What we received
Instant Times Alive Software - Monthly Subscription Online Version access for three months. The online version consists of 18 lessons.
How we used it
Once we signed up it was an easy process of logging in at the portal. Once you log in the first step is to do an evaluation test. The test measures accuracy and speed and gives you your accuracy in percentage. All the tests are self marking and correcting.
Navigation is simple you have a back and forward button.
Times Alive for a lesson a day. We have not repeated any lessons and all the facts have been retained with a gentle reminder for each story.
Each lesson contains a story which is presented via a picture animation followed by a song reinforcing the fact learned in the story. This is then followed by a game or an activity such as coloring on screen the picture associated with the story. You can watch a sample lesson on YouTube here: Times Alive 6 x 6
For the Parent
In order to use the online version you will need a computer and internet connection. The software works on all operating systems. You will need a minimum of the following computer specs:
- 400 mhz or greater
- 128 MB of RAM or greater
- Mouse or other pointing device
- Video at 1024x768 or higher
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Over All I thought ...
We're both impressed with the effectiveness and simplicity of the Times Alive program. I have learned some of the multiplication facts I have struggled with my entire life in less than a week. Times Alive is available for purchase from City Creek Press here.