Monday, June 11, 2007

Review: Learning Wrap-Ups: Basic Math Introductory Kit

Learning Wrap-Ups: Basic Math Introductory Kit

Kit includes 5 flash-card sets - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and Fractions

These colorful key-shaped plastic flash cards allow students to practice basic Math skills by wrapping a string around the ribbed edges of each card to identify the correct answer. (Cards are attached together on a pivot point in groupings of 10 cards organized by operation.) The cards are cleverly self-correcting - when the child finishes each card, they simply flip it over; when all answers are correct, the string will match the diagram on the back of the card. The basic operations sets are simple equations where you match the equation to the correct answer. For the fractions set, you are matching equivalent fractions - pictures to fractions, pictures to pictures and fractions to fractions - plus a few simple equations which involve adding and subtracting fractions.

We have found this to be a great way for our children to practice their basic math facts. They are colorful and appealing and offer a welcome change from regular book-work.

Please note when ordering this product that there are many varieties of this product - some including CDs or workbooks, or even large classroom size sets. The set reviewed here retails for $35 or $40.

Also see the Learning Wrap Ups website for more details and an animated demo

Reviewed by Alicia Van Hecke (2-1-05)

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