Monday, September 19, 2011

AIMS Area Formulas for Parallelograms, Triangles, and Trapezoids ~ Review

As part of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine review crew my family and I had the opportunity to review AIMS Essential Math workbook: Measurement and Geometry - Area Formulas for Parallelograms, Triangles, and Trapezoids.

Available for $9.95

This particular AIMS program includes a CD and is geared toward student in the 6th–8th grades. 

A lesson plan is provided, which divides the seven lessons up over fifteen days. We didn’t strictly follow the lesson plan; however, I do feel it could be very beneficial to others.     

The workbook activities allow the students to learn while completing hands-on activities, such as cutting, measuring, reshaping cut-outs, and the use of a geoboard, if you own one.

The accompanying CD offers printable copies of the worksheets, cutting pages, and assessment, slideshows of the comics (also found in the workbook), as well as animations and videos. 

Our thoughts:
There were some aspects of the program we liked more than others.  We enjoyed the hand-on activities. The comics were great because they provided a nice review of the lesson in a conversational tone. And the videos and animations helped explain and cement the information.   
Dislikes: I felt it was lacking a bit in instructional guidance for the teacher.  Although the answer sheets and the video accompanying the lesson gives a brief explanation, there were some areas of the program I felt confused on what to do. With that in mind, without the lesson plan, it was unclear when one lesson ended and another began.         

Overall we liked this AIMS math program and I would recommend it to those of you searching for a fun hands-on and interactive geometry program. 

Be sure to stop by the TOS Homeschool Crew hub and read what my fellow crew members had to say about AIMS Area Formulas for Parallelograms, Triangles and Trapezoids and other AIMS products. 

I'm a crew member with The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew and I received AIMS Area Forumlas for Parallelograms, Triangles, and Trapezoids free of cost in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Good review :) We reviewed the AIMS- Primarily Magnets and enjoyed it.


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