Math Essentials~Schoolhouse Crew Review

by adustyframe ~ July 24th, 2012



Recently, James told me that he really likes Algebra and Geometry. (Who does this child belong to anyway?!)

When I received the opportunity to review Math Essentials, we chose Pre-Algebra Concepts and we also received Decimals and Percents.

From Math Essentials site:

The key to this program’s success is that every lesson is fun and exciting. Each daily 20 minute session is short, concise and self contained. Students don’t have time to get bored or discouraged. Consistent review is built into lessons so students are able to master and reinforce their math skills. Students can see their progress and this helps increase their confidence and build self-esteem

From their site:

This book covers the four decimal operations and shows the close relationship that exists between decimals, fractions, and percents. Students will learn much more than computational skills. Practical, real-life problem solving will equip students with all the necessary tools for success in future math classes as well as real-life situations.

Table of contents and sample pages for Decimals and Percents.

Decimals and Percents is 80 pages long and is only the book (no DVD). It retails for $11.95.

Pre-Algebra includes a DVD and retails for $33.95. The book includes 96 pages and covers the topics in 2 lessons. See the table of contents here and sample pages here.

From their site:

This book is a must for students who are about to start their first algebra class. Exponents, scientific notation, probability and statistics, equations, algebraic word problems, and coordinate systems are just some of the topics covered. Learn and master the essential topics that will ensure success in algebra and beyond.

James and I sat down to work on the lessons and found them to be very easy and explained well.

The lessons are just the right of time to work on the concepts without becoming bogged down or overwhelmed.

Things we liked:

*short lessons

*teacher on the DVD explaining the concept

*answer key in the back

*glossary and tables/charts for reference

Things we didn’t like:

*James didn’t like that you can’t see the teacher on the DVD and that things show up on the white board without anyone writing them there. Slightly picky, but that’s what he shared when asked.

To read more about Math Essentials programs read this page. 

You can view samples of their books here.


Math Essentials will be offering a special promotion for the months of July, August, and September.

The promotion applies to any order placed through the Math Essentials website.

Any order that includes Mastering Essential Math Skills Book 1, OR, Mastering Essential Math Skills Book 2, OR, No-Nonsense Algebra, will include a free copy of Geometry (A $14.95 value) plus a free Homework Kit (A $4.99 value).

Crew members reviewed various books from this company. To see what they thought, click the banner below.

 Disclaimer~As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received a copy of each of the books in this post in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own. I was under no obligation to provide a favorable review.


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