“I am pleased with this product”
“This product has really been a gem in teaching my 9 yrs old daughters’ fraction concepts. The lessons are incremental, step by step and in a strange way fun. There is some review in the beginning of each book of the prior materials taught in the previous book except of course for the first one. One gripe I may have is that it doesn’t explain exactly what happens when you multiply fractions. It shows you the steps of how to do the problem but no explanation of how and why. I was hoping for some kind of explanation with the circles or bars or something like that. The books are not meant to be math spine book but still it should have that extra component in my humble opinion. Many books don’t explain that concept well and I am sure Key To Fractions would do great job of explaining it in a simple way. I will be ordering all the other books as well and we will be cycling through all the books in one year. Book 1 fractions, decimals, metric measurement, measurement then book 2 ….”
Not just for Grade School and High School Students
This DVD series is not just for grade school and high school students. I purchased this DVD from Timberdoodle when I signed up for a Biology class in college. I used the DVDs to understand the topics covered in class. At the end of the semester, I ended up getting an “A”. I recommend this DVD to anyone who is has a hard time understanding topics in Biology or is one of your weak areas. This DVD presents information that is well organized, simple and easy to learn. Also, it is mixed with a bit of humor so it’s fun to watch.
We are loving the new Pre-Algebra 2.0. My daughter has always struggled with math. She has never enjoyed math. After playing around with all of the free sample lessons, we knew this was the math program for us. The first day we got this my daughter did 6 lessons and a test! She loves it! We have actually had to set a limit of one to two lessons per day. lol She will just sit down and do math all day now if we let her. I think that says a lot. She actually enjoys math now. I never thought that would happen. I love that it grades everything for me, and that I can go into the grade book and see what she has done, and what she scored on each lesson. My only regret is that I didn’t order it through Timberdoodle. I didn’t know they carried it. I would have loved the 24 hour shipping! If you have a child that struggles with math, I highly recommend this math program. We will never use another math program from now on.
Learning so much!
I bought this series (Body of Evidence Curriculum – Set of 8 DVDS) for my 13 year old son but I’ve learned a great deal myself. I’m an EMT and I wish I had access to these DVDs when I was taking my EMT classes. The good doc has a real gift for explaining things simply and clearly. I love his use of “props”. It’s especially good for the visual learner. Excellent series indeed!
This product is fabulous! I am using it for my 10 year-old son who has autism and struggles with basic language. He is benefiting tremendously from the combined visual and auditory presentation of language, plus the kinesthetic aspect of using the computer keeps him engaged. I also like the supplementary audio companion and worksheets that reinforce what he has learned during the computer lessons. The price is quite reasonable considering all that the program has to offer.
The Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version is on sale at timberdoodle.com until June 10th.
The 14 page book showing each piece and naming the parts found on it with a brief description of each organ and its function is helpful, but not thorough enough to fully utilize this puzzle. I’d suggest a good anatomy program or a helpful librarian. The parts seem to be well made, but I have not yet put it to the “kid test.” Some of the removable parts include: eyeball with muscles attached, lungs, kidneys, trachea/larynx with bronchi and a two-part heart with ventricles and atriums. The head is removable (really cool or really disgusting- you decide). Either way it allows for the examination of the four-part brain with brainstem, cerebellum and lobes. Also included is a spinal cord and vertebral column. There are too many parts to mention. This product (Deluxe Torso Anatomy Puzzle) would be a great addition to any home school conducting a formal (or informal) study of anatomy. Everyone should understand how the human body works in order to make well-informed health and medical decisions.
Homeschool mom from Illinois
I just finished reading The Swamp Fox of the Revolution aloud with my 9-year-old son. We both loved it. I was amazed at how much historical detail the author was able to put in the book without it being boring. I have often gotten bored with books about historical wars because there are so many confusing details that it gets dry, but that didn’t happen with this book. It doesn’t read like a novel or even exactly a biography. It simply tells the story of Francis Marion’s involvement in the Revolutionary War but with enough interesting details to hold your attention (such as what drink Marion always kept in his flask.) Marion was an intriguing man and he and his men did amazing things, so there is no need to sensationalize to make the book interesting. It’s supposed to be for 12 and up but that’s mostly because of reading level. As a read-aloud, it engaged my 9-year-old but not my 7-year-old. There was nothing graphic or disturbing to make it unsuitable for younger ears.
Teaching Textbook Pre-Algebra Complete Set
I love Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra! A dignified, gentle teacher carefully explains each lesson. If my daughter got any wrong or needs review, there is a solution CD that will show her exactly how to do each problem. There is a lot of review built in to the program. TT has greatly freed up my time as the teacher (which helps since I have several children). The only downside to Teaching Textbook Pre-Algebra is that we were used to the lower levels that are more computer interactive with an automatic gradebook. This one requires manual grading so there is a delay in knowing if a solution is correct or not. I called Teaching Textbooks and they said they are working on converting their entire line to be like Math 3-7. That will make it perfect. It is expensive, but I feel you get what you pay for. It far surpasses a regular textbook. It also holds incredibly high resale value on places like eBay. I highly recommend it!
Word Roots B1
Wow! Spelling and Vocabulary review that is actually INTERESTING without drudgery! My children have LOVED Word Roots. I LOVE the fact that they have maximize learning value with a minimal amount of busywork. Even if you do not use them for the school year they are a PERFECT little workbook to take along on a vacation or in the car to keep the brain stimulated!
Rosetta Stone Version 3 Homeschool Edition Spanish (Latin American)
Rosetta Stone is great to learn a new language! We are missionaries and this has been a great way to learn a new language. My husband and I and our children have all used it. It’s almost like playing a game to our children. You start out easy and then it kind of builds on what you already know. It is good in that it “forces” you to actually remember and retain what you have learned in previous lessons. Works well with both Mac and PC as we have figured out! Great investment!
Homeschooler in Indiana