Thursday, August 27, 2009

Quarter Mile Math - We Are Racing Our Way to Math Success!!

We have found an amazing math program that is perfect for all three of my boys. Quarter Mile Math is a computer based math program for grades K-9. The students get to choose between horses or cars that race each other. As your child solves the problem his car or horse progresses down the track. The faster he solves the problem the faster they move.

This program covers:
  • Numbers and Letters (keyboarding instruction...which I absolutely love!)
  • Whole Numbers
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percents
  • Estimation
  • Integers
  • Equations
  • and so much more....

There two major options for this program. The first is the Deluxe version which is only $2.95 per month for your entire family. $2.95 per family per month, $19.95 per family for one year (save $15.45 over one year) and $34.95 per family for two years (save $35.85 over two years). That is less that a math textbook!! This version, has all 323 topics in their entire product line which contains over 70,000 problems. The student's progress is tracked with a screen that shows all the topics which your child has practiced as well as the number of races they have completed, and their scores for each topic.

This version allows your children to participate in real-time tournaments with other people in your family. Children can play with their cousins or friends in other states!! This version does require an Internet connection, but your children are never actually on the web. You can download this program directly from the website and order a backup CD if you so choose.

The other option for families is the Standard program. These disks are $39.95 to $89.95 depending on the grades that you select. This is perfect for families like ours where we have multiple computers and two of them that do not have Internet connection. You can install the program on all your computers, but you need the disk to play the game so only one student can play at a time.

My little one absolutely loves this program. He is very competitive and was loving that he could "beat" the other cars by hitting the correct numbers on the screen. This program is perfect for him as he likes loud noises and activity and this program definitely kept his interest. I also notice a lot of improvement in his keyboarding skills as he has continued to play the game.

My middle child Jonathan loved this program as well as he liked the fact that it was a game and not just online problems. He still likes workbooks better, but wanted to play this game because it was so much fun.

My oldest son Brandon has the computer with the Internet connection so he reviewed the Deluxe version. I really liked the progress chart with this program and how quickly it tracks their scores. The other perk for him is being able to play tournaments with other family members.

I really like this program. It is very easy to install and add new players. It also captures a child's attention with the racing and the fun sounds. My only wish for programs like these is that they would progressively move children through the lessons. My boys often will play the same activity over and over rather than keep moving on to harder subjects. They tend to do that will all computer learning games so it wasn't just unique to this particular program. I will say however, that it was really easy to move from topic to topic on this program and we will be using this throughout our children's home eduction!!

For my readers, Quarter Mile Math is offering $5.00 either the Standard or Deluxe versions. The code for this discount is 7M7Z7. There is a place for this on the order form! This offer is good until September 30th.

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