Math is something that we just can’t get enough of in the early years. It’s so important to understand how to use math! The past few weeks, we have been checking out both the Grades 3/4 and the Grades 5/6 Lessons from Algebra for Breakfast to use as math enrichment for our children. My oldest is in pre-algebra right now and I thought she could benefit from the Grades 5/6 Lessons as a supplement, and figured my 4th grader could get a head start using the Grade 3/4 version.
Algebra came easily to me during school, but I’m noticing that teaching algebra to my children is a harder concept than just learning it, especially when math doesn’t always come easy.
About the Product:
Algebra for Breakfast is an online, video based program that comes in grades 3/4 and grades 5/6. The only difference in the levels is the content. You can watch a video here to see more about how the programs differ and how they work.
Learning concepts are taught using physical math tools such as math manipulatives and flash cards, online video lessons, skip counting songs, and printable worksheet exercises. This program requires special manipulative blocks, which are included in the Full Membership Pack.
Topics covered in Algebra for Breakfast include Skip Counting, Integers, Binomials, Mental Math, and a whole lot more!
Currently there are 40 lessons available, but more will be added soon!
We received a 6 month subscription and in the weeks that we have been using it, we have been able to get through quite a lot! This could definitely be used during the summer months as a supplement, in my opinion.
I love that Algebra for Breakfast is a hands-on course that is also on the computer! In a large family, sometimes it’s hard to drill in the concepts needed for Algebra and Mom only has so much time.
Before you begin, there is a section of Prep Activities. These are things you want to do before you start the program. They are fairly simple, such as making flash cards, learning about math dice, or instructional videos on how to play games such as Addition War!
Once you have prepped for the program, you’re ready to begin. When you get to the lesson you are working on, there is a video to watch. Sometimes there is more than one video to watch. At the bottom, there may be a downloadable worksheet or game to work on. Each lesson is fairly short so that kids don’t get bored, but it’s enough to definitely supplement what you are already learning. Answer keys are included in the “Parents Corner” so I was easily able to check through the work my children completed.
Algebra for Breakfast definitely gave me some great tools to use with my kids with the games. I think we will be continuing to use these tools and finish up the lessons during the summer. It felt like fun to the kids, so they didn’t feel like they were actually learning!
For More Information:
Algebra for Breakfast is a monthly membership program, and you’ll want to check out the Full Membership Package for the best benefits. It includes:
- 1st Month of membership access to 40+ video lessons
- Skip Counting CD
- A Set of Math Dice
- A set of Math Manipulatives
- Printable Worksheets
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