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No really, that is the best way to learn them. And if you are like me, then this isn't such good news. I couldn't keep up with a stack of math flash cards if my life depended on it! I mean, my toddler thinks it is great fun to see the math facts "rain" down on the bottom floor from our school loft. Imagine hundreds of math facts and/or Latin flash cards raining down. Not that I've actually witnessed this...at least I'm not admitting it. So although, in theory, flash cards should be do-able. And, in theory, it shouldn't be hard. Somehow it IS hard to keep up the drill work involved in memorizing math facts. So let me just say that when I heard about and used www.xtramath.com on the internet I sang praises! I danced in the moonlight without coercion from flying insect! I signed all of my kids up and set them straight to work on drill work. And then I threw away the random and stray math flash cards that survived the rain. And then I ate chocolate, because all celebrations should include chocolate.
10 Great things about XtraMath:
- It's FREE
- It's EASY
- I don't have to keep up with which kid knows the 2's, 5's and 10's and which kid needs to practice their 4's! This is HUGE!!!
- It's on the computer so I can't lose it!
- No papers to keep up with or print out!
- No more index cards all over my house!
- The kids don't even hate it!
- It only takes 5 minutes a day!
- You can see progress on a special "teacher" page.
- You can play several times a day, if needed.