SuperKids looked at four leading Algebra programs this month, and found four programs that were pretty good, each with different strengths and weaknesses.
Which is best for your child? Click on the titles to see SuperKids' complete reviews.
[ages 12 to 14] from Edmark provides fun math skills practice and concept reinforcement for students who 'get it.' Students struggling with the basic concepts may require more supportive instructional assistance.
[ages 12 to 14] from The Learning Company, offers guided lessons synchronized to your child's school textbook, including feedback on specific problem areas, practice questions, and lesson-reinforcing activities. It is an excellent resource for those who need additional instruction and skill-building or who wish to move ahead of the classroom in algebra.
[ages 12 to 14] from Davidson, provides a broadly appealing collection of problem-solving activities supported by a video tutorial collection that will intrigue the user and offer practice for beginning algebra skills. Students struggling with algebra, however, may find the program lacks enough depth of structured instruction to be of major help.
[ages 12 to adult] from Mathpert, is a kind of teaching word-processor. Kid appeal is limited, except as a homework helper. When your child doesn't get it, you don't get it, and your child's friends can't help - it will actually show you how to solve problems, step by step.