Teachers, students, parents—you can download a FREE* computer program, Best Addition Practice EVER! to help kids study their basic addition facts. (*Free for non-commercial use — it was designed for home and classroom use; it’s available for PC only, Windows XP or newer.) Click here to look at screenshots and detailed descriptions about the program.
Best Addition Practice EVER! really is the best. The program is simple and easy to use. It’s customizable, letting kids teach themselves addition facts, practice, and test themselves.
Teaching Tips, a button on the screen, explains how you can show your students to use the program to teach themselves, then test their progress.
For example, beginning students can practice with adding 0 and 1 to the numbers 0-12. Students could also choose to practice adding only 0 through 5. Students who think they really know their addition can select all numbers and test themselves on all 169 facts.
Students can practice with facts that give them trouble. Many students struggle with adding 9. Students can start by adding 9 to 0, 1 and 10. Then they can add an additional fact, while constantly reviewing what they already know.
My dad wrote a version of this program for my younger brother and sister years ago. I have used it in my classroom for several years. Students from my class—and others—love to use it for practice. It works like magic!
Best Addition Practice EVER! complements my new CD, Best Multiplication Songs EVER! It features simple lyrics and tunes you know. The songs help kids learn their times tables quickly and permanently.
I hope that Best Addition Practice EVER! and Best Multiplication Songs EVER! help your students as much as they have helped mine.