So, I've mentioned before that we've been blessed with about a million math products through the TOS Homeschool Crew this year.
Well, while I was busy beating myself up and writing my earlier post (by the way, now it is SNOWY days and Fridays getting me down!) my children grabbed Timez Attack and went to the old computer to play it. We have an old version of the game which we can't use on the Macs, and it hasn't been touched since, oh, last summer.
When last they played, ALL of my kids found the game pretty frustrating. That would be because my kids do not know their math facts like they "should" so they just aren't fast enough. All of the boys can multiply. They just can't do much of it quickly.
Well, since they last played Timez Attack, they have used ALEKS, Quartermile Math, Mathletics, Math Score, Facts First, Math Mammoth, Math Galaxy, and some of them have been using IXL Math. Plus they've had a couple different math videos, and some of them have even been using a regular math curriculum. (And I've probably forgotten something!)
So after about an hour of playing Timez Attack today, my boys excitedly informed me that all these programs (each one credited something different) have paid off... they are now finding TimezAttack to be a lot of fun, and are making serious progress with it.
So, apparently, I can do something right.