ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

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Amy Jones
Arden, NC
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Improve Skills
Time Spent in ALEKS: 15-30 minutes per day, 5 days per week
ALEKS Course: High School Geometry

Overall Experience:

After a frustrating semester of using textbooks that didn't cover all the material I was looking for, I received a flyer about ALEKS. In less than a week, I knew it would become the only math curriculum we would need. ALEKS provides clear explanations and complete coverage, and my computer-oriented daughter enjoys it much more than the workbooks.  

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

A major challenge my daughter faced was forgetting concepts after moving on to new ones.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a program to make sure concepts learned earlier were not forgotten. I wanted a site that didn't make the student keep working on a topic after it was clear the student had mastered it. More specifically, this past year, I needed lessons in geometric proofs.  

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

I can tell my daughter understands and remembers topics much better.

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

My daughter is pleased to see her pie being filled in, and feels much more confident in math. I knew she could do math fine, but now, when she gets the "good job" message from ALEKS, she knows she is doing well.