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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: computer based math programs? Reply with quote

Other than Switched on Schoolhouse, what else is out there?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends what you mean by math programs. For basic elementary math drill, for instance, Barnum Quartermile is pretty good, and there's an old DOS game called Number Munchers that you can download for free now and run under a DOS simulator.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I mean by math programs is one like "SOS" (Switched on Schoolhouse) that is a curriculum. Not just a practice site or game. A full math curriculum on a CD-ROM instead of having text and work books.

(SOS is by Alpha Omega- we have the AO Lifepac Math and aren't too impressed with it and SOS is basically just Lifepac on the computer)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are web sites that offer free worksheets / tests for elementary math, you could try looking into that. See the other threads in the Math area. Elementary math doesn't really involve that many concepts, it's mostly just lots of drill to build memory and speed.

When you get to Algebra, of course, computers are not well-suited to learning that level of math, since typing formulas and symbols on a computer is difficult. I'd recommend doing late elementary math through Algebra II at least with textbooks (I used Saxon).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, check out Teaching Textbooks. Here is the link.

http://www.teachingtextbooks.com/

It starts out with Math 5 and goes up to Pre Calculus
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noetic Learning StayAhead is computer based from 3rd - 6th grades. It is a practice based progressive program.

http://www.noetic-learning.com/homeworkweb
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:33 am    Post subject: Lymboo Math Curriculum & Online Program Reply with quote

There is an excellent online math practice program offered by Lymboo at www.lymboo.com.

The curriculum is comprehensive, and the structure is designed to promote long-term retention. The assignments are rich in basic concepts, word problems, and critical thinking exercises. Every topic is broken in to easy to grasp concepts so that children can become independent learners. The website is very easy to use.
Advantages over Kumon:
1. Online - it's convenient. No grading by parents. All performance reports are available instantly online.
2. Free diagnostic tests - determines where the students begins the program
3. Daily assignments - requires almost full score and within recommended time limit
4. Periodic spiral review assignments - to reinforce and retain what was learned earlier. Very important!
5. Cost - fraction of Kumon!
Check it out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Re: Lymboo Math Curriculum & Online Program Reply with quote

Kirti wrote:
There is an excellent online math practice program offered by Lymboo at www.lymboo.com.
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I'd like to recommend another site, quite different from what people expect, UNIZOR.COM. It's motto is "Creative Mind through Art of Mathematics" and it's main pedagogical objective is to train young students to solve problems.

UNIZOR.COM is created with an idea to direct studying mathematics in high school towards creativity and analytical thinking.

For students it offers a challenging environment oriented on solving problems and proving theorems - skills that will help in any real life profession.

For parents UNIZOR.COM offers a full control over the learning process via enrolling their children into different courses, checking the results of exams and making decision about how well these courses have been studied.

Finally, for teachers it presents an opportunity to individually approach each student's learning process, reducing the time needed for general explanation and spending more time addressing only issues that cause problems.

UNIZOR.COM is free and has no advertising. Its sole purpose is to distribute KNOWLEDGE in its purest form.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also k5learning.com which has two math programs - a curricula-based program and a math drill program.

Dreambox is an early elementary program

Mathmammoth has some free math worksheets
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