ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Laura Theaker
Placerville, CA
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Improve Skills, Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30-60 minutes per day, 4 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 10 minutes per day, 4 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

My son loves using ALEKS. He has completed the fourth grade curriculum in only four months, and is now working on the fifth grade curriculum. He especially enjoys working with his "robot friend" in QuickTables.

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

My son had difficulty remembering how to do math from day to day. He also had trouble remembering his math facts.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for an enjoyable way for him to learn math; something that would be more engaging than a workbook.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

Since we began using ALEKS, my son has memorized his multiplication and division facts, as well as completed the fourth grade course. He is already moving on to fifth grade curriculum.

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

My son no longer throws tantrums about math. In fact, he checks his pie chart daily because he is so proud of himself.