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    Thinking about using Thinkwell for Algebra 1 for my 8th grader. Got a free trial...seems like it mostly will do what we want...but tell me how Thinkwell did for your child, any grade/subject.

    PLOT TWIST! My son wants to go to regular high school next year for 9th grade. Thinkwell is not Common Core aligned...it is the old standards. So...if you child did one of these courses in the last few years, how did (if you know) it line up with current standards? I have talked to a teacher at our Charter type school and he feels that Algebra 1 is Algebra 1 as long as it gets to Quadratic Equations. I am trying to line this up with a CC text book...but terms are different so not sure I am seeing the same things or not!

    What I am seeing that looks good for MY particular dyslexic child is video/audio and text, so that it is multi-sensory (Or at least as much as possible.) Notes to look back at if needed. Videos, so far, seem pretty good. Edited to add: The subjects/topics go in order and build, not random order. Review of known subject matter is a good thing for my son, so not worried it is not adaptive.

    We have also been doing ALEKS Algebra 1. It is NOT so good for MY child. Do like the adaptive testing (he will be using this testing to get credit by taking the test once per month to show progress.) But lessons...not liking that they jump around. REALLY not liking that. Not liking that they don't all have videos to go with each lesson. Found a few errors...really annoying. Anything that you have seen with Thinkwell that mimics ALEKS? Only seeing the first few lessons that may have been highly refined may be hiding things I need to know.

    Thanks for any and all input!
    Last edited by CrazyGooseLady; 07-16-2018 at 04:31 PM.

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