Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TOS Review: Math Facts Now




My eight year old and I have been working thru the multiplication facts and he is doing so well. I was very pleased because I thought it would be more difficult for him since he doesn’t really do well with rote memory type learning.

PhotobucketWe used several different methods to learn his multiplication tables and one of those methods was Math Facts Now. It was very simple to use. I downloaded their product then I created an account for my son with different lessons for him to practice. A lesson isn’t something that is taught, but rather a way to practice what you already know. It works just like flash cards, only with a computer.

I created him a lesson on subtraction because that’s still a little challenging for him and I also set up a lesson on the multiplication facts that he’s learned so far. When you set up a lesson you can determine how many facts they must get right before they’re finished and how long they have to answer each problem. If they get it wrong they must retype the problem and solution. You determine how many times they are required to retype them. I chose two times for my son. You can set up lessons in Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, or Division. If you’d like to see for yourself exactly how this works, they do offer a free trial.

You can set up multiple students and have them do multiple lessons, but for us I only used it with one student. There is also a progress report to help you see at a glance how he’s doing. It gives you the percentages for correct and incorrect answers as well as how long it took to ansPhotobucketwer.

.The cost of this program is $15.95 for the download or $15.95 + $3.95 shipping  and handling for a CD ROM. We used the download version and it worked perfectly.

If you’d like to see what other homeschoolers thought of this program, click here.

**Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I received this product free of charge, in exchange for my honest opinion/review. For more honest reviews from real homeschoolers, visit the TOS Crew website.

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