Sunday, August 12, 2012

Math Made Easy - Multiplication {TOS Crew}

We have tried several things to help Computer Girl {my 4th grader} get all of those multiplication facts memorized and until now we had not quite succeeded.
Recently, we were given the Math Made Easy - Multiplication program, created by Glenda Brown James, to review for the TOS Crew.  The goal of Math Made Easy is for students to master math facts in six weeks, with out using their fingers!

This program consists of a workbook that includes the following:

  • Lesson Plans
  • Pre Test
  • 6 Weeks of Daily Activity Sheets
  • Post Test
  • Games
  • Flashcards
We started using the Math Made Easy workbook about 5 weeks ago and she is doing fabulous!  I like the concept with this program.  It is a little different than memorizing your 1 tables, 2 tables, 3 tables and so on.  Instead, the student first learns that 0 times any number is always 0 and the 1 times tables. 

Next, the student learns 6 new multiplication facts per week.  These facts are learned by using fun worksheets as well as flash cards. 

Computer Girl has enjoyed working with this program and has seen how she has progressed.  She does her worksheets independently, I check them and go over any mistakes and then we do her flashcards together. 
There are a few games that were included in the program but we really just stuck the the basics.  She didn't seem very interested in them to be honest and did fine with out them.  I did feel like there was a lack of information on one of the games, I really wasn't quite sure what to do with it.

In my opinion, I feel this is a simple, yet effective supplement to get those multiplication facts memorized. 

The Math Made Easy - Multiplication workbook is available for $24.95.  This seems to be a good purchase especially since the author does allow copying with in your family so they can be used with several children.

Math Made Easy also has an Addition workbook available for younger students.

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.


Beeker said...

Way to go Computer Girl! So glad you are getting your mult. facts! We miss you all very much!

Brandi said...

Thank you, I will tell her you said congrats!

We miss you all too!!

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