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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Product Review: Math Facts Now!


Does your child struggle learning his math tables? Drilling with flashcards can get boring and tiresome. Plus, no child wants to tackle a stack of flashcards the size of a small mountain.


Math Facts Now! is a computer software program designed to help your child master his mathematics tables. It can be used for Pre-Kindergarten students up to any level of child who needs practice and reinforcement. An advantage of Math Facts Now! over other math drilling programs is that the parent has complete control over the structure of the program. This allows you to tailor the program to fit the needs of each individual child in your home. The program allows you to:



**You choose which function and which specific numbers to drill (ie: multiplication tables, 8's).
**You choose how many problems to be given in a specific session.
**You choose how much time your child is to be given to complete a problem.
**You choose how many times the child is to repeat problems that he/she made mistakes on or took too long on.
**Math Facts NOW! remembers which problems your child is having difficulty with, and automatically presents them back to the child with greater frequency!
**You choose to enter a reward for the completion of a lesson with no errors.
**You choose to print a list of your child's weak areas.


And unlike other programs, Math Facts Now! is completed on the computer, eliminating the paper clutter of speed drills and practice exercises around your home.


The program is affordable for any budget. The download version is only $15.95. The CD-ROM version is the same cost, plus $3.95 shipping and handling. System requirements for the software are: Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista and Windows 7. 4.5 Mb of free hard drive space required. Click here for on-line ordering information. The company can also be reached by calling: 1-540-622-4160 or by emailing: sales@mathfactsnow.com


Still not sure Math Facts Now! is the right program for your family? The company offers a free trial to allow you to experience the program firsthand before you purchase. Click here for information on the free trial offers!

OUR EXPERIENCE

This program is 100% completely worth it! It has everything that a drill program should have- optional rewards, parent controls, usable with multiple children of various ages. Once installed, you just click it on your desk top and go.
Of course, the parent has to make sure to set up the sections for the student beforehand. But that took me about a minute each time. I had more difficulty deciding on rewards for perfect completion than I did on choosing the skills they should practice.
And the boys liked it. They asked for it. They wanted to practice their math facts. This never happens when I pass out paper speed drills or grab the flashcards off the shelf. After finding this program, I think the flashcards are heading for a new home on the thrift store shelf.

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Group, I received Math Facts Now! free of charge in exchange for an honest review on this blog. I received no other compensation and the views expressed in this review are completely my own.

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