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XtraMath

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Free but bland way for kids to master math basics.

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Kids can see immediate results for their hard work, and progress is charted through colorful graphs and grids.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that XtraMath is a collection of free math activities. Kids will practice straightforward arithmetic problems that adapt as they learn. Parents receive emails updating them on their child's progress.

What's it about?

XTRAMATH is a free math fluency program that helps kids practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Mr. C, who talks kids through the tasks, is a National Board Certified teacher from Seattle. Emphasis is placed on accuracy first and then speed.

Is it any good?

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XtraMath tasks are just straightforward arithmetic problems. Kids get immediate feedback, and the problems are tailored to their specific needs. Parents and teachers can track student’s progress using fluency reports. Similar websites such as IXL and Reflex:Math Fact Fluency have bright images and fun games -- things XtraMath lacks -- but these sites also come with a steep price tag, and XtraMath is free. Bottom line: XtraMath is free and gets the job done, but it isn't much fun.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can discuss why math matters. How do you use math in your everyday life?

  • Talk about the benefits of regular practice in math, sports, or music. 

  • Even when you are working on something educational, like math facts, it is important to limit screen time. Check out our article on Screen Time Rules.

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Genre:Educational
Topics:Numbers and letters
Pricing structure:Free

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Kid, 10 years old August 16, 2013

HORRIBLE!

2 WORDS! NOT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Xtra math is not fun at all! We had to use it in 4th grade and everyone was complaining about it. Also there was technical issues. My friend had to start all over. Even mt teacher wasn't in to it. There was so much complaining she just let us learn our facts manualy! DON'T BOTHER!
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Kid, 11 years old January 4, 2014

XtraMath

Every day you have to wait for a quiz and after you take one, you have to wait one whole day! Plus Race the Teacher is not progress but practice which sucks.
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Kid, 9 years old February 5, 2014

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know some people HATE xtramath, BUT I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! It really helps you know your facts well.
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