High school math was the bane of my existence. After one homeschool graduate and with another only a year away from graduating, the thought of it still makes me want to crawl under my desk and curl up in a fetal position, possibly with chocolate in hand.
You know what’s strange though? Despite this, my kids are confident math learners and have none of the fears that I do.
Part of this is that my husband is actually good at math. I try not to hate him for it. 😉 Part of it is that we’ve found the tools that explain high school math clearly, and present the materials in an appealing and understandable way.
This year, enter Knowre online high school math.
When I was offered the chance to try this online math class out with my 16 year old, I jumped at it. I had often wondered why high school math was never made to be fun, like classes for younger students, and taking a video tour through Knowre math made it clear that they’d thought of this as well.
*I received a short subscription to Knowre math online and was compensated for my time reviewing it and writing the post. All opinions are mine and/or those of the child testing it. We only share materials that we think others will enjoy and find helpful.
Here’s how Knowre works – I am taking you through a visual of our very first day:
When you log in, you will come to this screen. Click on your course’s image.
You find yourself at a map of your math “world”. Hover over lessons to see a description, or you can click on the day’s lesson at the side.
Each lesson has a comic to introduce it, a video lesson, and practice problems.
Every lesson is assigned “coins”, and this is where the fun comes in. Every student begins with 100 coins, and each new lesson they want to open will cost them 10 coins. Each successfully completed lesson will earn them more coins.
If they get stuck on a problem, they can choose Walk Me Through which will cost them 3 coins……but they get a detailed explanation, and a new similar problem to try again and earn the coins back.
Once you’re in a lesson, you can exit to the map or back to the main lobby by clicking on the little dot matrix at the top left.
Students also earn stars for each successful answer, and the map shows them all the stars they’ve earned so far…..a nice “well done” to keep them motivated! I love the friendly, unthreatening graphics……if I’d had high school math lessons like these I wouldn’t have been trying to make myself invisible at the back of the class.
Knowre online high school math covers 4 years of learning from Pre-Algebra up to Algebra 2. Each license is for one user and allows them access to all 4 courses, and it’s auto set to expire one year from the day you sign up. It’s clever, flexible, appealing and can be accessed on a desktop, laptop, or with an app. I love the portability and have found my daughter sitting outside with a pet rat on her shoulder and an iPad in her hand working on a lesson!
A feature of Knowre that parents will appreciate is the ability to monitor each student’s learning, so you know where they need to go back and try a question again (re-watching the video produces a second, slightly different problem they can solve). It also avoids the nasty discovery that they haven’t touched math for months, although these lessons are so clear-cut and appealing that this seems unlikely.
You can access it from anywhere, so if you have a student who’s away with their sports team or traveling with a group, you can still keep up with their progress. Or what if you work outside of the home and need to make sure that everything’s ok on the home front? It’s covered.
Knowre is hands down the most appealing high school math help we have ever come across. To let you see for yourself, they’re offering it to you at an introductory price of only $29/user per year.
Compare that to other online high school math help and then come running back to sign up your students before it expires August 31st, 2017! You could sign up multiple students and still stay under what you pay for a single one with other programs.
They’re also hosting a giveaway for one lucky person, so make sure you enter below. 🙂
Knowre math subscriptions