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The Quarter Mile Math Program Grades K - 3

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Retail Price $39.95
Our Price: $24.99
Ages: 5-8
Grade Levels: K-3rd

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Product Code: 335-101
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With 174 topics and over 22,000 problems, this program is incredibly thorough! Includes the four operations plus counting, place value, whole number estimation topics, and also some alphabet topics.

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: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
effective review May 31, 2012
Reviewer: MQ  
So much more fun that most ways of reviewing basic facts. Since these facts are so fundamental and foundational, it's great to have a tool that children enjoy using to master these facts. It's great that both time and accuracy count. I'm so glad there is a way to review that isn't drudgery. Thank you. As usual, Timberdoodle picks are great!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Reviewer: Mom in OK  
This is a painless way for children of all ages to do their math drills. It has really helped my children improve!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Not Quite What I expected January 18, 2010
Reviewer: R Minor from Gill, MA United States  
I purchased this hoping it would be helpful for my 7 and 9 year old to learn their math facts, since they don't enjoy flash card reviews.  They enjoy it somewhat, but they get so anxious about trying to be fast enough to win the races, that they make a lot of mistakes, then get frustrated with their results.  When they do use it, we turn the sound off.  ( the roar of the car engines or the galloping hoof beats are just too distracting)  I am sure that when they have a really good grasp of their math facts, and can rattle them off without much effort..the game will hold more interest for them.  For now, while they are still trying to learn them, it just isn't quite what I had in mind.

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  3 of 3 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.

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  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!

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