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August 12th, 2011, 06:26 PM
amanda_jane15's Avatar Super Mommy
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What are your thoughts and have you ever used it??

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August 12th, 2011, 07:59 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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Location: The Lonestar State
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We got a year membership back when HSBCO had it on sale. I like it. Some people use it as their "curriculum", but I definitely wouldn't do that. It doesn't "teach" anything at all. It's just extra practice, and yes, it's fun. I like it. I really do. Ben has enjoyed using it. I just wish it were a little more affordable so others would use it.

Others (free) you could consider:

Oswego City School District Math Games
Addition Games For Kids -By KidsNumbers.com
Online Math Help & Learning Resources
Multiplication.com - Teach the Multiplication Facts - Times Tables
Math is Fun - Homework Help
Multiplication Game
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August 13th, 2011, 06:46 AM
Alison79's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Location: Texas
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Evelyn used it for about a month. She liked it, but found it was very repetitive when she knew the skill well. Now, that could just be her because she wanted to get a ribbon on each skill, even ones that she had already mastered We ended up switching to Dreambox.com which she likes because it is individualized to her skill set. It's more like a curriculum than ixl and we switched to xtramath.org for math fact practice.
Alison - Mom to: Emmeline (7/14), Augustus (2) Maximus (4) Eleanor (5) Reid (6) Evelyn (8) Lucas (13) Christopher (14)

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