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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TOS Review: Math Facts Now

To help your child get a good strong foundation in Mathematics it is very important that they learn their basic Math Facts. Looking for a way other than traditional flash cards to help your child remember addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts? You might want to check out Math Facts Now 2.0. From the website: "Math Facts NOW!" is a simple yet very effective program that will identify weak areas in your child's knowledge of the times tables and basic facts of math, and drill in those specific areas, automatically giving increased drills in those areas." Math Facts now does not use cartoon characters or other things that can distracting to your child but instead uses time tested principles to aid in memorization of and speed of recall of basic math facts. This is not a comprehensive Math Program but acts as a supplement to any program you might be using. The program can be used by as many children as you need and is geared for children in grades K-6.

Math Facts Now 2.0 is available for immediate download to your computer for $15.95 or available on CD Rom for $15.95 plus $3.95 shipping and handling. This product will run on Windows 2000, XP ,ME, Vista, and Windows 7. 4.5 Mb of free hard drive space is required. Some of the features of this program are:

  • You decide how many problems to give in a specific lesson

  • You decide which numbers to drill

  • You decide how long your child can take to solve their problems

  • You decide how many times your child has to repeat problems they got wrong or took too long to solve

  • You have the ability to enter a reward for the lessons your child completes with no errors

  • You can print out a list of your child's weak areas

  • The program remembers which problems your child has had difficulty with and gives those back to the child with more frequency

For a free online trial or to download a free trial to your computer click here.

I have never been a big fan of flash cards, but I know memorization of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is so important for a strong foundation in Math. If children struggle with basic math facts, they are going to struggle with Math throughout their education. Math Facts Now is an easy way to help your child memorize or reinforce their basic Math Facts. My children enjoy typing on the computer much more than writing in a workbook so there was no complaining involved when they were asked to use this program. The program is very simple and easy to download and use. The set-up is easy for parents and the children can get right to work without any help from the parent. In only minutes a day, your child can begin either learning or increasing their efficiency and speed in working through their Math facts. Parents can view and print a detailed report showing exactly how your child did on their lesson and the average amount of time it took them to complete each problem. A great feature is the ability of the program to "remember" the problems your child gets wrong and retests them on those more often than others. This program is a definite keeper for my family to do "brush up" work on our basic Math facts.

To see what other crew members are saying click here.

I received a complimentary download of Math Facts Now 2.0 for the purpose of writing a fair and honest reveiw. I received no other compensation.

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