CTC Math Review

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We've reviewed CTC Math in the past, but today I wanted to share some updated information on this program that's become very popular among homeschoolers. CTC Math isn't like other math programs where you buy a grade level curriculum and stick within that grade. It is made to help your child, at any grade or level, gain fundamental math understanding and progress from that point -- wherever that is.

What is CTC Math?

CTC Math prides itself on offering the following features and benefits:

  • Kids can learn at their own pace and only move ahead when they are confident and ready to take the next step.
  • Lessons can be repeated, slowed, or stopped completely until mastery is achieved. Lesson videos can be paused and rewind as many times as needed.
  • Asynchronous learning means your child can learn when it's right for your family, anytime, from any computer or device that's logged in.
  • Reporting features tell you, as the parent or teacher, what your child needs work on, but more importantly -- what they are doing well -- so you can cheer them on and help them build confidence

What is CTC Math like?

Comprised of over 1,4000 short, 4-9 minute videos, the curriculum breaks down even the most complicated math concepts step by step. These engaging tutorials work on a mobile device, so kids can learn math anywhere, wherever it's convenient. Both visual and audio prompts help the learning stick. 

Each lesson comes with checks for understanding. These include on-screen interactive questions, but parents can also print out extra worksheets for children who need to write things out for additional mastery. After the worksheets are completed, answers are entered into the system so kids get credit for their work and their overall understanding can be measured. For parents who want their kids to write more, this is a great approach. 

How kids learn with CTC Math

While the program provides some of the same features as other math programs (on-screen tutorials and tests for understanding), there is a neat additional feature that I think makes CTC Math stand out. Their one-page (or "one sheet" as we call it in our house) offers a visual and textual summary of each lesson, so kids can print it out and use it to refer to as they are going through the problems. 

For students who quickly forget how to work a problem after learning (or for those who have a hard time getting back into a concept after a weekend or other short break), this can help "jump-start" recognition and understanding. I'm a firm believer that kids shouldn't be tested to see if they might mess up; they should be given the right tools to work through problems independently. This approach empowers kids to have the right info to work through problems and remember important math concepts. 

I also really like that after each set of problems, they can see not only the right answer, but how that answer is achieved through a correct working of the problem -- right on the page.

Perhaps the best part of CTC Math is the flexibility. It's hard to know exactly where your child may place in a traditional math program. Are they a 1st grader? A 2nd? What if I buy a full year of 1st grade and then they finish in 2 months? 

With CTC Math, you don't have to worry, because you get 12 months of access to use across all grade levels for that student. If you start them in grade 3 and they complete two grades in a year's time, that's OK. You pay for the access, not the grade level. Grades offered include:

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • Basic Math and Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Measurement
  • Elementary Geometry
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
As you can see, it's possible for one student to get a lot out of this program. It's a really hands-off solution for parents, too!

Learn more:

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