Q1. What's included on the Interactive MATH Full Year Curriculum CD?
The Interactive MATH Full Year Curriculum CD includes a comprehensive math curriculum for your homeschool journey. It includes a recommended lesson plan, formula reference sheets, multimedia lessons, interactive review, full curriculum book, worksheets, worksheets solution guide, exams and exams solution guide. In addition, if you have purchased a Premium Edition, you will also have new "valuable" and "time-saving" features. Please see demonstration as well as the product comparison chart available at the www.aplustutorsoft.com for more information.
Q2. What type of computer do I need to run the A+ Interactive MATH CD software?
If you plan to purchase a CD software, you will need a computer with Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 2000, or Windows 7, Window 8) operating system and about 250MB disk space available on the computer hard drive. The CD Software is not compatible with MAC.
If you plan to purchase an Online Edition, all you need is a computer (Windows PC or MAC) with high speed internet connection.
Q3. I just installed the software on my Windows PC but it doesn't work. It's saying "this software has not been validated yet." What should I do?
When you first install the software after initial purchase, the installation on this machine must be validated. Simply complete the information on the Registration form and submit it. As long as you have an internet connection, the system will send the data to A+ TutorSoft requesting to activate the MATH software. Once activated, you are ready to use the interactive MATH software.
Q4. Why do I have to register the program before I can use it?
Registering your program allows A+ TutorSoft to determine what version of the software you have which in turn makes the support process easier should you need any technical support. Registeringsoftware also allows you to obtain a valid "license file" which is required to use our Interactive MATH program.
Q5. I have the Premium Edition and I specified 1 student at the time of registration, can I add a student now?
Yes, login as an admin and you will see an option to add students.
WARNING: Please note that you will lose any existing student data when you uninstall and reinstall the software.
HINT: A+ TutorSoft allows a maximum of 5 students in the Premium Edition. You may want to specify an appropriate number of students that you plan to have at a future time when you register the MATH program.
Q6. I have the Premium Edition and I forgot the parent Username and Password that I used when I setup the profile, can I still use the Interactive MATH Program without logging in?
Yes, you may select the "Start without Profile" option on the startup screen and continue to use the Interactive MATH program. However, some premium features and functionality may not be accessible which allows parents to manage student assignment data and allows students to view their progress reports. You will notice that the "Admin Panel" or "Progress Tracking" button is missing from the main menu.Also, note that a username and a password are NOT required for the student. Your student(s) can continue to use the math program as usual simply by selecting their name from the dropdown list.
Q7. I have the Premium Edition and I forgot the parent Username and Password, how can I retrieve the username and password?
Please locate the one page "Quick Installation" instruction. The Admin Username and Password is listed there. Once you locate this, select the "Admin" from the drop down on this screen and specify the Admin Username and Password to login as an administrator.
Once you are logged in as "Admin" you will be able to retrieve your original Parent UserID and Password
If you need further assistance, please contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q8. I installed and successfully registered the A+ TutorSoft Interactive MATH program. But it does not play the multimedia lessons when I try to open any lesson. What can I do to fix this?
Our Interactive MATH program uses Adobe Flash Player to play the multimedia lessons. In this case, most likely either you do not have the Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer or the version you have is incompatible with our software. Please close the MATH program and install the Adobe Flash Player version that is included on the CD under "Supporting Applications" folder. Simply double click on the "install_flash_player_10.exe" to start the installation and follow the instructions as they are displayed.
Q9. I installed and successfully registered the A+ TutorSoft Interactive MATH program. But it does not open any documents such as a topic in the Curriculum Book, Worksheets or Exams. What can I do to fix this?
Our Interactive MATH program uses Adobe Acrobat Reader to display various documents. In this case, most likely either you do not have the Adobe Reader installed on your machine or the version you have is incompatible with our software. Please close the MATH program and install the Adobe Reader version that is included on the CD under "Supporting Applications" folder. Simply double click on the "AdbeRdr1010_en_US.exe" to start the installation and follow the instructions as they are displayed.
Q10. Does this Interactive MATH program run on Apple computers?
Our Interactive MATH program does not run on native Apple computers. However, there is a tool called "Parallels" available that will allow your Apple computer to run in Microsoft Windows like environment.Although we have not thoroughly tested this configuration, we have reports from customers that indicate that the program works very well on Apple computer running the parallels.
Please note that, we currently do not provide any technical support for this configuration. Please visit www.parallels.com for more detailed information.
Q11. Do I need internet to run this Interactive MATH program?
No, the program is designed to be installed on the local computer hard drive and runs locally to the machine where it is installed. And therefore, you do NOT need internet connection to run the MATH program. However, this program MUST be registered before you can use it once the installation is completed. You WILL need internet connection (just this one time) when you are ready to register and "activate" the program.
Q.12 Does A+ TutorSoft provide a placement test that will help me determine at what grade level my child is?
Yes, A+ TutorSoft does provide MATH Placement Test to help you determine areas of strengths and weaknesses for your child for each grade level. Please visit www.aplustutorsoft.com , to sign up for the Placement Test and have your child take the test.
Q13. What grade levels are the placements tests available for?
Please check our website at www.aplustutorsoft.com to see available grade levels.
Q14. I do not want my student to see the answer keys or the solution guides. Can I hide and unhide the answer keys and/or solution guides from the student?
Yes, you must have the Premium Edition of our Interactive MATH software running version 188.8.131.52 or above. You will see a button "Admin Panel" when you login as a parent. When you click on the "Admin Panel" and then "Parental Control", you will see an option where you can hide or unhide answer key to Worksheets and Exams as well as the worksheet solution guide and exam solution guide.
Q15. How do I know what version of the Interactive MATH program I have?
Please start the Interactive MATH Program and click on the "About Us" in the upper right corner of the application window. You will see an information window displayed and the MATH program version number is listed in the information box.
Q.16 What is the difference between the Premium Edition and the Standard Edition?
The Standard Edition includes the following core contents, features and functions
Multimedia Lessons that use all three learning modalities: audio, visual, and text.
Interactive Q & A that allows students to practice problem solving with immediate feedback and step-by-step explanation using audio, visual, and text.
Full Curriculum Book which contains chapters with concise and "to-the-point" explanations covering all the appropriate grade level content.
Worksheets PACK with printable worksheets.
Worksheets Solution Guide with step-by-step solutions for each problem in the Worksheets PACK
Exams PACK with printable exams
Exams PACK with printable exams
Exams Solution Guide with step-by-step solutions for each problem in the Exam PACK.
Recommended Lesson Plan in regards to the pace, timeline, and ordering of the material
Reference Sheets filled with facts, formulas, and diagrams.
In addition to above comprehensive grade level contents with core features and functionalities, the Premium Edition provides many "value-added" and "time saving" features. It can help you manage student assignments scores/records as well as allow you to monitor student progress which can save you a significant amount of time. In addition, the latest version also allows parents to control when they want to make the answer keys and step-by-step solutions guides accessible to students. Parents can hide/unhide the answer keys and the solution guides from students to prevent "unauthorized" access. It also provides students "weekly certificate of accomplishments". This is helpful and very encouraging for the students as they get "certificate of accomplishments" for all their good and hard work each week . It's a good way to recognize them on a weekly basis.
Please see Product Feature Comparison chart for side by side comparison.
Q17. I have the Standard Edition, how can I upgrade to Premium edition and how much does it cost for the upgrade?
Please contact A+ TutorSoft at email@example.com to request an upgrade. the upgrade cost is currently $25 plus shipping and handling. Prices are subject to change, please visit www.aplustutorsoft.com for latest pricing or contact support at at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q18. I have the Premium Edition, do I have to setup the profile in order to use the MATH program?
No. You DO NOT have to setup a profile in order to use the Interactive MATH program.
You may select the "Start Without Profile" option on the startup screen and continue to use the Interactive MATH program. However, some premium features and functionality may not be accessible which allow parents to manage student assignment data and allow students to view their progress reports. You will notice that the "Admin Panel" or "Progress Tracking" button is missing from the main menu.
Q19. I have been using the Premium Edition of MATH program without setting up the profile, can I setup a profile at a later time?
Yes, you may setup a profile at any time if you have not setup the profile. Please follow the step-by-step instructions in the document Start and Profile Setup.pdfthat is included on the CD for assistance
Q20. Why should I upgrade to the Premium Edition and how much does it cost?
Premium Edition provides many "value-added" and "time saving" features. It can help you manage student assignments scores/records as well as allow you to monitor student progress which can save you a significant amount of time. In addition, the latest version also allows parents to control when they want to make the answer keys and step-by-step solutions guides accessible to students. Parents can hide/unhide the answer keys and the solution guides from students to prevent "unauthorized" access. It also provides students "weekly certificate of accomplishments". This is helpful and very encouraging for the students as they get "certificate of accomplishments" for all their good and hard work. It's a good way to recognize them on a weekly basis.And all this for a low cost of $25 for the upgrade. Prices are subject to change, please visit www.aplustutorsoft.com for latest pricing or contact support at email@example.com
Q21. Can I print the Worksheets and Exams?
Yes, you can print each worksheet and exam to allow students to work offline using traditional "pencil-paper" method.
Q22. Can I print any parts of the Curriculum Book, Worksheet Solution Guide or Exams Solution Guide?
No. The Curriculum Book, Worksheet Solution Guide and Exams Solution Guide are designed to be used as reference material. Since these documents are designed to be used as reference and are NOT workbooks, it is NOT necessary to print these documents. In addition, A+ TutorSoft is committed to the environment and therefore, has provided the documents in easily accessible electronic format which eliminates the paper waste.
A+ TutorSoft does not encourage or allow any reproduction of these documents in any format. However, if you must have these documents in print format, A+ TutorSoft does offer these products in printed version. Please visit www.aplustutorsoft.com for more details.
Q23. Can I install the software on more than one computer?
Yes, as long as it is intended for use by the members of the family in the same household. Under the license agreement, you are NOT permitted to install the software for any other use including commercial use. Please see the "Terms and Conditions" of the license agreement for details.
Q24. I had to reinstall the software on my machine due to some technical reasons. How can I get a new license file to activate this MATH program?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining what exactly happened and why you require new license file. A+ TutorSoft may charge a small fee to re-issue a new license file with the timeline that was set for the original purchase.
Q25. Can I take real-time exams that are automatically graded by the program?
The CD software does not offer this functionality. But A+ TutorSoft offers Homeschool MATH Online Edition that includes worksheets and exams that can be completed online and graded automatically.
Q26. How can I upgrade/switch to Homeschool MATH Online?
Simply send an email to email@example.com to request an upgradeo r switch. You may be charged a small fee to upgrade or switch to theonlineedition.
Q27. Why should I consider upgrading to A+ Student - Online MATH?
The Homeschool Math Online offers many more valuable features in addition to those included with this CD product. Our Homeschool MATH Onlineprovides ample opportunity for students to practice problem solving with detailed step-by-step instructions in real-time with instant automatic grading. It allows students to take exams in real life-like mode. The Homeschool MATH Online provides several intuitive reports that students and parents can use to track student's progress at any time.
Additionally, the Homeschool MATH Onlinecan be accessed from any computer anywhere around the world as long as it is connected to high speed internet.
Q28. How much does the upgrade to A+ Homeschool MATH Onlinecost?
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an upgrade. A representative will be happy to provide you the pricing information.
Q29. Does A+ TutorSoft offer printed book products? If so, what book products are available?
Yes. Currently A+ TutorSoft offers the workbooks in print format. However, A+ TutorSoft is working on making more printed book products available soon. Please visit our Books listing with detailed descriptions on our website www.aplustutorsoft.com.
Q30. Is the Interactive MATH Curriculum from A+ TutorSoft suitable for any states in the USA?
A+ TutorSoft has worked very hard to provide most complete and comprehensive course contents to meet all state requirements.
Q31. Is there additional homework help available from the A+ TutorSoft?
The additional FREE online homework help is currently not available from the A+ TutorSoft is developing plans to offer this service in a near future.
Q32. How much does the homework help cost?
Please check our website for pricing and availability of additional homework help.
Q33. Is the online tutoring available form the A+ TutorSoft?
The A+ TutorSoft is developing plans to offer user paid online one-on-one tutoring as well as group tutoring sessions in a very near future.
Q34. How does the online tutoring work?
Once available, students shall be able to schedule time for tutoring. Students shall be allowed to join the live sessions with the tutor online at the scheduled time.
Q35. How much does the Online tutoring cost?
Please visit us at a later time for the pricing information on private online tutoring.
Q36. I noticed some errors in the multimedia presentation, what should I do?
Please send an email to email@example.com with detailed information explaining where you saw the errors.
Q37. How can I report problems to A+ TutorSoft?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org report any problems.