View a selection of implementation strategies from homeschoolers who are successfully using ALEKS to achieve dramatic learning outcomes.
Purpose: Improve Skills, Extra Practice
Time Spent in ALEKS: 20 minutes per day, 4 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 3 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables), Pre-Algebra, High School Geometry
ALEKS has been very helpful and educational. I like how it makes you repeat a concept until you master it. I also like the idea of the pie chart; it provides a personal goal and motivates you to try to beat it.
What were you looking for in an online math tool?
We were looking for ALEKS!
How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?
We use ALEKS as a supplement, outside of my son's regular school curriculum.
What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?
My son has experienced giant leaps in confidence!
How does the student feel about his/her progress in ALEKS?
My student is much more confident in his abilities and likes math much more than before. In school, he answers all of the questions that his teacher asks, and isn't afraid of trying a new problem. ALEKS is very effective; he has said that the pie chart makes him want to keep working! He is competing against himself, so he is encouraged to do more math.
Are there any best practices you would like to share with other ALEKS users?
Use the pie chart and avoid a formal grading system. Allow ALEKS' system to work.