Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Math-U-See is a math curriculum company tailored for homeschool students offering complete programs and supplemental math programs for those students who need additional math help. Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) for Addition and Subtraction aims at providing struggling math students the confidence and skill levels to properly be at a place of math victory instead of defeat.
Math-U-See offers many different programs, but for the purpose of this review, I will be covering the Accelerated Individualized Mastery program.
What Is AIM
AIM stands for Accelerated Individualized Mastery, a program from Math curriculum creators, Math-U-See. AIM has physical aspects of the kit as well as digital.
I really like that the company offers a before assessment. They actually deter you from buying if the score is above a certain amount. Which honestly I think speaks highly of the company.
Their website is especially easy to navigate, and there are video tutorials for everything if you find yourself confused at what the next step is.
When we received our full kit, there was a coupon code that I used at checkout to get digital access. You can have the option of just buying digital access without the use of the manipulatives.
Personally, the digital access program more than covered everything we needed. All of the lessons are easy to navigate with printable resources/worksheets from each.
This minimalist small cabin home mama loves digital products. So if you are someone who is debating between the two, unless you really want the manipulatives, the digital course is excellent!
The program is tailored to the fundamental math facts.
So, if a child knows his facts, it is not necessary. It is aimed to help struggling math learners ages 8-16.
I wanted to try this program even though my boys are 6 and 8. My 8 yr old is good at math but doesn’t know all his facts yet. One of the resources available with the program is the drill computer program.
With the drill, you can choose what facts to work on, for example, + 1, +0, +9, etc. It is to help so that the facts are just recalled instead of stopping to count or tally numbers.
I did notice that they have an app for $10 you can purchase. I didn’t get the app but based on how extensive and thorough their program is, we may download it.
Currently, we use another math curriculum and my youngest is not receptive to it. He absolutely loved doing his math on the computer with AIM. The blocks also served as great castle makers in between lessons.
I’ve always heard great things about Math-U-See and now I see why!
This program trains the child to see numbers in groups added to groups instead of individual 1’s. They have a particular sequence of how facts are presented. Their program in my opinion really excels for visual learners.
Be sure to do the before assessment to see if your child would benefit. I highly suggest watching the tutorial beforehand as it explains how to administer the test. Basically, you want to know where your child is, so if they don’t know the answer that’s ok. It helps you to know what they need.
Math can be a fun subject and enjoyable. Sometimes, your child just needs some different kind of help. Check out to see how others on the crew used this program especially if you have older children struggling in math.