19 May 2012

CapJaxMathFax: A Review

If you are looking for a good way to help your students learn and drill their math facts, CapJaxMathFax just might be what you need.  I know with my kiddos just wrapping up 1st and 3rd grades they still need lots of drilling in the math facts arena.

CapJaxMathFax is a computer program that claims to "supercharge math fact memorization".  And I would have to say that they do a great job at this.  It is a very straightforward site that keeps the main thing the main thing:  learning and practicing math facts.  

In this program the parent or teacher can set their own perimeters for their student's exercises and quizzes.  You can choose addition, subtraction, multiplication, division or a combination of them all, depending on the learning level of your student.  While your student is working through their exercise there is immediate positive feedback on all of their correct answers.  You can also adjust the timer for them to receive some "supercharged" feedback when they answer within the time frame you set.  That is fun--sort of like beating the computer!  You can also print reports for your student to review and also to use as a certificate of their achievement.  To read more about the features of this program, click here and here.  

CapJaxMathFax is also very affordable!  You can buy it for as little as $29.95, which is very competitive with other math programs that we've looked at.  You can purchase it as a downloadable version or for an extra $5.95 you can receive it on a cd.  There are versions of this programs available for both Windows and Macintosh products.  

My children have been doing very well with this program.  I can't honestly say they ever get totally excited about drilling their math facts, whether it's with flash cards or on the computer, but they have done very well with this and find it fun to "beat the clock" and receive that "SUPER" feedback.  I am looking forward to having this throughout the summertime to help them stay sharp with their math facts even when school is "out".  It only takes a few minutes each day to keep those facts fresh in their minds and it will be totally worth it, even to them, when they don't need all that review when school starts back in the fall.  

To read what other homeschool parents have to say about this program, click here.  

Disclaimer: I received a downloadable version of this program through The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew and CapJaxMathFax in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.  


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