Self-Paced, Automated Quizzes, and Live Graded Feedback
The self-paced & online combo brought a few welcome surprises for my daughter.
First off, we learned that self-paced classes are a great format for kids who like to be in control of their own schedule. My daughter uses her Homeschool Planet online planner to schedule out her assignments and she loves the flexibility of planning out her jr. econ classes the way that works best for her.
Also, instead of allowing the student to bounce around and do lessons in any order, each lesson is locked until the previous lesson is complete. This is pretty clever and kept my daughter focused on completing lessons so she could move through the course.
My daughter always loves to do her economics homework!
My middle schooler also really liked the printable activities and worksheets and keeping them in her class binder. Each short lesson had a simple automated quiz at the end which was also a favorite part of the class. Aren’t we all suckers for immediate feedback?
But the part we really geeked out on was that some of the assignments and projects were graded by a real live person in real time. I had never heard of that for a self paced class and this was arguably the best part of this junior economics class.
The cherry on the top? Mr. D Math offered students contests with the chance to win prizes – but only if they could correctly solve a complicated math problem. I’ve never seen my tween so eager to crunch numbers!
Unexpected Benefit: My 12 Year Old Daughter Started Asking Me Financial Questions
Ever since she started taking this class, my 7th grade daughter started asking real financial questions. We began to discuss at length how debit cards and credit cards work. She asked me about how to choose the right bank. My 12 year old daughter on her own brought up supply and demand in casual conversations.
This is a “proof is in the pudding” scenario. Her Junior Economics classes are keeping her attention and curiosity. When she asks these questions my first response is that quick feeling of embarrassment that I completely forgot I should be teaching her these things.
But my second thought is how cool all this is that she’s not only learning these concepts but asking about them and discussing them with me and my husband.
Try An Online Self-Paced Class For Middle School Economics
When I think of Economics as a subject in school it doesn’t carry an exciting connotation. However, after going through Mr. D Math’s Junior Economics class with my oldest daughter, it’s now on my plan for my remaining three kids after her.
This is such a great online economics class and I can’t wait for the rest of my kids to take it!
Teach Real Life Skills With Mr. D Math Economics Classes
As kids get older they often have more opportunities to save and spend money. I think we’ve all seen our younger kids spend their birthday money the minute it comes to their hot little hands.
When we see our kids start to think about saving towards a bigger purchase, however, we know they’re ready to learn more about money management.
This is our sign to swoop in and start having the conversations that will give them the skills they’ll need to approach money in a healthy way when they’re older.