The Joy of XtraMath

| June 20, 2012 | Comments (1)

We were looking for a fun way to prevent summer math slide when a friend introduced us to XtraMath. It has been so much fun for our girls that I’m recommending it to everyone.

According to the website, XtraMath is a nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all. Sounds dull, huh? Well, it’s not. XtraMath is a completely interactive program that helps kids master basic math skills in a way that will help them on their standardized tests. We all know that these days knowing the answer to the question isn’t enough. Students need to be able to answer the question, work the computer and complete the assessment in the alloted time. XtraMath helps students master the skills needed to answer math questions in three seconds or less.

Students work at their own pace. They have a short, daily lesson that combines basic skills with a beat the teacher quiz. Once they master a certain skill set, the questions become harder. Parents receive a weekly progress report letting them know how their budding mathmatician is doing.

The best part of XtraMath is that it is free. Of course, if you have a few extra dollars I’m sure the nonprofit running the program would appreciate a donation. It’s not a requirement to participate, though. Everyone is welcome to sign-up and start mastering basic math from addition to division.

In these days when standardized testing determines so much of our children’s academic future, this is a great support opportunity. XtraMath is a fun, easy way to help your child keep his or her math skills sharp this summer.

Shari blogs about life with twins at Two Times the Fun. Image courtesy of Stock Exchange.

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About Shari: Shari is a mom, wife, marketing communications professional, gardener, Chicago Blackhawks fan, college sports fan, traveler, quilter, community volunteer, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, Siberian Husky owner, Girl Scout troop leader and book lover. You can find Shari blogging about life with twins at Two Times the Fun and tweeting @slcs48n1. View author profile.

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