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by Michael Leppert
Rocket Math is a powerful program that offers a two modes of learning math that attract the attention of your student, no matter what his/her learning style or math level.
Rocket Math’s Worksheet Mode:
Is a ten-minutes-a-day, paper and pencil, worksheet-based, supplemental, math facts practice curriculum. It is a uniquely structured curriculum for the sequential practice and mastery of math facts. Students learn 2 facts and their reverses on each worksheet in a carefully controlled sequence which enables mastery at an individualized pace.
- Students practice every day, saying math facts aloud, while a partner corrects. After practice, the student takes a one-minute test and when ready with mastery, they move on to the next worksheet.
Rocket Math’s Online Math Game Mode:
Students learn through an Online Game with programmed corrections and feedback, measuring the student’s actual knowledge. Daily tests given by the computer don’t advance the student until mastery of that section has been demonstrated.
Both methods only take a few minutes a day and greatly increase your child’s success with math. Free demonstrations of both are available at the website https://www.rocketmath.com.
Background of Rocket Math
Rocket Math was designed by Dr. Don Crawford and other teachers, to offer a simple, easy-to-follow daily practice routine for the memorization of basic math facts in all four actions – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We all know that creating a new habit pattern is difficult and even more so for young people! With Rocket Math, your child becomes accustomed to the daily six-to-seven-minute routine and quickly sees progress at his/her own pace! This success stimulates the desire to continue to work the program and gain more success. Math is no longer a chore, but a pleasure.
If you have an only child, you can serve as the partner, since Rocket Math’s daily practice requires less than ten minutes. This hands-on, parent-teaching is the heart and soul of homeschooling, anyway, so Rocket Math fits perfectly into the homeschooling paradigm.
The Rocket Math Worksheet program also offers five progress-monitoring tests for each action. These are two-minute timed tests of all of the facts presented and are designed to be taken every two weeks and have the student graph the results on blank graph paper that is provided. This gives the student hands-on experience with graphing and an overview of his/her progress. The Rocket Math website, www.rocketmath.com, offers free downloads, purchasing details, blogs and loads of other resources related to math learning. Please visit it to address your math teaching issues and blast off to mastery!