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to maximize each student’s individual success, while pre- and post-assessments measure comprehension and retention. Plus, Accelerate focuses on re-teaching difficult topics to really drive key concepts home. As knowledge accumulates, students are provided with activities that engage them in progressively higher orders of thinking. Students have a “locker” to store all completed material to be reviewed at any time. Parents have a “toolbox” where they can see which assignments have been completed, can view each student’s scores on the automatically graded quizzes, and are able to grade written assignments using the editable rubric. Systematic Mathematics A retired veteran math teacher saw the sad decline of math education in the U.S. and decided to do something about it. He teaches math the way it used to be taught, supplying both the how AND the why, so that students UNDERSTAND math. Systematic Mathematics offers a non-consumable DVD program. Because the classes are on DVDs—your kids can easily replay and go over parts that are difficult for them. If a student needs more work on a certain lesson, s/he can simply watch the lesson again and print out another worksheet. The Critical Thinking Company™ For more than 50 years, the award-winning Pre-K—12+ products from The Critical Thinking Company have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind. Their products are fun, easy to use—they do not teach through drill and memorization or teach to the tests. The HomeScholar Lee Binz, The HomeScholar helps parents homeschool high school and is a leading Internet home school resource helping parents homeschool to college. She is an expert in how to craft winning homeschool transcripts. Lee is a dynamic homeschool speaker at homeschooling conventions as well as homeschooling support groups. Check out her homeschool online free minicourse and training webinar on how to give homeschool credit in high school. This Week in History This Week in History brings your home school to life! Whatever you want to learn, whatever there is to teach, it starts with history. TWIH is keyword-searchable and the whole year’s archive is available at any time. TRISMS Tired of textbooks? TRISMS is an aggressive tool for developing academic knowledge, critical thinking skills, practical living skills, literary analysis, writing, creativity, and more. TRISMS integrates writing with IEW, humanities, history, geography, literature analysis, rhetoric, economics, critical thinking, and more for middle and high school students. It’s classical, integrated, and research-based. Tutor.com Tutor.com offers live oneto-one tutoring the moment a student needs help. With g