Home >

(damaged) Quarter Mile Math Level 2 - Grades 4 - 6
The Quarter Mile Math Program Grades 4 - 6

More Views:

All damaged sale items are non-returnable
Retail Price $39.95
Our Price: $24.99
Ages: 9-11
Grade Levels: 4th-6th

Availability: Sold Out!
Product Code: 335-134
Sold Out!

Timberdoodle's review Video
Watch A Video Demo Of Quarter Mile Math To See How It Works!

Contains 214 topics and over 33,000 problems: whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, estimation, and, of course, the four main math functions. Your child will even learn some math tricks.

About Quarter Mile Math: We have offered a number of math drillwork computer programs in the last twenty years. What has been fairly common in all of them is the lack of a game mode. It is apparent to us that those programs that involve playing an adventure game spend a proportionally small amount of time doing math.

In the past, the only alternatives were computerized flashcards; not entirely mesmerizing, but certainly effective. So now we are delighted to be able to bring you The Quarter Mile Math Program, unquestionably the best blend of entertainment and education that we have seen.

First, the educational side: you will find the scope of The Quarter Mile Math Program to be vaster than any that you have ever investigated. The topics covered go way beyond basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. For younger children, topics include counting and place value. For older children, the subject matter contains fractional coefficients and concepts through pre-algebra, with all manner of topics in between.

Remember, though, this is drill work only. Your child will need to learn the subjects another way. Nevertheless, you will find this program to be beneficial for day-to-day drilling and indispensable if your child needs to prepare for state math tests which include time trials.

The entertainment side involves the choosing of a car or horse to represent the player. His rider-less horse or car accelerates with each correct answer to a “flashcard-type” problem. The horses or cars in the other five lanes are the exact replays of his top five previous races. Therefore, the child is constantly motivated to compete against his own personal best. Because elapsed times are calculated to 1/1,000th of a second, even the slightest improvement is registered, but displayed in a way that a young child can understand.

There is an additional savings if you choose to purchase the entire program at once, but our suggestion is to buy only what you will use for the next two to three years. Technology is changing so rapidly that it is really not wise to buy a computer program today that you anticipate your child will “grow” into. However, those of you blessed with a houseful of children will find that the bundled set will be a very cost effective way for you to go.

Able to detect the smallest improvements and give positive reinforcement
Non-intimidating and non-age-specific
Appropriate for both boys and girls
As effective for students with special needs as it is for accelerated students
Perfect for kindergartners through adults

Format: CD-ROM
Manufacturer: Barnum Software

XP, Vista, and Windows 7 & 8

Not Mac compatible

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Not as wonderful as I had hoped. January 14, 2013
Reviewer: Teresa  
I had big hopes for this program, and at first my children enjoyed it, but the novelty wore off and it just became work. My kids did enjoy playing this game for review of easy addition and multiplication, but they just weren't motivated to use it for math facts that weren't as polished. My kids just weren't inspired to do better so that their horse or race car could win a race. I do recommend this product, but I include the caveats mentioned above.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Fun, Educational May 31, 2012
Reviewer: MQ  
While this program reinforces concepts more than teaching, it is a fun review that the students enjoy. They get to practice not only their accuracy but their speed as well. Very well done and worth the money, especially if you have several learners in your house!

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great for drillwork!!! October 19, 2010
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Buckeye, AZ United States  
Quartermile Math is an interesting way to get my children to do their drill work!  It really helps the facts to stick.  I like that we can target specific areas and mix them up as needed.  I also appreciate the simplicity of the program (it's not frenetic or loud).  It's also nice that they are racing against their own best times--what better challenge than to beat themselves!

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Simple and effective October 17, 2008
Reviewer: Tammy W. from Sandy, OR  
Quarter Mile Math is simple in concept and effective. I only wish that you could automatically assign which topics children work on.

Was this review helpful to you?

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Fun, helpful! October 17, 2008
Reviewer: Peggy R. from Cerritos, CA  
Quarter Mile Math has been helpful in memorizing and drilling math facts.  It is a fun way to review!

Was this review helpful to you?