Tag Archive: Math

Facts First: Review

Facts First is an online math drill program produced by Saxon that teaches all the basic facts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  It uses placement testing, gives lessons and provides lots of practice for students. Facts First has a definite fun, game-like feel with animated characters, facts taught in the context of stories and…

Mathletics Review

Mathletics is a complete online math curriculum for Kindergarten – grade 8 that is great for homeschool use.  A one year subscription for one child is $59.00.  This provides 24 hour, 7 day a week access to Mathletics for a full year. There are several aspects of the Mathletics program.  First is the instructional portion…

GyMathtics: Review

Exploramania has a unique concept with their GyMathtics DVD,  incorporate math concepts and learning with exercise.  If you’ve ever used an exercise DVD enough so that you’ve memorized every word, inflection and pause, you understand that this is a brilliant idea.  If you have a child who enjoys learning while sitting upside down, you may…

Abcteach: Review

Abcteach is an amazing website with a staggering amount of free and membership resources for homeschoolers or anyone who works with children.  Do you use unit studies in your homeschool?  Textbooks? Lapbooks?  Delight directed homeschooling?  Enjoy literature based learning?  Do one or more of your children have a passion or interest?  Do you have a…

Quarter Mile Math Review

Barnum Software’s Quarter Mile Math is a complete math drill and review system for preschoolers through grade 12.  Quarter Mile is a computer based set of races featuring either race cars or horses where children race against their own best times to learn keyboard skills, counting, basic math facts or more complex fractions, averages, estimations,…

ALEKS Math: Review and Free Trial for Raising Olives Readers

Read to the bottom of this post for an opportunity to try ALEKS for a full month FREE! ALEKS is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system.  It is a complete, student-directed math program with no additional textbooks required.   ALEKS uses adaptive questions to determine what a student does and doesn’t know and…