For our review, we’ve been granted full access to the entire SDA course catalogue, which includes:
- Grades 3+
- Grades 4+
- Fundamental Math
- Grades 6+
- Earth Science
- Grades 7+
- Grades 9+
- English Composition
- Grades 11+
- US History
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP US Government and Politics
- AP US History
- AP English Composition
Tristan is seven years old, so he isn’t quite old enough for many of these courses (not that he let that stop him last year). This year he was keen to learn a little more arithmetic, so that’s where his focus was for this review.
The SDA program is entirely online, so you can access it anywhere that you have an internet connection. Tristan used it at home on our PC so that he could use the full-screen mode for the videos. Who wouldn’t want to see the 80s style cast nice and large? (Oh how styles have changed since I was in high school. I wonder what they’ll be by the time my children are that age?)
Tristan used SDA Arithmetic about 3 or 4 times a week after lunch. His belly was full and he could concentrate while I did the dishes. Kallista (5) would sometimes watch the videos with Tristan (you can see her reflection in the screen in one of the pics below), but at other times she had her own work to do or would play quietly. It usually didn’t take Tristan too long to do a lesson, although he didn’t complete all of the elements (keep reading for explanations).
The lessons are divided into 5 main parts:
1) Watch video: Just as it says, there’s a video to watch that features the folk above. They will explain the concepts for the lesson. You can follow along with the transcript, or watch full-screen.
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