Parents' Guide to

ExploreLearning Reflex

By Emily Pohlonski, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun games, friendly guides help kids build math fluency.

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age 9+

Based on 36 parent reviews

age 2+
Did schools really spend $3,000 on a bad game? Really? Seriously? Wow just wow.
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age 7+

Anxiety-inducing & teaches kids to hate math

My daughter loves to be challenged and used to love math. Then she started using Reflex & only has negative feelings about it. I've looked at the games and they are just ok, but the focus on speed makes both my kids anxious and they don't really understand why they have to do speed drills at the age of 7. They school also doesn't teach math in the same way Reflex is teaching so there's a disconnect. They are left nervous and unhappy. Maybe real math taught by real teachers is the way to go.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (36):
Kids say (52):

REFLEX: MATH FACT FLUENCY makes practicing and mastering addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division a lot of fun. The program is adaptive, removing the facts kids already know as they play, which keeps them challenged and wards off boredom. For some math rules, kids may "discover" the math rule simply by playing the game. If not, there's always Coach Penny's tutorial to offer help and support. With Reflex's game-based structure, kids are empowered to own their learning.

The idea behind Reflex is that kids need math fact fluency in order to succeed in more advanced math classes like geometry and algebra. The program doesn't take the math any further than the four operations. However, Reflex provides kids with a foundation for all math learning to come.

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