Learn math fast system?

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    Has anyone tried Learn Math Fast? We have tried a few different math programs over the years and not much sticks from each of them.
    My daughter has a hard time retaining info that she isn’t interested in. For example, I tried several techniques to learn multiplication but nothing worked until we used multiplication in a flash where they use stories to memorize the facts.
    If we don’t use learn math fast, we definitely need some sort of spiral math.


    I tried the first book of Learn Math Fast last school year. It didn’t work out well for us. You are instructed to stay in each section until your child knows it well, then move on. That means we just copy the same worksheet and do it over and over and over again and feel like we are making no progress. We did not “learn math fast,” we just spent lots of time on the first few chapters of the book. By the end of the year, none of my children had made much progress at all. We are starting a different program this year.

    That said, Learn Math Fast has many positive reviews so it works for some people! I think it would work well for a child who could quickly catch on to a concept and retain it without needing lots of repetition.

    You use real pennies for learning addition and subtraction and there is a funny jingle  to sing when learning to add two digit numbers to one digit numbers. If these things appeal and she’s good at picking up concepts without a lot of practice, this series might work for her.

    But it is not at all a spiral program. Hope that helps!


    I want to update this post! We ended up using Multiplication in a Flash for multiplication fact and it was awesome. After that we struggled with Math U See, Teaching Textbooks, a mennonite/amish math program I can’t remember, and back to Math U See. They were all miserable (besides Multiplication in a flash) until we found Denison Pre-Algebra! It even goes over (lightly, but it makes such sense!) basic math principles such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, decimals, fractions etc before it goes into algebra. My daughter who has hated math her entire homeschool life now LOVES math.

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