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Monday, August 27, 2012

Learn Math Fast System - Review and Giveaway

There are certain curriculums which homeschool parents seem to spend extra time researching; one of them has to do with the subject of math.  This will be our second year using the Learn Math Fast System (Volume I) book, written by J.K. Mergens.  We began using this program at the end of my son's Kindergarten year.  We completed Chapter One which taught him how to add and subtract numbers up to 10 and also included addition and subtraction of the same numbers.  This year we will begin with two-digit number calculations.

Right off the start I can tell you how pleased I am that for the next couple of years we do not have to worry about buying another math program as this one will take my first grader all the way through third grade math. The only reason we would need to buy another book sooner is if my son masters the concepts quickly due to how well the subject is presented.

J.K. Mergens writes each math concept in an easy to understand manner.  (In Volume I, children learn these concepts mostly by using pennies.)

I appreciate the short lessons for these grade levels as it helps keep the child's attention and doesn't overwhelm them like some other math programs.  Because of the way the lessons are written, you may choose to move along at a pace that works best for your child.

Each lesson ends with a worksheet and a 30 second test (up until Lesson 29).  If the child passes the test within 30 seconds, they can move on to the next lesson.  If the child doesn't pass it within that time frame, all the child has to do is practice the problems a bit more. More worksheets are available on their website.  The answers to all the test questions are included on a laminated card inside the back cover of the book.

Volume I covers first to third grade math.
Volume II covers fourth to sixth grade math.
Volume III covers Pre Algebra
Volume IV covers Basic Geometry
Volume V covers Algebra I

If you need help figuring out which volume your child should begin with, they do offer a math placement test on their website.

You can view some sample pages of Volume II by clicking here.

The cost of each individual volume is $49.  To read a description as to what each volume covers click here.

They are currently offering a Back to School Sale - free shipping (within the U.S.) if you order a set of Volumes 1 through 5 or a set of Volumes 1 through 4. (The sale ends on 8/31/12.)

J.K. Mergens has offered one of my readers (within the U.S. only) the opportunity to win their very own copy of Volume I.  If you have children in Grades K - 3, you won't want to miss this opportunity.  To enter, just use Rafflecopter below.

Disclaimer: J.K. Mergens provided me with a free copy of the Learn Math Fast System Volume I book in return for my honest review.

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  1. This is our first year homeschooling and our daughter will be starting Kindergarten. This program looks like exactly what we need for the end of the year and the following years. Math is the "dreaded" subject for me and this sounds like an excellent program for me to use with her! I love that the lessons are short but effective! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  2. I have never heard of this math program before, but it sounds like something we would be interested in.

  3. This is the first time I have heard of this program. I would love to win it. This is my second year homeschooling and math is not my strong point. I want to make sure my kids don't have math phobia like looks great! Vickie

  4. I like the idea of short lessons, but they cover so much in one volume. My son hates math, so this sounds like something that would be good for him!

  5. i have been looking at this for tutoring refugees that are desperately behind, but interested in maybe trying it with my kindergartener when ready for addition. currently using math u see but that adds up. love the price of this. would love to win book 1 to try out.


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