Teacher Review for XtraMath

Drill, Practice, Drill, Practice Math Facts---for Free!

Lisa J.
Classroom teacher
Blackridge Elementary
Herriman, United States
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this in my classroom every morning to practice and reinforce math facts. It only focuses on math facts. I only had them work on it for 10-12 minutes everyday. I saw a great increase in their understanding, quickness, and recall of their math facts. It is not a fun, game like program. It only focuses on direct math facts. Kids do get bored of it easily, but with rewards and charts that track their progress after they complete the number stages, this helped to motivate them to work hard.
My Take
I love this tool to use in my classroom as a support for my 5th graders learning and remembering their multiplication and division math facts. They have to be quick at them if they want to use them for fractions and decimals. I used it every day for a warm up for the first 10-12 minutes of math class, then we would get into the math lesson. I found that it would warm up their brains to math. Kids can use their usernames at home and do it at home as well. Overall, I liked this FREE program, and found it useful for math facts drill and memorization.