Both my 3rd and 4th graders need a little consistent review on multiplication facts right now. Thanks to our Online Times Alive subscription from City Creek Press, Inc. my girls are learning their math facts by watching videos and practicing math facts.
About the Program:
Online Times Alive teaches multiplication facts through songs, stories, and games. Throughout the program, there are quizzes, coloring pages, matching, and more. Online Times Alive is available for $9.95 per month with a $6.95 sign-up fee. This price allows an unlimited number of students on one computer.
There is also an Online Times Alive app designed for iOS 9 and above if you prefer for your children to learn that way. We were given access to the app as well, so I put that on the children’s iPad. We found that it was a lot easier to work on Online Times Alive through the app instead of on a computer.
After listening to the story or song, there is a section where they immediately put into practice the math fact that was taught. For example for 8×4=32, the story is about pigs that get muddy. It’s easy and fun to remember this fact that way.
Next, there will be a set of problems that have been taught already for review. It will check the problems for your student and let them know how they did. If they forget some, they can manually go back in the program and review the facts that are causing the struggle.
The Lesson List shows what has been completed so far in the program. The number 4 with a circle is supposed to indicate that the student has completed that area, but we found that often my daughters had completed something but it was just marked as viewed. Not quite sure what we were doing wrong that it didn’t show complete on many things.
We’ve been checking out Online Times Alive over the past few weeks and my 4th grade daughter has completed the program. My 3rd grader still has a little bit left. The program doesn’t have an automatic stopping point, so my older daughter had gone quite far in the program during one sitting before I remember she was still working on it. She didn’t seem to mind, though, and enjoyed listening and working on the program.
Although it’s not their favorite math program, I have noticed that my girls are remembering their multiplication facts a little quicker now. I bet it’s because they have all these nifty songs and stories in their heads helping them remember.
One thing that is important to note about Online Times Alive is that it keeps track of your children’s place on one computer or device, only, so be sure when you create an account that you are using the device that you want your child to use each time. For us, we chose the school room computer. I would definitely prefer a program that we can log onto any computer and be able to work at the same place where we left off.
For More Information:
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