Friday, January 28, 2011

TOS Review-TenMarks

As a member of the TOS Review Crew I received a six month trial subscription for two of my boys to TenMarks. TenMarks is an online math instruction program that works through worksheets and videos. Each student does a quick assessment to determine placement here.

I would also recommend watching this video. It gives you a nice overview of how this program works.

I am not a math person - that is the understatement of the decade - so finding a math program that works for my two very math oriented kids is a challenge. The non-mathy child is quite happy with his curriculum, the oldest is easier to find math products for but the youngest.....

A little background, my youngest taught himself multiplication at five and square roots at seven. His favorite toy? A calculator. Seriously. He wants a graphing calculator next. Did I mention he's nine?

Right away he took to TenMarks. He liked the variety. He liked only having one worksheet per day. He liked having the option to do all off his worksheets in one day and ask for more. He's a hands on learner with a little visual thrown in so the videos, the graphics and the multiple choice were perfect for him.

I liked the flexibility of the program. As the parent I could change the order of the modules, pause the program, the worksheet reminders and probably many things I don't know I can do with it yet. TenMarks has top notch customer service. They always responded promptly to any emails I sent and patiently walked me through changing the curriculum around to suit my oldest - whose math abilities are all over the place. It also let me know he wasn't doing the work he claimed he was doing thanks to the worksheet reminders. It was easy to communicate with TenMarks via the Feedback tab on the right hand side of the webpage.

TenMarks has a VERY flexible pricing structure. You can sign up for a free trial for seven days. If you like the program it is available for $10 per month, $49 for six months and $89 for twelve months.

Again, this is another product on my must have list. I highly recommend TenMarks. The product is great and the customer service cannot be beat.

Please head over and see what other TOS crew members have to say about this product here.

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I was given use of this product for the purpose of obtaining my honest opinion. I received nothing else. This is my honest opinion. Please consider that every family is different and results may vary.

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