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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Schoolhouse Review Crew: Math 911

For 49 years, Professor Weissman has been teaching Math.  Math 911 is for students who believe that Algebra is difficult and a struggle to learn.  Math 911 is an easy and economical solution for Math students.  Math 911 will teach you to absorb Algebra effortlessly.

Math 911 is a simple no frills approach to Mathematics.  There are no games or distracting graphics.  Math 911 is a mastery based program.  No answers are graded as wrong.  Instead, the student continues in the area they are working until they get enough answers correct to show mastery. If the student does not get an answer correct they can see a step by step demonstration of the solution to the problem.

Professor Weismann's software is Algebra In A Flash $49.95.  Plug in your flash drive into any computer with Windows 7, XP, or Vista.  No downloads are necessary.  The flash drive contains a complete Algebra Course, plus bonus topics including: Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Pre Calculus, Trigonometry, and Introductory Statistics.  Upgrades are free and more topics will be included in future upgrades.  At the time of this posting, there is a homeschool special for $40 off using the code homeschool at checkout.

You can try a complete Introductory Algebra course free with no rebate or credit card necessary.  Go to the Math 911 homepage and download and installation instructions can be found in the sidebar. There are also several free PDF modules available for download.

We received a download version of Math 911.  We used Math 911 to reinforce concepts that we are currently working on in Algebra.  The program gives you the ability to choose your topic and you can work in that area as long as you like.  I really liked that there were no distracting bells and whistles in the Math 911 program.  Students can simply concentrate on their Math problems.  I love that it takes a mastery approach and focuses the student on what they get right and not what they get wrong.  Similar problems are generated when the student gets a problem wrong until they show mastery.  I found that the step by step solutions to every problem was very helpful to pinpoint exactly where you went wrong and prevent the same mistake in future equations.

The software that is used in Math 911 is an older type of software.  The way the page is set up was a little difficult for me.   The problem shows up at the top of the screen, your answer goes in the middle, and your directions are at the bottom.  I found this a bit awkward.  Also when typing in a series of numbers and a mistake was made, I couldn't just go back and fix the mistake.  I had to take off all of the numbers up to the mistake then retype them. 

 To see what other crew mates had to say click here.

Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary Math 911 download for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.
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