ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Renea Herberger
Loveland, CO
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Remediation, Extra Practice
Time Spent in ALEKS: 45 minutes per day, 5 days per week
ALEKS Course: High School Geometry

Overall Experience:

My son loves ALEKS. He has finished 80 percent of the Geometry course so far, even though he has struggled with math for his entire school career. ALEKS has helped my son to catch up in math, allowing him to finally take the science courses he wants to take.

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

My son just didn't get math. He would stare at problems for hours because he simply did not know how to begin.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a math tool that could help my son learn and retain information.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

Because of ALEKS, my son actually understands math for the first time.

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

I have seen a major change! My son is very proud of himself, and actually believes that he can succeed in math.