LearnBop associated with K-12 now has a program specifically for homeschoolers called LearnBop for Families. LearnBop offers personalized, self-paced, online math support for students. The program supports grades 3-12.

LearnBop for Families was specifically designed for students working from a home environment. The program will evaluate your child, detect gaps in their learning, and help to fill in the missing links. Automatic help is built into every problem that your child works through with the support they need without having to rely on outside resources. With over 11,000 math lessons your child will be challenged, rewarded, and helped along the way. LearnBop wants to make math enjoyable for students by providing encouraging aids such as customized avatars, growth mindset cards, and so much more. Because the program is self-paced and customized for each student parents can feel reassured that their child is receiving just what they need to succeed.

I tried out LearnBop with my incoming 3rd and 5th graders.

My incoming 3rd grader was not quite ready for many of the concepts taught in the program. I had hoped that she would have been able to do a bit more with the program. With that said, she did work through parts of the 3rd grade level and with a bit of help was able to do pretty good. I will most definitely utilize the program as we go into this next school year.

She worked through the Introduction to Multiplication and Division. During this past year she eagerly learned a good part of her multiplication and division facts and so this unit was helpful. The videos do an amazing job at explaining concepts with step-by-step guided instruction both verbally and visually. The videos are short in length so that your student does not get bogged down in a lengthy lecture.

The units of study in the 3rd grade level are:

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^{rd}Grade
Introducing Multiplication and Division

Understanding Area

Addition and Subtraction Strategies

Unit Fractions

Measurement and Data with Fractions

Addition and Subtraction in Measurement Problems

Exploring Patterns

Multiplication and Division Strategies

Equivalent Fractions

Solving Area Problems

Polygons and Perimeter

Apply Multiplication and Division to Measurement

Computing Fluently

**An Example of one of the 3rd Grade problems:**

Abby’s puppy weighed 15 pounds when she got him. At his first visit to the vet he weighed 4 pounds more. At the second visit he weighed 24 pounds.

How much weight did the puppy gain between the first and second vet visits?

Use the drop-down menus to create an equation that shows how to solve the problem. Each digit has its own drop-down.

Before the student can begin working in any given unit they have to complete a

**Warm-up**in order to figure out where within the unit the student should begin working.
Within each unit there are

**Concepts**which are basically lessons. The lesson consists of videos, extra concept videos and problems to complete. The student must make at least a 90% in order to gain mastery within the concept.
Along the way students get positive reinforcement in the form of badges. Whether your student has successfully completed a section with flying colors or struggling through with low scores they will be encouraged by receiving mastery badges or don't give up badges.

Your student's progress is easy to follow with graphs such as this one.

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^{th}Grade

Factors,
Multiples, and Patterns

Problem
Solving, Multiplication, and Division

Fraction
Addition and Subtraction

Place
Value and Multi Digit Addition and Subtraction

Value
of Fractions

Converting Measurements

Deeper
Understanding of Multiplication

Measurement
Problem Solving

Fraction
Word Problems

Angles

Fraction
Multiplication

Fractions
and Decimals

2-Dimensional Shapes

Whole
Number Problem Solving

**5**

^{th}Grade

**Understanding Multiplication and Division**

Add/Subtract
Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Decimal
Place Value

Fraction
Multiplication

Rounding
and Comparing Decimals

A
Deeper Understanding of Fraction Multiplication

Unit
Fraction Division

Decimal
Computation

2-Dimensional
Geometry

Real
World Fraction Computation

Algebraic
Expressions

Coordinate
Plane

Fluently
Multiply & Divide Whole Numbers

My 5th grader does NOT like Math. Math is the one subject that she really struggles with, not necessarily because she doesn't understand but because she is overwhelmed by it all. She really like how the videos broke down the material into easy to understand pieces and went slow enough that she did not get overwhelmed. I let her kind of jump around throughout the units to explore instead of making her work her way through unit by unit. This summer I plan on having her utilize LearnBop in order to gain confidence and retain concepts learned. I will most definitely continue to use this as a teaching aid.

**An example from 5th grade:**

Jefferson High School has 1,289 students in the ninth grade and 925 students in the tenth grade.

How many students are in the ninth and tenth grades at Jefferson High School?

There are students in the ninth and tenth grades at Jefferson High School.

LearnBop has created a great program to help students succeed in Math at their own pace.

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