OK, I admit it, I hate to drill flashcards with my children! And you know what, they like flashcards even less than I do. That's why I was so relieved when I came across the dvertisement for Cap Jax Math Fax in
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.
This program is a great way to review the math facts. And it's easy on Mom too! First, set up your child's name, then decide whether you want them to just practice (the program will not keep track and "rate" their knowledge of the math facts) or play for rating. You determine what constitutes fact mastery by setting the time for a "super" rating. The default is 3 seconds. Your child will play through each level (like the plus ones, plus twos, etc.) while the computer keeps track of how fast he answers the fact. Once he achieves a "Super" on every fact on that level, he graduates to the next level. A level is a certain fact family. Your child can drill addition, subtraction, ultiplication and division using Cap Jax, and you can keep track of his progress by looking at the individual detail report.
My daughter enjoys this program better than Quarter Mile Math (which is a lot more expensive!) She is more motivated to play this game as she sees her rating get higher.
This program is a wonderful way to keep Mom sane and math drilling math facts enjoyable. A free trial of Cap Jax Math Fax is available by going to www.capjax.com.