Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Math Education Links

We came across these excellent links at Kevin Karplus' website. His brief comments on the sites are also helpful - we demo'ed ALEKS and were disappointed as well. EPGY math may also not allow enough opportunity to return to subjects. Do you have experiences with these programs? If so, please post comments if you get a chance.

Karplus' Math Ed Links


  1. Brighid10:10 PM

    My 12 year old has been using ALEKS for two weeks or so and doesn't really like it. He says it's boring because it's just another problem after another problem. It's missing the "Ah ha!" moment when new ideas/theories are presented. Its saving grace is that he quickly figured out how to get through a section as fast as possible. Next to come for him - Johns Hopkins Algebra I. I hope he likes it because we've paid for it. :)

    What I do need now is a math program for a soon to be 10 year old who needs to be caught up in math. I believe I'll need something more interpersonal for starters.

    I do love your blog!

  2. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Following up on my own post. The 12 year old ended up using JHU's Algebra program and we all got used to seeing Ed on the computer. The 10 year old used a mix of the Zaccaro books, Math-U-See, the Key to Geometry books and Descartes' Cove. Next year he'll do pre-algebra with JHU.