Professor B Math
Professor B is an E-Learning math
curriculum that we were asked to
review over the past month. It has
three levels ( 1–3) and can be used for
grades K– 6. As of this writing, the
cost is $20 a month for the use of one
level, an additional $15 a month to
use two levels, and an additional $10
a month to use three levels. To purchase Professor B Math E-Learning
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After receiving our password to access our online account, we got to work
checking out the different levels. All
three of my children were able to use
this program. Yay! You will need to figure out which level to start your children in before you can begin. There is
a placement test for your kids to take at
no charge to you.
You will need to come up with a way
to keep track of which lesson you are
on, especially when using this resource
with multiple kids. I couldn’t remember sometimes which kid was on what
lesson, and I had to go through and
scan them, etc. A bit too time-consuming, especially when they’re sitting
there waiting to get started. Therefore, I
suggest that you keep a little record going—no big deal really.
I sat and did the lessons with the
kids to make sure that they weren’t just
clicking ahead and not completing the
entire lesson. My youngest one worked
on level 1 and definitely needed my assistance to read what Professor B was
telling him to do next.
I thought the program was easy to
work with and got straight to the point.
I appreciated that each of the lessons
showed you how long each one was going to be. (…) After a lesson is completed, there are extra practice pages that
you can print off for the kids to do to
enforce what they learned.
This is not a hands-on program
with manipulatives, so if you have a
kinesthetic learner, as I do, you will
want to view the sample lessons. I say
that only because the program moves
quickly. You’ll notice that it says on the
homepage of the website: “ 3 years of
math in 1 year!” That’s a fast-moving
program, and if your child needs more
real-life experiences to teach him a
concept, this might be difficult to ac-
complish with this program. I would,
however, use this with a kinesthetic
learner as a review program and to
reinforce concepts, especially if the
student likes having time on the com-
puter and doesn’t want to feel left out
(if his siblings are using it). However,
Professor B is not a review program
but an actual teaching tool.