ALEKS Review: Do you need a Math Tutor or Help?

25 August 2009
What is ALEKS?

Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. ALEKS can provide you with the instruction and support that you need to homeschool your children in mathematics for grades 3-12. ALEKS offers highly-targeted, individualized instruction from virtually any computer with Internet access, making it a comprehensive and mobile education solution for your children.

ALEKS is a Research-Based Online Program:
Complete Curriculum Solution for Math with Access to Full Course Library
•No Textbook Required
•Artificial Intelligence Targets Gaps in Student Knowledge
•Assessment and Individualized Learning for Grades 3-12
•New and Improved Master Account - Includes Quizzing, Attendance Tracking, Automated Reports, and More
•Unlimited Online Access - PC and Mac Compatible
•QuickTables - Complimentary Math Fact Mastery Program for Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction

ALEKS is used successfully by thousands of homeschoolers as well as by millions of students at schools and educational institutions throughout the world. Additionally, some ALEKS course products are American Council for Education (ACE) credit-recommended, meaning students may be eligible for college credit at participating colleges
One of the great resources from ALEKS is:

Grades 3 to 12 standards for all 50 states have been correlated in ALEKS is located here. ALEKS courses generally have a very good to excellent correlation with the corresponding standards for a given US state or territory.

I love using ALEKS because of the individuality care is so involved for the child yet is simple to use for the user. My kind of program! There is so much detail is put into the design of the program. The single one area that we love the most is the Quick Tables.

ALEKS QuickTables is a research-based math fact mastery tool for multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction for grades 3 and up.

My children enjoy taking the Quick Tables daily and both my boys have improved on their math immensely just by participating with this feature. It’s sort of like flashcards, but it’s interactive and at the same time they improve their typing skills; especially their number keyboard. My older child was having trouble with his multiplication, but after using this program for some weeks now, he has improved immensely. I can definitely see the results in my children math using this wonderful program.

At the beginning of signing up for ALEKS each child you sign in has to take an assessment test. The test probably lasted about 15 minutes. After the first initial assessment; ALEKS provides the user with a complete individual report on what the child knows now and also which areas the child needs more practice in.
The visual report for the individual child is set as a pie chart. You can immediately see where your child is at in their learning. The theory behind ALEKS is quite amazing!

On top of all of this, I receive personal emails on my children’s progress for that period of use. Other features that I enjoy is that you can use ALEKS at any computer with online access, and no textbooks used! The child only needs to log-in with their password. ALEKS can definitely be used for the main Mathematics course or as we are now using it as a supplement. I know I will (as a homeschool mother) be using ALEKS in the future.

ALEKS is available for a variety of subjects and courses in K-12, Higher Education, and Continuing Education. You can view the courses here.

ALEKS course products are currently being used by hundreds of thousands of students annually in over 50 courses ranging from Grade 3 Mathematics to Precalculus at thousands of K-12 schools and higher education institutions throughout the world. ALEKS course products can be accessed on a free trial or on a subscription basis from the home page of this site.

*You definitely do not have to go by my review alone, there are plenty of success stories that you can read here.
*Read about specific domain for just homeschoolers here.
*Take a tour of ALEKS for yourselves here.
*Course recommendations on the ALEKS website is here.

ALEKS features are located here.
•Artificial Intelligence Targets Gaps in Individual Student Knowledge
•MyPie Individualized Study Plan
•Robust Course Management Tools - Gradebook, Course Calendar, and e-Homework with Worked Examples
•Automatically Graded Assignments - e-Homework, Quizzes, Tests, and Assessments
•Automated Reports Monitor Student and Course Progress
•Open Response Environment Avoids Multiple Choice Questions
•Unlimited Online Access - PC and Mac Compatible
Active use of ALEKS will dramatically increase your students' grade performance and their success in class.

And finally the pricing of ALEKS is here.
Individualized instruction at a fraction of the cost of a human tutor. ALEKS is available anytime you are, whenever you need it. Purchase ALEKS for yourself, or your child, and experience the benefits of a personal assessment-based learning assistant.

A subscription to ALEKS for an individual student is:
•$19.95 per month
•only $99.95 for 6 months! Six months for the cost of five
•only $179.95 for 12 months!
Best Deal: You save $59.45

More than one child in your family?
ALEKS Family Discount is here.

Visit ALEKS for 1-Month Trial
I would also like to mention that you can sign-up for a free trial for your child here.

And if you are feeling very generous and want to be a blessing to another child you can purchase a gift certificate for any amount of time to start with 1 month at $19.95.

Please at least try it! ALEKS has been such a wonderful program and it has definitely improved my sons math skills—what more can you ask for?

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