning outcomes.

Bonnie Fiegel
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Scenario: Supplement
Purpose: Improve Skills, Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30 minutes per day, 4 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

Overall, our ALEKS experience has been excellent! My child is motivated and showing great progress, and has a lot more confidence in his abilities to complete math problems!

What challenges did the student face in math prior to using ALEKS?

My child has always disliked math; it is a challenge to engage him.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I wanted a program that my child would be willing to use regularly in order to make progress.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

We use ALEKS as a supplement. My son has a textbook for school, and after school he uses ALEKS.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My son is much more motivated to work on his math because of ALEKS. He has learned Geometry, fractions, and measurements skills that he struggled with in the past.

How does the student feel about his/her progress in ALEKS?

My son feels very good about his progress in ALEKS. He has a lot more confidence in his abilities to complete math problems, which is wonderful!

Are there any best practices you would like to share with other ALEKS users?

I let him pick which slice of the pie he wants to work on which has worked for him. He likes to be in charge of what problems he will work on in any given day.