If you are looking for technology to help your child master math facts outside the classroom, XtraMath.org may be the place for you. Based in Seattle, XtraMath is a non-profit organization aimed at providing effective and efficient supplemental math activities for students. The site is easy to use and helps students to develop number sense and basic skills. This sets the stage for successful math experiences in elementary school and beyond. It also lets parents or teachers track student progress.
After signing up for XtraMath, your child will go through a series of simple placement tests in order to determine his or her general skill level. This allows for a more individualized XtraMath experience. Adding to the personal feeling of the site, there is a “teacher” at the bottom of the screen coaching every step of the way. This teacher is actually Christopher Robert, a National Board Certified Teacher in the Seattle School District, who was honored as a “Hero in the Classroom” in 2009.
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Written by: Editorial Team, My Learning Springboard, Inc.