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TenMarks: A Homeschool Math Solution

“TenMarks curriculums are designed with the help of experienced math curriculum specialists and mapped to state and common core standards. The appropriate curriculum is arranged in a personalized “playlist” for a child, made up of albums (concepts), which in turn are made up of tracks bite-sized topics.”

The TenMarks approach to effective math learning is based on 3 simple principles:
  1. Personalized Learning Makes All the Difference.
  2. On-Demand Instruction Provides Help When You Need it.
  3. Practice Builds Confidence and Improves Achievement.

Watch this short video to get an idea of how it works:

We found TenMarks website easy to navigate and nicely laid out.   The kids enjoyed completing their work online in this type of format.   While we did not add “rewards” to the system, it is a nice option to have if you’re so inclined.  I loved that when you log in as teacher/parent, you can see your child’s progress, both what they completed and what subjects are ahead.  There is also the ability to customize their curriculum to fit your needs, or do practice sets from another level.  You may also “pause” their assignments if you are going out of town or taking a few days off.

The student interface not only has access to current and upcoming lessons, but also has an area to complete different practice sets, take tests, review  progress reports, and play games (provided that they have achieved the required worksheets. :))   

Overall, I think this is a great product with only a couple of caveats.   We had a little difficulty trying to determine the correct level for us.  I think, however, this was probably due to the fact that we’re reviewing this in the middle of the year and TenMarks curriculum may not necessarily line up exactly with where we were in our regular curriculum.  If your child is a math wiz, that may not even be an issue.  I’m fairly certain that starting at the beginning of the year would alleviate part of that.   The only other concern I had, was that the video lessons did not always correlate directly enough to all the individual problems in the worksheet.   We were generally able to figure it out by using the “Ask for Hints” feature. 

Why not give it a whirl?  They offer a Free Trial!

Pricing:  “TenMarks is affordable for everyone and offers a money back guarantee.”

Options (per student):

$10 a month, $49 for 6 months, $89 for 12 months

Levels Available: Grades 3 – 8, Algebra I & II, Geometry

Disclaimer:  Members of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Homeschool Crew were given free access to this website in exchange for their honest reviews of this product.  No other compensation of any kind has been received.

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