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Topic: Can anyone recommend grade 3-4 Math PC Software/Games?

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Subject: Can anyone recommend grade 3-4 Math PC Software/Games?
Date Posted: 5/28/2009 9:43 PM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2009
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Hi all,

Our son is currently in 3rd grade, homeschooled. But he is L.D. and is struggling with Math.

He comprehends it, he is just really really struggling to retain it.

We were hoping maybe, since he is a game kid, if maybe a good but FUN math software might be a key to helping him retain these things.

Willing to try anything at this point. He has come such a long way this year, I hate to see him so down on himself for this.


Any suggestions would be happily accepted and greatly appreciated. Thanks much. =)

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 3:46 PM ET
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For multiplication my son LOVED Timez Attack. There is a complete version free here:

www.bigbrainz.com/indexc.php

On the top right side it will say Base Version, just put in your information, submit, download & you're ready to go.

He loved it so much that we ended up buying the game to get different levels. He had a really hard time retaining his facts & this game helped so much. Good Luck! : )

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 10:50 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2009
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Jump start math is WONDERFUL! It's so much fun my kids think they are playing "fun" computer games, but they have to do math problems (or whatever the subject) first in order to play the fun stuff. 

Zoombinis Logical Journey by The Learning Company is fun as well.  It focuses more on math logic than on math drills. 

Learning Resources has lots of really fun board games that cover math.  Iguana Factor (I think) deals with multiplication.  Another one with monkeys deals with adding and subtracting fractions.  They have bunch of them.  We own 6 and my boys love them all.

I've found that amazon.com has the best prices for these types of games.   

 

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 5/30/2009 7:21 PM ET
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Reader Rabbit is a really good program as well.

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 2:05 PM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2009
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Thank you guys for all the ideas. I am looking into them right now. =)

Made myself a list. lol.

Some reason my notifications got shut off, didn't realize I had any replies to this post! =(

 

Thank you all for all the great info and programs to check into.

 

A grateful Mom.