You may remember that I am a “wordy.” I’m not a numbers kinda gal. I have done and can do higher math, but I don’t find the pleasure in it, like I do language and grammar. As a home educator, though, I have the responsibility to teach math, and as a parent, I want my children to embrace it, and every other subject for that matter, according to their own bent; not influenced by mine.
Professor B Math is an online math program, with a unique history and philosophy that sets it apart from other online math programs. It is complete with instruction, but has no sound, or anything that would be considered “bells and whistles,” as my children might call it. Professor B aids anyone lacking full confidence in their ability to teach math – parents, grandparents, older siblings; mentors – to indeed, instruct their student, as a master teacher.
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Professor B is a professorish-looking bumblebee, wearing spectacles and a bow-tie; using a classroom pointer. You are the teacher, going through each lesson with the Professor and your student.
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Created by Professor Everard Barrett, Professor B is designed for Preschool through Middle School, covering basic arithmetic through Algebra. Professor Barrett believes math can/should flow like a story, not fragmented with pieces/parts of concepts. The Professor B bee works through educational slides, with you, as the instructor, reading his word balloons to your student. He gives the “why” behind an equation or formula, encouraging use and practice. “Mastery once obtained must be sustained” is the charge to instructors at the end of each lesson, but he is not an advocate of learning through rote memorization.
There is sufficient achievement data to support Professor Barrett’s claims that the diligent use of the Professor B Math program can accomplish “3 years of math in 1 year,” which was a huge draw for us, and it can eliminate the need for any expensive tutoring.
There are 3 Levels of Instruction available:
Level 1 ~ PreK – 2nd Grade
Intro, Lower & Higher Addition/Subtraction
Counting to 100
Level 2 ~ 3rd – 5th Grade
Intro to Fractions >
Addition/Subtraction of Fractions
Level 3 ~ 6th – 8th Grade
Multiplication/Division of Fractions
It is worth noting that each level can be used for the remediation of older learners according to their need. Professor B does have placement tests, but we did not use one. We found this program is easy to implement from “where you are.”
Subscriptions can be paid per month or per year. The Professor B Math website is being updated, as of this writing, June 2012, but their best price offer is available now. Call Customer Service @ 678-765-6655 and get 3 years access to any one level for $100.
Additional Comments or Questions?
Professor B Enterprises
P.O. Box 3856
Suwanee, GA 30024
Call – 678.765.6655
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Professor B has built my confidence to teach my children math. I know more than I sometimes give myself credit for, and my children have pointed it out more than once, especially while using this program. They enjoy my voice/instruction, and understand me better, than they do Professor B. Because I’m not computerized, I can move forward, quicker than the slides, or slower, as might be needed for a new concept. I recognize, though, that I am a better math instructor when I’m working with Professor B. We go through a lesson together, slide by slide, and I know what I’m teaching and how to teach it, following the example of the bee. Then, I can further explain, assign practice worksheets or see-for-myself that my student is ready to move on. It’s been a win-win situation for us!
Please, use the many links I’ve provided throughout this post to learn more. You can also click the banner below to read what my Crew mates have to say about this program, and check it out for yourself – Professor B Math offers a 30 day Free Trial, too! Again, just call 678-765-6655 and ask for it!
Disclaimer* Access to this online program was given to me, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review, as a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog. The opinions expressed are my own.
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