How AFB Works
Algebra for Breakfast is an online algebra learning program for children grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. The only difference between the two programs is the content itself. Although some of the content repeats in each program, the topics discussed and the lesson plans are specifically targeted to each age group.
Watch this great video that explains all about AFB and what you get in the program:
What happens when I sign up?
The program has three basic components:
1) Physical tools:
These include a set of math dice, and most importantly, a full set of math manipulative pieces. These tools will elevate your child’s ability to connect the dots of math and learn Algebra in a fun and extremely effective way. (It can take a week or more to receive these tools via US Mail)
While you wait for your Membership Package to arrive, you will be given online access to some preparatory lessons that are very important to making sure your child is ready to learn and discuss the upcoming concepts that are taught in the AFB program.
Once you receive your AFB Membership Package which includes these physical tools, you will alert our membership site by entering a specific access code that will be included in your package.
See a video demonstration on how Math Dice (Games) help your child to learn Algebra CLICK HERE
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2) Online Video Lessons:
There are up to 50 online lessons in each AFB Grade Level Program. The lessons will be unlocked for review over a 90 day period of time. The lessons were specifically assembled in a way to maximize learning over a period of time as compared to all at once.
Online learning has been proven to be most effective when done in segments, rather than through immersion. This is especially true when the content is supplemental to their normal learning.
These Video Lessons are given by Bob Hazen himself in an actual learning environment with children, so your child should feel right at home. There are additional lessons mixed in where Bob speaks directly to your child or you as a parent. Each month, a new set of lessons will be unlocked.
You will have access to all of the lessons after 60 days and will continue to have access as long as you remain and AFB member. Although the program is delivered over 90 days, we encourage parents to not push their child through the program too fast. Follow their progress and if they seem to be catching on, move forward. If there are struggles, pause and review the most recent lessons until your child is confident in the material.
3) AFB Printable Worksheet Exercises:
Each AFB Video Lesson will be accompanied by a worksheet that you can print out. These printables are great ways to fully engrain the concepts and steps that are taught in that specific video lesson. We encourage parents to engage with their child during this time and some exercises may work best with a partner.
Keep in mind that the video lessons are short and the printable worksheets are designed to be short and fun exercises as well. This is all to enhance the enjoyment and the overall effectiveness of the learning process.
Parents are free to submit any questions through our support area. Each lesson has a link to ask question about the lesson itself but parents can ask questions about the program process as well.
Bob has also been known to reply directly to children with specific questions, especially if the question can be applied to other children in the program.