Switched-On Schoolhouse Mathematics 6

Switched-On Schoolhouse Mathematics 6

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Item #: 011550
ISBN: 9780740337550
Grades: 6

Product Description:

Units: Whole Numbers & Algebra; Data Analysis; Decimals; Fractions; Fraction Operations; Ratio, Proportion, & Percent; Probability & Geometry; Geometry & Measurement; Integers & Transformations; Equations & Functions; Course Review & Exam.

SOS 6th Grade Math from Rainbow Resource on Vimeo.

Category Description for AOP Mathematics Switched-On Schoolhouse:

Alpha Omega offers their courses in interactive curriculum software. Features include automatic grading and record keeping, videos, animations, and sound files, custom curriculum options, advanced lesson planning, a variety of desktop themes, printing options, and more. Please refer to the Curriculum/Unit Studies section of this catalog for more details. All Switched-On Schoolhouse courses now come in USB flash drive format. Minimum system requirements: Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1/ Windows 10. (NOT Mac-compatible); printer recommended.




Category Description for Alpha Omega Mathematics:

Homeschoolers appreciate the Alpha Omega curricula for their ease of use and quality instruction. There are 4 different teaching options available to help you meet your math education needs: Lifepacs, Horizons, Switched on Schoolhouse (flash drive for Windows only) and Monarch (online). Please see each option for the full course description. Christian content is included in the Lifepac, Switched on Schoolhouse and Monarch curricula.

Category Description for Switched-On Schoolhouse Curriculum:

In the past, we have been reluctant to offer a complete computer curriculum for two reasons: 1) the homeschooling family is relying on one publisher for the entire content of its schooling; and, 2) having a student sit in front of a computer all day seems restrictive. Switched-On Schoolhouse, from Alpha Omega Publishers, has eased our first concern and offers advantages over a text-based curriculum for both student and teacher. This curriculum offers all major subject areas (Bible, history & geography, language arts, math and science) from a solid biblical and academic perspective. Content is AOPs LIFEPAC series of worktexts, which has been enhanced by adding interactive, video and audio clips, games and animation. For instance, science experiments are shown via video clips. In geometry, three-dimensional objects are illustrated as computer-generated objects rotating in space. Big events in history, literature, and the Bible can be re-enacted and shown on video. Audio clips of vocabulary and spelling words give correct pronunciations. Students have the ability to print out charts and draw graphs. Auditory learners can even choose to listen to an entire lesson or passages within the lesson instead of reading it. Using this software is therefore much more engaging for the student than using the LIFEPAC worktexts alone and automatic updates ensure that the content is always current. Students will also enjoy switching up homepage themes, widgets and avatars as well as using tools like highlighting text. New for 2018, the format of Switched-On Schoolhouse is a USB flash drive. The CD-ROM based product is no longer available.

For the teacher, advantages include automatic grading and record-keeping, flexible (and customizable) lesson planning tools, reports, attendance tracking, and the ability to allow a student to repeat or skip lessons or problems as needed. You can even print hard copies of assignments, lessons, records and more. Up to five students within a family can use the program (at once or during different years); however, if you update your computer system down the road, you will want to make sure your SOS software remains compatible with your new computer system. [Please also note that if you have previous versions of SOS installed on your computer (prior to 2010), games from the earlier version may be overwritten by the games from the newer version.]

Each grade level is available as either the complete curriculum (all 5 modules: Bible, History & Geography, Language Arts, Math and Science) or individual modules. A wide array of elective courses is also available in this format.

Minimum system requirements: Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1./ Windows 10 1.4 GHz or higher processor (2 GHz recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), 3 GB hard drive space [10 GB recommended]), 1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor, Adobe Reader, and printer (recommended). Please note that the software is NOT Mac-compatible and is no longer Windows XP-compatible.

Given its many advantages and reasonable cost, Switched-On Schoolhouse is well worth considering.


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Category Description for Alpha Omega (AOP) Curriculum:

Alpha Omega Publications offers several lines of Bible-based curriculum in all major subject areas. Each one fits different family needs. LIFEPACs are sets of worktexts and teacher materials. Available for grades K through 12 in all major subject areas and some electives. All instruction and practice is provided in the consumable worktexts. LIFEPAC are a mastery-based curriculum, and is student-paced. Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer-based curriculum which presents the subject matter and adds multimedia presentations. SOS curriculum is available for grades 3 through 12 in all subject areas and now comes in a USB flash drive format (Windows compatibility only). This option works well for the independent learner. The third option from AOP is Horizons. Horizons is available for grades PK through 12, depending on the subject matter. Horizons curriculum is only available for early learning, math, phonics/reading, spelling/vocabulary, penmanship, health, and physical education. This is a teacher-led option. Monarch is Alpha Omega's online option. 50 courses are offered in the areas of Bible, math, history, science, and language arts and are completely online for those who might have a MAC or just want the convenience of online lessons. Each course is available for up to three students in grades 3-12. Compatible with Mac and PC. You can try it free for 30 days at www.discovermonarch.com using code MON30RRC.


Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
6
ISBN
9780740337550
Format
CD-ROM
Brand Name
Alpha Omega Publications
Weight
0.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
4.88" x 2.62" x 1.62"
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My son loves math and has never had a problem picking up difficult concepts Until this year that is For 6th grade I wanted a program that would take some of the pressure off me as I am not very strong in math I bought SOS because I thought that was what we would get We are all so frustrated! Math has become a daily agony as this program does not explain the new concepts in a way my son or myself understands There is not nearly enough explanation and what there is seems convoluted Even my math wiz husband is confused with most of the lesson explanationsWhile this program may work for some families I am looking for something else to finish out our 6th grade year
March 2, 2011
I used this program with my daughterwho hated doing her math and within five minutes she could not do enough of her math work She just loves this program and can't wait to do school Not only does she love it but it is easy to use and freed up some of the my time to spend with my children as well
February 21, 2008

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