If you're a teacher, you may notice that some students who struggle with reading also struggle with math automaticity.
Can such students recall math facts when they move on to more challenging math tasks? And how do you know that your students are completely fluent?
In January 2016, Imagine Learning acquired Big Brainz, a Utah-based company known for its effective math-fact fluency software. Since then, Big Brainz was re-named Imagine Math Facts.
This blog post will describe what the software is and how it helps students become fluent in math facts.
Imagine Math Facts: More Than a Game
Like all Imagine Learning products, Imagine Math Facts is a software program sold through school districts. The program includes games that help students become fluent in math facts, including subtraction, addition, multiplication, and division.But this groundbreaking program also makes learning math fun. Game-based learning draws kids into activities that engage them in math facts quickly, unlike many worksheets and books.
For example, built into the program are games like Timez Attack, which help boost a child’s skills in times tables up to complete fluency. The game doesn't just improve fluency; it helps kids become fully fluent in all their math facts. And--because repetition factors into each game--kids remember what they have learned.
Additionally, teachers won't need to carve out hours of time during school for students to play this game. Instead, students can work a little bit each day, much in the same way they would with any Imagine Learning activity.
While students may view Imagine Math Facts as playtime, they’ll be learning more efficiently than they would in a traditional lesson.
Instead of dreading math, kids will look forward to it because they can learn multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction by playing video games.
Parents can also have their kids play these games at home if the school has purchased a license for the software. Your student or child will feel more confident in school as their math skills advance.
Time to Math-Fact FluencyTeachers spend many hours preparing students to memorize math facts. And although some teaching methods are perfect for one student, they may not work well for another student whose learning style is different.
Unfortunately, many teachers run out of time when they teach math facts. When there aren't enough hours in the day, Imagine Math Facts offers considerable time savings.
Instead of letting kids fall behind in the regular school system, which must move ahead in its teaching schedule whether or not every student is caught up, let students engage with Imagine Math Facts. Rather than spending 30+ hours learning from worksheets, math books, and homework assignments, most students are fluent within hours.
As technology advances, most educators realize that game-based learning is here to stay. More importantly, the right educational technology can have a profound influence for good in the lives of both students and their teachers.
In the end, it's best to revise your thinking about game-based learning and teach students to learn more efficiently. By using math games from Imagine Math Facts, you're already on your way to success.
Now that you know a little more about Imagine Math Facts, visit our blog again for more math-themed blog posts!