As a parent who has paid $60 per session for math tutoring, I thought this was a resource worth sharing. There are free demonstration lessons available on the site to let you see if you think the style of the lessons works for your child/student. – KW
The importance of the fundamental math concepts cannot be underestimated, as they serve as a foundation for many complex math ideas and applications.
Between the ages of 8 and 13 students learn how to compare and operate integers and fractions; how to convert percent into a decimal; how to create and understand a linear relation; how to calculate the area of a 2D figure and a volume of a 3D shape and much more.
All of the above is what we frequently use in our everyday lives and being proficient with these concepts allows the possibility of expanding on them further, become more creative and innovative in disciplines that are based on mathematics (physics, programming, engineering, etc).
The web has numerous resources that students could use in order to improve their fundamental math skills. However, most of these resources are topic-based and when a student opens the list, they face two challenges:
1. Where to even start?
2. The volume of resources may be too overwhelming and thus discouraging.
IntoMath has been developed in order to provide a more structured and targeted approach to learning math online. Each course is based on the grade level and the topics for each course have been carefully pre-selected by experienced teachers to address the concepts that students in that grade historically struggle with the most and the ones that are fundamental to other concepts studied. The resource works for both Canada and the US.
Each course is based on the grade level, and the topics for each course have been carefully pre-selected by experienced teachers to address the concepts that students in that grade historically struggle with the most and the ones that are fundamental to other concepts studied. The resource works for both Canada and the US.
Each grade course (grades 5-8) is comprised of 7 video lessons, 7 interactive notes and 7 practice worksheets with extra challenges. Once a student starts the course, they have 2 weeks to complete it (2 days per lesson). Every lesson and practice that goes with it, typically takes 30-45 minutes to complete.
IntoMath could be a great alternative to private tutoring, which is rather costly.
In recent years private tutoring has gained popularity because parents see the benefit of one-on-one instruction.
When enrolled in IntoMath, students can watch, pause and replay the video lesson; an interactive, downloadable note can be filled in as they go on a tablet or paper; the practice worksheets have solutions for the students to check their work.
All of this for only $2 CAD/lesson.
Parents, whose children have already tried IntoMath, are now sharing their feedback.
Elizabethâ€™s son Tim is in grade 7. Liz decided to get him enrolled in a grade 7 IntoMath course right at the beginning of the school year to ensure he has a good foundation for the upcoming year and is a little bit ahead. When he completed the course, Tim asked to continue with a grade 8 material as he enjoyed the challenge.
Here is what Liz had to say about IntoMath: â€œI learnt about intomath.org from a friend. My son is in grade 7. I signed him up for a grade 7 plan just to try and yesterday I have also purchased a grade 8 plan. Tim likes that the lessons focus on what he needs to know and do not take up a lot of time.â€
Another parent, Iryna, whose daughter is in grade 6, noted: â€œWe tried an expensive tutor, after school programs, what not. Then we heard about intomath and decided to give it a try. It is so straightforward and to the point! And the price is the best! Thanks for this resourceâ€
Teachers could use IntoMath as a supplementary resource for students to build a strong foundation of a number of concepts, as well as a flipped classroom tool, which has all the materials the teacher needs, allowing more time to support each student individually and to apply the concepts learnt in a variety of situations. IntoMath also offers useful free resources for teachers, like worksheets, infographics, posters, etc.
Math fundamentals are important and they should be introduced in an effective, structured way in order to make sense to a student. At IntoMath we have attempted to do just that.