ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Mary Simmons
Heflin, AL
Scenario: Supplement
Purpose: Enrichment/Gifted and Talented, Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30-60 minutes per day, 2-3 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

Our son loves ALEKS because it is not boring and he is able to learn new topics that his class hasn't covered yet.

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

Boredom is our big issue! Our son is gifted, and is not challenged by math in school at all.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

We needed something self-directed and non-repetitive that would allow our son to work at his own pace.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

Our son completed three ALEKS courses in a year and a half. He has learned so much that has not yet been covered in the classroom - geometry, in particular.

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

Our son loves ALEKS! ALEKS is honestly the only place where he feels that he has learned something in math. He loves the fact that math goes beyond just calculations, and ALEKS is responsible for exposing him to new math concepts that excite him!