- Reviewed on Tuesday, September 3, 2013
- Grades Used: 3-5, 7-8
- Dates used: 2004-2005, 2012-2014
SPENT WAY TOO MUCH FOR WAY TOO LITTLE = BJU MATH is FUZZY MATH. I just would like to express how much I have loved this program in the past and even from last year, but this year something happened to the customer service department and the nickle and dimming people for teacher resources and teacher support materials. We paid extra from the kit cost for all the subjects Teacher Support Materials expecting to not have to make copies on our printer(there are hundreds)and now we are still having to do that because the pages they sent us are wasted paper. They are papers that the student check mark for completed lessons, not actual lesson plan papers the teachers ask for. They include headers and extra things the teachers never ask for.
We are overseas at US installation and have told them repeatedly that we have a USA post Office because we are a territory. Therefore we can use flat rate boxes and flat rate prices and still receive the items through a USA post Office here on the installation. They wouldn't help us so we ended up paying two yrs in a row over 200 dollars to get the stuff here when it should have only cost around 80.
Last year for 3rd grade we bought the whole kits teachers materials and teachers manuals ...the whole kit and caboodle. We got it all just fine. This year for some strange reason they decided to not include the teachers actual teaching books but send CDs instead. The frustrating part in this is we are spending over a 1000 dollars for curriculum and they never even once told us on the overseas phone call at 5 am our time 5pm their closing time that the Teacher Manuals would be CDs. CDs are not equivalent to physical expensive 75 dollar manuals, but at the same cost.
We are extremely frustrated and every time we have attempted to send in reviews they reject them. They are not foul reviews just negative ones. So there are either no reviews or only good ones on their sight.
I came here to help some other people from making the mistakes with them and to inform people of what is good and what isnt with BJU press that I have experienced. Know your stuff. Read all the details. Even then it still may not be as good as it seems.
They have yet to respond to us about the requests we have made other than generated emails.
The materials are wonderful and my daughter loves the teachers on the hard drive and the choice to have biblical values taught to her everyday through every lesson is one we do not regret other than having to deal with the real people who work for BJU Press in their customer service department.
- Reviewed on Monday, April 22, 2013
- Grades Used: 6th
- Dates used: 2013
My son is enjoying the 6th grade online DLO Science. He really likes the teacher and finds the videos very interesting. )His favorite subject is Science) I let him choose the chapters in whatever order he likes. He has done 5 chapters so far. I love that he can be independent with it. We will definitly consider another science class in the future.
- Reviewed on Thursday, July 12, 2012
- Grades Used: 5th
- Dates used: 2011-2012
Bob Jones Online is excellent! The vidoes are top notch & easy to follow. The program gives you all the Schedule of Lessons & Record of Grade reports to print out. You can also pay to have them printed from Bob Jones if you choose. The teacher material is quick to find. The student can work very independently if needed. I have tried A Beka & other state funded online programs & didn't like the others. A beka was not as easy to follow for the teacher & the student videos were rather boring for the student.
You can choose to eliminate some experiements & activities that are just extra reinforcement. Online quizzes & tests are very good. Student workbooks work nicely along with each lesson.
- Reviewed on Thursday, February 23, 2012
- Grades Used: 3rd & 4th
- Dates used: Dec 2011-May 2012
We just started but just LOVE it so far! It is longer than we were used to but if we stay on track, it goes very well. The kids just love their teachers and the lessons are far more exciting and fun than I could ever make them! There can be a lot of printing if you choose to do all of the extra work. We usually do not do that unless extra practice is needed. We also do not do all of the extra experiements/crafts/activities (although they want to!) because there are so many of them. We will definitely continue with Bob Jones online!
05/12 Now we have 5 months under our belt and still say WE LOVE IT! We still don't do all of the printing (it's just not necessary most of the time) so disregard those comments on other reviews.
One of the things we really enjoy is that along with each chapter of math or English (or whatever subject) they are also learning something secondary. Ex: in math they also learn about underwater creatures! Or they may learn about another country with their English lesson. Great curriculum!