Disclosure: I received Mr. D. Math Pre-Algebra for free, and I was compensated for the time I invested in this review. All opinions are mine and truthful.
We absolutely love maths as a family. Yes I know that is strange, but with Stuart being an engineer, myself an ex Finance Director it is no surprise that Freddie also has a real natural love of maths.
However, despite my love of maths, it was a very long time ago that I studied it. Since we have been homeschooling it has become clear to me, that even a subject such as maths has changed so much. Freddie is only 9 years old, and I am still learning the new methods of calculating simple tasks such as long division! It is very different from when I was at school!
We have recently come across an American maths online learning program that I wanted to share. Mr. D Math is aimed at slightly older children than Freddie, but I was keen to review it. We have been reviewing pre-algebra which is aimed at children aged between 11 and 13 years old. Although Freddie is only 9 he certainly had a very good go, and didn’t find it that challenging.
Pre Algebra Contents
Within each subject below there are lots of lessons and after each lesson there is an online quiz. There are videos and worksheets for each subject that are really simple to follow. What I especially love is that the lessons take you right back to basics.
What is addition, what is subtraction etc
This seemed too easy even for Freddie, however, taking kids back to basics to understand simple maths concepts is a great way to take the fear out of maths.
This is an answer sheet for one of the multiplication lessons. As you can see it doesn’t just show the answers, it shows the working out too.
- The Tools and Language of Algebra
- Operations with Integers and the Real Number System
- Solving Equations
- Number Theory – Factors and Fractions
- Number Theory – Place Value and Decimals
- Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Semester I exam
- Graphing Linear Equations
- Introduction to Functions and Relations
- Radical Expressions, Roots and Exponential Models
- Polynomials and Nonlinear Functions
- Statistics and Probability
Semester II exam
What we loved about Mr. D Math is there are video tutorials plus printable worksheets.
Benefits of Mr. D Math
It is all available online
It can be done at the child’s pace, you can pause your lessons and come back at a later time.
You can print off the lessons as and when you are ready. So no printing off endless reams of paper.
Every lesson has an online quiz which is automatically graded.
There are videos to help
If Freddie is stuck on an answer that I can’t help with, he can send a message to Mr. D Math. He can also attend live study sessions twice a week, which we are both really looking forward to.
What else does Mr. D Offer?
Pre algebra is the subject we have taken due to Freddie’s age, however, they do offer a more in depth lessons in the following:
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
- Summer Programs
If your kids are studying over the age of 11 I think Mr D Maths is such a great tool, especially for the harder mathematics subjects.
I have created a list of over 70 online educational resources to help with your homeschool journey, check it out here.