To start, each child creates a self portrait in the Character Creator. The image is then featured in every lesson throughout the program.
The lessons consist of five basic segments: new facts, commutative property, practice, quiz, and scoring. New facts are gradually introduced to children as they work toward mastery. Facts are grouped into units with each lesson in a unit introducing two new facts. A child must master these facts before moving into a new unit. Students practice over many sessions to reinforce their understanding of basic math facts in each unit. A child will need to master these facts before beginning a new unit. There are more than 360 activities to engage and encourage children to quickly and accurately respond to questions and advance to the next level.
An arcade featuring five games rewards children for completing a lesson. This helps to reinforce math facts and provide incentive, as well as relaxation and fun before beginning the next activity.
For parents, there is a Math Fact Matrix that provides an overview of your child’s performance on individual math facts. It is calculated based on speed, frequency, and other indicators of proficiency.
factsfirst is being distributed by Saxon, but was created by Skills Tutor, a sister company to Saxon. This program will complement any primary math program, and was not created specifically to accompany Saxon Math.
You can view more details and access demos on their website. Crew members received a 90-day subscription.