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Thursday, July 30, 2015

UnLock Math: UnLock Pre-Algebra ~ a TOS review

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Math can be one of those subjects that makes you tremble with fear with the thought of teaching it to your child. But, it doesn’t have to be! For the last six weeks I have had the opportunity to use UnLock Pre-Algebra with Mikayla from UnLock Math.

UnLock Math is a fairly new online math program that was developed from the teaching passion of Alesia Blackwood. From an early age she knew that she wanted to become a teacher and accomplished her goal in 2000 to teach Mathematics to grades 7-12th.

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UnLock Pre-Algebra is recommended for any child who is ready for traditional Pre-Algebra. By breaking up the math lessons into fun, interesting bite-size chunks students are able to understand the concepts being taught and build confidence without feeling any anxiety that typically comes with math. With UnLock Math’s unique teaching style your students will engage in:

~ Teaching Videos that engage, explain, and entertain. Alesia teaches each lesson as she would to a class, explaining the concepts thoroughly and going through several examples. You won’t find any dry, boring lessons here!

~ Advanced Assessment with various question types that truly assess your child’s understanding of concepts.

~ Your Child Will Only See ONE Question at a time. Perfect for students who get overwhelmed and/or anxious when they see a whole page of "math".

~ Immediate Feedback & Fully Explained Solutions for each question presented.

~ Unlimited Practice to really master the new skills.

~ Unlimited Review

~ Grade book & Progress Reports real-time reports so that you and your child can track progress and assignment details.

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There are 16 Chapters of lessons presented in this math curriculum. Since the program works on any device you can enjoy math lessons at home or on the go. A downloadable pacing guide is also included and your child will have full access to complete reference notes for each lesson presented.

1. Whole Numbers

2. Integers

3. Variables and Expressions

4. Rational Numbers

5. Fractions

6. Equations

7. Inequalities

8. The Coordinate Plane

Midterm review and Test

9. Decimals

10. Percent

11. Polynomials

12. Triangles

13. 2D Geometry

14. 3D Geometry

15. Analyzing Data

16. Probability and Stats

Getting started with this math curriculum is really easy! Once you go through the sign up process, your child will just log in to their personalized Dashboard. From there you can see the progress at a glance and choose the next lesson to be completed.

I was able to use this program with Mikayla, my rising 7th grader. I like that she was able to log in on her Kindle at the gym while she was on break and work on her lesson for the day. Mikayla excels at math but she struggled a bit with some of the concepts at first. I found it helpful to watch the lesson myself first and then ask her questions when she returned home from the gym.

Overall, I really like the way the program is presented and will be continuing to use it as we approach our upcoming school year. Be sure to check out what my CrewMates thought of this program by clicking the banner below.

UnLock Math Review

 Company ~ UnLock Math

Product ~ UnLock Pre-Algebra

Price ~ $299.00 annually, or $49.00 monthly

Ages ~ child ready for Pre-Algebra

Format ~ online, any device

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