This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 9th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Charlotte Mason approach.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TOS Review ~ Math Facts Now

Do you have a child who struggles with their math facts?  I do…I have tried many of things to get those pesky, yet important facts engrained into her brain. We have done flashcards, sticker chart, you name it. They just haven't clicked for her, until now. A few months ago I received an email to download a new computer drill program called Math Facts Now to review.

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Math Facts Now is a program available by download or CD-ROM that is used to drill your children on their addition, subtraction, multiplication or division facts. Think digital flash cards, only  better!  It’s fully customizable so you can drill the facts that your child struggles with. There is also an option for you to mix all the numbers from 1-12 and work those facts. There are progress reports that are available for printing and the program  keeps track of the problems that your child missed  and repeats those problems several times throughout the lesson. You get to decide how long the student has to answer each problem, how many problems you would like in each set, or  how many times they have to re-enter incorrect problems; it's completely under your control.

The price is just right at $15.95 for either the downloadable version or the CD-ROM (shipping for the CD is $3.95).  Want to try it out, you can by clicking here.

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The Math Facts Now program has a simple goal of teaching children to commit math facts to memory. This is their take on how to do it:

Unlike popular math programs that rely on cartoon characters to entertain children rather than educate them, "Math Facts NOW!" relies on solid and time-tested principles for the development of exceptional speed of recall and long-term retention of math multiplication tables ("times tables") and all other basic math facts.

We are HOOKED! I have both my elementary aged girls using this program daily and we are starting to see quicker response times and fewer errors and that makes this homeschool Mamma happy!!! To see what other members of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew thought, click HERE.

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I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse 2010-2011 Crew and as such received a subscription to Math Facts Now in exchange for a thorough and honest review.  Though I am compensated with free products, I am not compensated in the form of cash for my reviews.  The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but are not influenced by the company or the free product provided .

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