Math Squares

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I know I won't be charged for installing Math Squares?

  • What does the term "Math Alphabet: mean?

  • What is the benefit to learning the Math Alphabet?

  • Can't someone just use a calculator?

  • Don't the schools teach this stuff?

  • Why use a computer program?

  • How important is it to be fast?

  • How does Math Squares time the answers?


    How do I know I won't be charged for installing Math Squares?

    There is no charge for installing or using Math Squares.

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    What does the term "Math Alphabet: mean?

    The term "Math Alphabet" refers to single digit math operations.

    • "What is 4 multiplied by 5?"
    • "What is 4 added to 5?"
    And their corollaries:
    • "What number when multiplied to 4 equals 20?"
    • "What number when added to 4 equals 9?"

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    What is the benefit to learning the Math Alphabet?

    The child that knows the Math Alphabet is well equipped to answer practical word problems, both in life, and on standardized tests.

    When algebra comes along, the child can deal with algebra, not "What is 4 multiplied by 5?"

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    Can't someone just use a calculator?

    Almost universally, children who struggle with word problems and higher math, are being distracted by attempts at calculation instead of concentrating on the logic of the problem.

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    Don't the schools teach this stuff?

    Yes, of course. But there is limited classroom time for the necessary repetition.

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    Why use a computer program?

    Repetition is the only way for a child to memorize the Math Alphabet, just as in the A-Z alphabet.

    Repetition, by its nature, isn't a lot of fun. Math Squares turns this repetitious task into an exciting and challenging game.

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    How important is it to be fast?

    Almost universally, children who are successful in Algebra and higher math have these answers at the tip of their tongue.

    The advantage isn't just the speed, it's the advantage of not having to think about it.

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    How does Math Squares time the answers?

    When a problem appears on the screen:

    • The clock starts.
    When an answer is typed in and the "OK" button clicked:
    • The clock stops.
    • The time for that answer is recorded for that answer.
    • The clock is reset and restarted
    The steps above are repeated for the second amswer, and the entire process then repeated for a new problem.

    At the end of the session, the times for each answer and the total session time is displayed along with the number of correct and incorrect answers.

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