Thursday, August 27, 2009

Quarter Mile Math

When we were sent Quarter Mile Math Deluxe Version my first thought was, oh no, more math stuff to review! This made the 4th math product for my son to use this year, so far.

However, this one is a keeper. It is fun for everyone!! Getting the rest of the family to join the boys and I, yes I played too, will be a challenge though. The girls and Court do not like Math. Hopefully we can get them into the spirit of things by challenging them to try and beat our time, and then we can all improve our math skills and speed.

Quarter Mile Math is a mental math, skills, practice program. You can choose to race with riderless horses in a field or with race cars. It is easy to install, easy to set up, and easy to play. You can race yourself and try and beat your previous times or race other family members. It made me want to race my kids on the same topics as they have done and see if I could beat them. They win at most everything these days, they are much smarter than I am, and way, way smarter than I was at their ages. I was so excited to find that I beat both of them... "Come on boys. Don't you want to play some more and try and beat Mom's time??" LOL

Christopher has been using this daily as part of his school. Just a few minutes to do a couple races and then on to other things. Nathan has just started using it, he was trying to beat my time... and lost. HA! We are trying to get the rest of the family involved.

On of the cool things about this program is the encouragement you get when you try and beat your own time or the time of others. It will track and average your best five races for you and if you improve by hundredth of seconds it can tell and proclaim you the winner. Check out some of the video on the Overview and Features pages, also check out the pdf list with the massive number of topics covered.

Quarter Mile Math:
  • Was chosen for use in all 1,300+ Sylvan Learning Centers in the U.S. and Canada
  • Is a self-competitive format—a top motivator
  • Has a race format makes mental math practice exciting
  • Has topics that cover K through pre-algebra
    (K-9th grade)
  • Has 70,000+ problems to keep boys, girls, and teens on their toes (adults too!!!)
The Deluxe Version has access to all the levels, all the math problems, for as long as you pay the subscription price. To see a comparison between the Deluxe and Standard see: Deluxe Version vs. Standard CD Version Comparison

Quarter Mile Math has just started a new page just for Homeschoolers Here. In that section you’ll find helpful resources like…
--- “Getting Started” (Information that will help you understand the basics of the Quarter Mile Math quickly and easily and help your kids jump right in to using it.)
--- “Tips & Info” (This will be an ongoing series of emails to help you make the most effective use of the program. Once emailed, they will be posted on this page. Anyone can sign up to receive these emails.)
--- “Printable Progress Chart” (Helps you keep track of students’ progress in The Quarter Mile Math.)
--- “Users’ Forum” (A place for homeschoolers to see how others are incorporating The Quarter Mile Math into their curricula.)

The Homeschool pages were just started this week so the forum is practically empty, but if you sign up you can become a part of the community and add your ideas to help other homeschoolers.

Out of 5 stars we give this:

Because of the following, I also give it my good value icon:
They recently added more affordable options for subscribing to the Deluxe version. Subscribers can now get it for…
--- $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)

Go to the Order Now page and then click on each" order now" box for more details. With the Standard version you get a CD but with the Deluxe version you can get a CD or just download it if you want... saves $5.

You can also give it a try with a free Demo, then you can see if your kids (and you and your spouse) like it as much as we do, I know you will want to keep using this product.


Check out the other reviews on this product by my pals at the TOS Crew blog.

Update: Good News!! Quarter Mile Math is offering the readers of the TOS Crew Blogs $5 off any product--Standard or Deluxe-- use the Referral Code below
There is a place to input this code on the order forms. This Referral Code will be good until September 30.

Have a great week,

1 comment:

Mrs. White said...

Very well done!

Mrs. White (from the crew)


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