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Switched-On Schoolhouse Math

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Grade Levels: 3rd

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Product Code: 002-MATH

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Features in the 2013 version of Switched On Schoolhouse include:

  • Answer Finder
    Locate quiz and test answers quickly by linking directly to the lesson where the material is presented.

  • Assignment Alerts
    Students can quickly see the starred assignments and know they are due today.

  • Attendance Tracking
    Quickly track student attendance right from your homepage.

  • Enhanced Teacher Mode
    See scores and assignments you need to grade in the lesson plan area. Plus, view and print your student's reading and activity logs by selected date ranges.

  • Recyclable Custom Assignments
    Get more out of your customized assignments by using them multiple times in the same unit, the same course, or even different courses.

  • Attendance Tracking
    Quickly track student attendance right from your homepage.

    Switched-On Schoolhouse Math is an easy-to-use Christian homeschool curriculum for grades 3-12. Students will develop and build math skills through the use of various question formats, multiple exercise techniques, and fun learning games. This motivating math curriculum prepares students for using math successfully in real-life situations. Concepts are developed through grade levels to ensure mastery. The curriculum targets this goal by focusing on the major themes of number skills, geometry, algebra, data analysis, and probability.

    SOS Math Overview

    Switched–On Schoolhouse is a comprehensive, Biblically-based CD-ROM curriculum where children grades 3-12 learn, study and do their schoolwork right on the computer. All the core subjects - Math, Language Arts, Science, History, Geography, and Bible - are included. SOS Provides an interactive learning environment with 3-D animation, video clips, and other multimedia. SOS also features automatic grading, record keeping, and lesson planning with the click of a mouse.

    ...a Little Like Bread
    A homeschool curriculum is a little like bread. There are those of us who grind our own wheat within minutes of kneading it (pun intended). Our eggs are still warm from the hen, our honey harvested from our own hives. We experiment with the ingredients, adding a handful of seeds for flavor, maybe a little cracked seven grain mix for texture. We even try making the flour extra coarse to save time grinding, but only once. Most of the time we make standard loaves, but sometimes we make mini-loaves, buns, even an occasional cinnamon roll. When the bread emerges from the oven, we cut our slices to suit our individual tastes, heels for those who like the sturdy crusts, thick slices for the famished, thinner slices for those counting calories. Often it takes longer to grind enough wheat for a loaf of bread than it does to eat the same loaf.

    Store-bought or Home-baked
    Then there are those who buy their bread from the store. It is customarily pre-sliced, often enriched, always convenient. There are some choices available, but never as wide a selection, and never as nutritious as what can be done at home. Still, when time is at a premium, a slice of store-bought bread with a spoonful of peanut butter will satisfy your hunger just as nicely as any home-ground, home-baked slice will. And isn't satisfying hunger the overall reason for bread anyway?

    The Best Sliced-bread Option on the Market
    In much the same way, we are grind-your-own educators. We prefer to have complete control over what our children are consuming. We are fussy about what they are feeding their minds and hearts. We are particular about what we are giving them a taste for. It often seems as if we spend more time researching materials than they do using them. However, many parents are just as committed to their children and would love to home educate, but feel that they cannot for many reasons: illness, singleness, children with special needs, or any number of upheavals that families of today must weather. For them, we are offering what we consider the best "sliced-bread" option on the market today.

    Cannot Imagine an Easier Way
    Switched-On Schoolhouse automatically guides the rate of student work, drills, and sets the level of achievement. You will also appreciate the built-in review and tutoring. Alpha Omega Publications seems to have it all covered with automatic grading and record-keeping. I cannot imagine an easier way to teach your child at home. This program will be a treasure for any parent who wants to home educate but feels inadequate for the task because of time, talent, or resources.
  • Approximately 130 lessons per subject
  • Students guided through lessons at their own pace
  • Most of the grading is automatic
  • Individual subjects also available

    Download the following PDFs to view objectives for all SOS grade levels:

    SOS Math Objectives

    Publisher's Information
    Publisher: Alpha Omega Publications
    Made In: USA


    Windows 7
    Windows Vista
  • 1 GHzProcessor
  • 1 GB Ram
  • 600 MB free hard drive space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • 16 bit color
  • CD-Rom drive
  • Printer recommended

    Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • 500MHz Processor
  • 512 MB Ram
  • 600 MB free hard drive space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • 16 bit color
  • CD-Rom drive
  • Printer recommended

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    OK for some, not my favorite May 31, 2012
    Reviewer: Homeschooler for 22  
    We have used SOS Math as both a part of the grade-package curriculum and as a stand-alone program. I much prefer the Teaching Textbooks curriculum and will switch all my students to TT next year. My math-challenged son found there was not enough explanation for him to understand the 'why' of what he was doing and when he did get a problem wrong, the explanations, if that's what you could call them, were sadly inadequate. In order to be able to answer his questions I had to enter myself as a student and stay just ahead of him in the lessons - something that took a lot of time I really didn't have. If math comes easily to your child and you like being able to have an entire packaged curriculm, this will probably be fine for you. If your child struggles with math I would consider another program (Teaching Textbooks being my recommendation).

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