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Friday, April 3, 2020

Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) for Addition and Subtraction from Math-U-See ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.  

 Happy Friday friends! Another week has passed and I have another math review for you today. When I saw that Math-U-See is now offering Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) for Addition and Subtraction, I knew I wanted to try it with my two youngest daughters, Montana (7th) and McKenzie (4th)!
Math can strike fear within a person like nobody’s business, whether it be on the account of the parent or the student. Many people struggle or don’t feel as confident with teaching math. Learning and memorizing your math facts makes life so much easier. Unfortunately, many students including my own final to do so for whatever reason. So, I was super excited to be able to use this program with my 7th grader to help her finally grasp the facts.
So, just what is Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM)? AIM was specifically designed for kids who have yet to have mastered single digit addition and subtraction facts. Because the student lacks the math fact knowledge it then effects the progression in upper level math. It can be best described as this:

Accelerated ~ The opportunity for Students to move quickly through a skill set they have not yet mastered, without extra distractions.

Individualized ~ Each Student is different, and so are their learning preferences. Using multi approaches, the program creates and encouraging environment for the student to master the skills they need at their own pace.

Mastery ~ means that a student can quickly recall all the math facts using little mental energy while still staying engaged in the problem solving. process.

To begin the program you child is supposed to take the placement test so you know which facts they do not know and which ones they do. The test was easy to administer to both girls and it gave me a focus for Montana especially. McKenzie is pretty good, speed and fluency wise, with all her facts except her upper 8’s and 9’s give her slight hesitation.
Everything you need to teach single-digital math mastery with AIM is included and packaged nicely in a sturdy box. Inside you find: 
~ a resource guide with lesson instruction, susses tips, and activities 
~ Math-U-See integer blocks 
~ colored pencils to math the integer blocks 
~ fact check cards 
~ math fact strategy posters 
~ online you will find access to the digital toolbox that includes the lesson videos and printable resources and activities.
Overall, I find this to be an excellent math fact mastery program. It’s interactive and hands-on something my children prefer in their learning. Math is not Montana’s thing, she is more of a reader. But with the help of the AIM program she is gaining even more confidence each day, and THAT fact alone makes this a great program in my book!
It’s nice to have a helping hand! But don’t just take my word for it, check out what 44 of my CrewMates think of this program by clicking the banner below. And if you have a student who is struggling to learn the addition and subtraction math facts, definitely check out the AIM program first!
Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) for Addition and Subtraction {Math-U-See Reviews}

Company ~ Math-U-See 
 Format ~ online and physical products 
 Price ~ $39.00 
 Ages ~ struggling math fact learners
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