Q: Is TabletClass a complete course curriculum?
A: Yes. Our learning system covers all topics found in a traditional math class complete with lessons, practice problems, tests/keys, notes and tracking software. The course was designed by a certified and experienced math teacher with the primary goal of teaching students to master middle and high school math. Each course was structured and developed to meet core curriculum standards. TabletClass easily duplicates what is taught in a traditional full year math class so you can feel comfortable that your child will be learning from a complete course curriculum.
Q: Do I need a textbook to use the TabletClass program?
A. No, you don’t need a textbook or any other supplemental material we provide everything you need online. TabletClass provides hundreds of pages of notes and worksheets that cover 1000's of problems. We also provide students with chapter tests and keys. However, if you have a math textbook it can offer additional problems to practice and explore. Older math books are just as good as the new ones so if you decide to purchase a math book we suggest buying a used textbook to save money.
Q. Does TabletClass meet state requirements for homeschool?
A. Each state has different homeschool requirements. We are very confident that our courses will meet and exceed your state's requirements. Our program has even been adopted in some public schools because our courses align to many state standards (outside of Common Core). However, it’s always a good idea to double check our curriculum with your state's most current requirements.
Q. Do you need to watch all the videos in order to learn?
A. It really depends on how you plan to use the TabletClass system. If your main instruction comes from our system then we recommend watching all the videos in order to master chapter core skills and concepts. We made this easy to accomplish by our course navigator; it's set up and organized just like chapters in a textbook. Another approach to experience the powerful benefits of TabletClass is to use it as a ready reference or tutorial system. Students can login 24/7 to watch the lessons they need help with so they can continue to progress with their math education.
Q. Does TabletClass provide grades and tests?
A. TabletClass does not issue grades to its members. However, we do provide excellent tests with answer keys and final exams. Click here to learn more in our Tests and Grades page.
Q. I have my own homeschool teaching philosophy. Would I need to follow the TabletClass system exactly as recommended to gain value from the material?
A. Absolutely not! We want you, the parent, to be creative and confident to make the appropriate adjustments that best fits your family's needs. Studies suggest most homeschoolers modify and customize standard curricula to teach their children. TabletClass recognizes that it's impossible to have a one size fits all approach and is designed to be highly flexible.
Q. There are other online learning systems that I can use why should I consider TabletClass?
A. TabletClass has been designed to teach students to master core skills. We strive to provide the highest quality math learning experience for all members. Our entire system was created by professional educators with a passion to get students ready for a competitive future. You will know that your child will be taught by an experienced math teacher that knows how to motivate students for achievement. With over 100 hours of detailed and effective instruction your child will be challenged and engaged. Lastly, TabletClass takes the pressure off of you, the parent. Your homeschooling day will be easier because you don’t have to manage a curriculum, prepare lessons or explain topics you’re not comfortable with–we make teaching your child math at home easy and effective.
Q. How do I know what course is right for my child...are there any placement tests?
A. TabletClass does not use placement tests. However, you do want to make sure your child has the fundamental background to be ready to start one of our courses. We strongly suggest that you go to our courses pages and read the specific curriculum details and the prerequisite guidelines. If you’re still not sure about what course your child should take please feel free to contact us- we are happy to help determine the right class for your child.
Q. How long does is generally take to complete a full course?
A. On average students complete courses within 7 – 10 months. This time range assumes the student works about 1 hour a day 5 days a week- i.e. a normal academic year schedule. Of course these time frames can vary greatly among students so if you need to extend your membership you certainly can. We strongly suggest that most homeschoolers consider our 1 year plan so if your children finishes within 12 months (and most do) you can switch into the next course and make the most of your membership time.