I am not exaggerating, not even a little when I tell you Mr. D Math is our NUMBER 1 homeschool resource. We have just taken their ASL 1 self-paced course and we loved it.
Before taking this course we had started with free sign language resources, but of course to satisfy the high school requirement we needed something more. Mr. D Math ASL 1 was what we had been looking for.
ASL 1 or American sign language year 1, is a full-year self-paced high school class, taught by Miss Thia.
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There are 30 lessons, a mid-term exam, and a final exam for ASL 1. All taught by Miss Thia, a former student of Mr. D. Math, and a graduate of Gallaudet University (the only deaf college in the world.)
If we had not taken a Mr. D Math lesson previously I would have been concerned about taking a self-paced sign language course. But, I knew what to expect as we had previously taken junior economics. Freddie would send in videos online of him using sign language for the teacher to grade and give feedback.
Within each of the lessons there are the following:
- Lesson – which is normally a 3 minute video
- Homework – which could be a quiz, an essay, or a video submission
- Practice time
- Mid Term and Final exam which involves a longer video submission
Freddie’s favorite class was probably when he was learning more about deaf culture. The students get to watch a fictional movie about deaf culture and then answer questions about it.
My absolute favorite was when Freddie shouted mom, mom, Princess Diana is doing British sign language! (Didn’t you just love her?)
I only found out after Freddie had completed ASL 1 that Miss Thia is the daughter of Mrs. S the junior economics teacher with Mr. D. These ladies are absolutely wonderful teachers, and because of this, we will be continuing with both ASL 2 and also high school economics in the summer.
When he completes ASL 2 this will satisfy the two years of foreign language requirement needed to graduate high school.
Cost of ASL 1
The self-paced ASL 1 lessons are $197 which we found to be of exceptional value. They also come with live zoom monthly help sessions too.
There are also full immersion classes, which means that Ms. Thia doesn’t speak and only signs.
If you have younger children why not start them with ASL 1 for elementary grades. There are worksheets, coloring pages, and more fun activities to help their learning! But this is a great place to start, and then maybe go onto ASL 1 with full immersion. We have created some free ASL art printables for you to download and have fun with too.
Mr. D Math
This is not our first Mr. D Math lesson we did a prealgebra lesson with them when we lived in the UK a number of years ago, but since moving to Florida, 3 years ago, we have taken their junior economics curriculum, and now ASL 1.
When we finish our current math curriculum (in about a month) we will be starting high school math with Mr. D Math too. We honestly love the way their curriculum works, Freddie loves the videos and I love the knowledge that he is learning from AMAZING teachers. It is an absolute win-win for both of us.
Check out our homeschool curriculum 7th grade Mr. D Math is being used for 3 SUBJECTS!
Mr. D. also has a podcast, the A+ Parents Podcast. Hosted by “Mr. D Math Live” Founder Dennis DiNoia, speaks with parents, homeschool organizations, and homeschool influencers on how to help our students become self-directed learners.
Check out Mr. D Math for yourself today, you will not regret it.
Last Updated on 25 March 2022 by homeschoolof1