Just wanted to showcase my new favorite find. 3/4 of my children have finished their math curriculum for the year, so we're using the rest of the year to brush up on our "math facts." I'm trying to find as many good resources as I can (so they continue to have fun while learning them). I've showcased two that I was asked to do reviews on for this year, but since my review period is up... I downloaded a free trial of Quarter Mile Math, but my eldest got bored with that in a matter of days. (Glad I didn't pay for it!)
So I set out to search for something more exciting... and before I even hit "search" on Swagbucks, it occurred to me there were probably some FREE sites for learning math facts through "video games"...
What I found was Arcademic Skill Builders. And I (and more importantly THEY) love it!
Their favorite games is "Kitten Match." This simple game lets you play as a kitten, grabbing yarn balls that add up to a target number. Since the target number stays the same throughout the round, they are getting well versed in combinations that add up to 10, or 8, or whatever. As an added bonus, it's a multiplayer game, so they can play against each other (on different computers).
AND... other games for Language Arts (like a Spelling Bee game and a game that has you matching antonyms, synonyms and homonyms) and Geography (matching state abreviations and shapes to capitals, and capital cities to countries.)
I'm thrilled with it... especially the fact that it's free! And a few of the games have even been optimized to play on the Wii through the web browser!
(I am showcasing this site because I like it... and for no other reason. I have not been compensated in any way.)