Friday, January 28, 2011

Ten Marks - A TOS Product Review

Ten Marks - Online Math Program
Math Practice and Learning


38 Glen Avenue
Newton MA 02459

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We've been using a great online math practice program, TenMarks, for additional math practice and reeeally like it.  Let me tell you a bit about it.

*This program contains lessons and personalized programs covering the core math skills and concepts for your child in grades 3-10.   Basic math concepts are covered in grades 3-8 followed by Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry.

*TenMarks bases their approach on personalized learning, on-demand instruction, and practice to build confidence and enhance achievement. 

We really like that students get to work at their own pace.  The process begins with some assessment and placement type questions.  An individualized curriculum for the material which should be covered in the child's grade is then created. 

The student logs in and is given questions on different related topics, such as exponents.  The student then works through each problem to determine which of the multiple choice answers is correct. 

If the child is not sure how to do a problem they can request a hint.  We used a number of hints, that's what they are there for right?  There are 3 hints per question, each one explaining the problem further, such as providing an applicable formula and then showing you what numbers of your problem fit into the formula. 

If the hints don't make things clear for your student there are also short video presentations to explain the topics.  When a topic is new to your student you do have the option of setting up the presentation first then following with the worksheet.  The idea is that the student gets progressive practice with the concepts presented.  This is a very effective supplemental math program.  The whole process is fairly easy to follow. 

There are points at which you may review information or redo worksheets if needed to get a good grasp of a topic.  As mentioned previously, there are no time limitations, just practice and more practice until the student achieves 10 out of 10. (that's where "TenMarks" comes from)  As the worksheets are completed some fun "games" are unlocked for a bit of incentive to move on and get the work done.

This program is free, for teachers only,  for classrooms in a public or private school, with a paid premium membership available for additional help at home.  TenMarks can be used by teachers, homeschoolers, students and parents to supplement any math program.
Things I like:
* Grades 3-10 are covered

* Over 100 core skills per grade

* Hints and video lessons for every topic including:  Subtraction, Quadratic Equations and Functions, Perimeter, Area and Volume, Triangles, Decimals, Factorization, Integers, Basic Geometry, Functions and Graphs, Multiplication, Quadrilaterals, Logarithms, Addition, Angles, Ratios and Proportions, Algebra, Rational Numbers, Complex Numbers, Lines and Planes, Matrices, Probability, Polynomials, Percents, Slopes, Division, Number Operations,Trigonometric Functions, Geometric Figures, Measurement and Units, Place Value, Fraction Operations, and many more.

* Programmed to meet state standards

*TenMarks is very affordable and offers a money back guarantee.

Prices (per student)
  • $10 a month
  • $49 for 6 months
  • $89 for 12 months

*TenMarks is also great for homeschoolers to be used as a curriculum or a supplement. 

How about a quick look? It's only $10 a month.  It's worth it!
To  see what you're missing click Try TenMarks

As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew I received free access to this online program to use in order to provide an honest review.  Opinions and observations are my own.  I am not obligated to give a positive review.  No further compensation was received.
To see what other TOS Crew members think of TenMarks click here
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1 comment:

Writer said...

That sounds like a wonderful program. I will have to look into it when my children are older. I will have to add it to a growing list of interesting programs for us to use! I am now following you.

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