Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Help Your Kids Learn Math This Summer with Trickomatics!

My boys love using computers at school, and it doesn’t seem to matter to them if the “game” they are playing is actually teaching them how to be better readers or mathematicians or scientists! In other words, they love the learning games and programs almost as much as the ones they play at home. When they get home from school, I’ll often hear them asking questions of each other such as, “How far did you get in the math games at school?” and “Did you get to play the reading game today?” Now that the school year is drawing to a close, this gave me a great idea: Why not have the boys play educational games over the summer to help them keep their skills fresh and even learn new concepts? Since my boys love the games, they won’t feel like they are getting homework over the summer, and I’ll be happy that they are continuing to learn!

With that in mind, I recently came across a math program that is going to be perfect for my boys this summer. It’s called Trickomatics! Math is a particularly important subject for children to learn because each concept builds on the next. If they fall behind on a certain concept or fail to grasp it, chances are good that they’ll continue to struggle in math from that moment on. So, it’s very important that they learn basic concepts like multiplication. Trickomatics employs unique and enjoyable “tricks” (called mental math) to help children between the ages of 7-11 to compute multiplication problems without the stress that normally accompanies this process. Kids interact with fun cartoon characters and can ask for hints to enable them to move through the process of solving a problem.

The Trickomatics team is also thrilled to announce that they are developing a math-related show with PBS that I think kids are going to love! Check out the trailer below:

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The Trickomatics program is available for both Mac and PC. I hope you’ll pick up a copy for your children for the summer. They’ll be happy to play a new game, and you’ll be thrilled to know that they are building problem-solving skills and getting better prepared for the next school year! Learn more about Trickomatics through the links below.


Trickomatics website:

DISCLAIMER: I received a demo of this program.


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