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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Marcia McKinley
Gettysburg, PA
Scenario: Supplement
Purpose: Enrichment/Gifted and Talented
Time Spent in ALEKS: 50 minutes per day, 3 days per week
ALEKS Course: High School Geometry


Overall Experience:

ALEKS has been great for my son. We use ALEKS to expose him to the more advanced material that he isn't getting in elementary school.

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

Our challenge for my son was to find courses that were advanced enough for him - geometry isn't typically offered for fifth graders!

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

We needed challenging material.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

I talked my son's school into getting ALEKS for him to use there. I also allow him to work in ALEKS from home any time he wants to.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My son is a genius, especially in math. He reads tons of math books just for fun and is at least five grade-levels ahead of his peers. We use ALEKS to expose him to the more advanced material that he isn't getting in elementary school.