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Moms Like You Share Their Opinions of Learn Math Fast

“I thought my daughter was never going to understand math!” my friend said. Math just didn’t make sense to her daughter at all. When she’d been about 8 years old, she’d finally started to understand the simplest math concepts. As the years went by and she became a tween and then a teen, she never really caught up. She was making progress, but she wasn’t really catching up to where she needed to be in order to graduate in a few years. Her mom just wasn’t sure what to do about it.

Does your child struggle with math? Try Learn Math Fast to help catch up!

If you find yourself and your child in a similar position, there is now a curriculum that was created just for that purpose! Learn Math Fast is a series of seven books that teach 1st to 12th grade math using an approach that allows students to move forward at a much fast pace than most other available curriculums allow. It also works well for children with learning differences or special needs.

Who does it work for?

  • Children of all learning styles.
  • Children who are behind in math and need to catch up by one or more grade levels in one school year.
  • Children with special needs and/or learning differences.

Why should I use it?

It is often the case that children who are behind in math end up having to use lower-level curriculum that looks like it was written for younger students. I know that my daughter was unhappy about using curriculum with cartoons and language that was more appropriate for younger students as she got older. She wasn’t really ready to move to more advanced curriculum, but the lower-level curriculum made her feel as if she were being treated like a much younger student. Learn Math Fast books are written so that, even if an older child begins in book 1, he or she won’t feel as if the curriculum was written for young children. It looks very appropriate for students of all ages–including older students.

Also, most curriculum is written with the intention of allowing a student to progress by one level in one school year. Those of us who have students who need to progress by at least two or more levels in one school year just had to try to squeeze in double the lessons and double the work in order to move ahead more quickly. Learn Math Fast eliminates the need to do double the work since it was written for the purpose of allowing students to move through the curriculum and through more than one grade level in one school year.

Tell me about it!

Learn Math Fast is a series of seven books for students from 1st to 12th grade. Most students regardless of age/grade level start out in book 1, but there is a free placement test that will help you know exactly where your child needs to begin. And since it works for all learning styles and isn’t grade-level specific, your older child won’t feel like he or she is using curriculum created for much younger students.

This series of books progresses quickly and yet allows students the opportunity to really practice and learn math concepts that may have been hard or impossible to understand in the past. This curriculum is now being used by homeschoolers all across America, and students are learning quickly and gaining both self-confidence and confidence in their abilities to learn and succeed in math!

These families are using Learn Math Fast and want to share their experiences with you!

Jennifer’s son is 12 and has dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADD. He uses Learn Math Fast as his only math curriculum and is making steady progress. Here is what Jennifer has to say about her own experience and her son’s experience while using Learn Math Fast.

I am a firm believer in catering our curriculum to our children’s strengths, and I spend quite a bit of time each year looking for what I think will work best for each of my children’s learning styles and will strengthen their weak spots. I have one child for whom all school is a struggle. He is dyslexic, dysgraphic, and has issues with ADD.  On top of all of that, he struggles with fear and anxiety, so school is challenging for him to say the least. One of our biggest struggles is math.

He has worked hard to conquer reading, but math has always challenged him. We have tried so many math curriculums looking for something that would reach him, that would help him make sense of the numbers on the page, and have thus far come up empty. So when I was allowed to try Learn Math Fast, I was excited!  I was hopeful that this program would allow him to not only catch up to his grade level, but maybe even fall in love with math.

I love the way the book is set up.  It did not make him feel like he was behind or doing work below his grade level. This by itself was a great start! I love that it is designed for a more mature learner. We read over the first lesson and started with the hands-on activity. As a dyslexic learner, these are often the lessons that stick with him the longest. He has to hear it, say it, do it, and write it. I love that this opportunity was present in every lesson.

It definitely is tailored for all learning styles. It took him about a week to finish the first lesson. He did grow frustrated at repeating the lesson daily, but the instructions emphasize that to get the most out of each lesson mastery is an important step. The second lesson was completed in three days, and the third in two. He is now mastering a lesson in 2-3 days. He is progressing and learning!

I will not say that he loves math or that he ever will, but I will say that I am seeing solid, steady progress. If you have a child struggling in math, I would recommend trying the Learn Math Fast system! I know that my family will continue to use it!

Meisha’s 14-year-old son is on the autism spectrum, and they use Learn Math Fast in combination with another math curriculum.

Hi! I’m Meisha Perez. I am a wife and stay-at-home, homeschooling momma to three great boys! Yes, I am a “boy mom.” Boys are so much fun…well at least I think so! I was so excited to get the opportunity to review the Learn Math Fast program with my oldest child!

My oldest son, Brennan, is 14 years old and is on the autism spectrum. Even though Brennan does well in his other subjects, math presents a problem because of the ever-changing concepts. For this reason, I’m always looking for a math program that will help him learn and take some of the difficulty out of this subject! Needless to say, I was thrilled to have the chance to try Learn Math Fast with him!

We started off slowly to allow time for him to become familiar with the program and how it works. We currently average about 2 lessons per week just to make sure that he truly understands what he is learning. And because Brennan needs more repetition and explanation than some other students, I decided to try Learn Math Fast along with the math curriculum we’ve been using this school year. It’s actually working out quite well using both! (Although Learn Math Fast is a stand-along math curriculum and can definitely be used alone. With children on the autism spectrum, it can be important not to “rock the boat” too much once the school year has started.)

My son says Learn Math Fast is not too difficult for him, and he feels good about himself once he has finished his lessons. And isn’t that really what homeschooling is all about? We all want our children to be self-confident and to know how to learn so they can reach their full potential. Well, this program is helping him do that, and I couldn’t be more proud of him!

For anyone who has homeschooled very long, you know that we homeschooling moms are known for taking a curriculum and using it in the way that best fits our children, right? For that reason, I don’t do the timed drills with Brennan. He doesn’t work well under time constraints; it’s too much pressure for him. For other students, though, I know that timed drills can be a fun challenge!

We are absolutely enjoying using Learn Math Fast, and we will continue to use it in a combined form and will test the waters later as we consider dropping our other curriculum.

My son feels more confident with his knowledge of basic math skills, and that's a big deal for this momma!

It makes me feel good to see him feel good about himself–especially in an area that presents such a struggle for him.

Rena is using Learn Math Fast with her 13-year-old daughter who struggles with math.

Math has always been a struggle to teach to my 13-year-old daughter. She doesn’t learn the same way I do, and it has been difficult for me to figure out the best way to teach her. She loved math until she needed to learn her multiplication facts. After trying several different ways to get them memorized, we decided to push on and use a calculator. But we kept coming back to this problem and weren’t able to move ahead fast enough. We just weren’t able to find a curriculum that’s a good fit for her, so she has fallen behind.

So, I was pretty excited to try the Learn Math Fast curriculum with her! And when I told my daughter we would be trying a new math book that should be able to catch her up to where she needs to be, she was excited to try it too!

We put our regular curriculum away and started our new book. I told her she needed to start from the beginning to make sure no steps were missed. She wanted to skip ahead, but I made sure she went over every lesson just to be sure. It took a good bit of her time at first, but she wanted to do the work on her own and didn’t give me any hassle about doing her work each day. I did pick up the book and quiz her on some of the lessons she had gone through now and then just to be sure she was really learning the material. She enjoys the program, and I think it is working well for her.

There are several things about this curriculum that I really love:

  1. The lessons and explanations are thorough and easy to understand. My daughter prefers to work on her own, so it’s important that the lessons aren’t too difficult for her to understand on her own. Of course you could work more closely with your child if he or she needs more help or if you have a younger child, but for more independent learners or older students, I’ve found that it’s a good fit!
  2. Additional worksheets are available on the website for free. The book gives just enough time for many children to move ahead quickly, but the extra worksheets are there for students who need more practice.
  3. The book includes several suggestions for ways it can be used. For example, it can be used for beginners, struggling learners, or even adult learners. I have a 22-year-old daughter who never did well in math, and I think this curriculum would help her feel confident that she will be able to teach her own child some day.

Katie’s 10-year-old son is using Learn Math Fast to quickly make progress in a subject that has always been a struggle.

My son has been a fluent reader since age 4, but he has ALWAYS struggled with math…until now!

Prior to using Learn Math Fast, we had tried four other very popular and frequently recommended math curriculums. Each one resulted in varying levels of frustration, buckets of tears, and nearly daily declarations of, “I hate math!” {For both of us…because as any homeschool mama knows, if your child is struggling with a subject and you can’t figure out how to make it better, you too will soon dread the subject!}

But I'm happy to say that, since starting the first level of Learn Math Fast this fall, my sixth grader has quickly and thoroughly mastered every lesson and has enjoyed the process!

The format is simple, the lesson length is brief, and the concepts are complete. Basics are considered the building blocks, as they should be, and the tips and tricks make learning both fun and quick.

I’ll admit that starting from the beginning took some convincing on my part because my son didn’t want to acknowledge that he didn’t even have the basics of math mastered yet at age 10, but if I was going to give this program a fair shot, I knew I needed to follow the directions, and so we began on page 1.

We have quickly progressed through the first level and are on target to finish it by the end of this first semester. In just a few minutes a day, my son has mastered all of his multiplication facts and has found a comfort and confidence in math that he has NEVER had before! And this mama no longer dreads this vital subject. (Yay!!)

Thanks to Learn Math Fast, we are learning math fast!

Julie tried Learn Math Fast with her 10-year-old son.

When we present a review, we try to be very honest and share both the positive and negative aspects of the curriculum with you. We want to help you make an informed decision about the curriculum as you decide whether or not it might be a good fit for your family. For that reason, we want to share Julie’s experience using this curriculum with her 10-year-old son who has high-functioning autism.

While there are many children on the autism spectrum who use Learn Math Fast and truly enjoy its systematic and no-nonsense approach, Julie’s son didn’t find that to be the case. He found that the amount of information on each page and the fact that there weren’t many graphics/images on the pages was overwhelming to him. (To be honest, at the time of trying out the curriculum, he and his family had just completed a major move to a different state, so life in general was a little overwhelming to him at the time.)

If you have a child on the autism spectrum or even a neuro-typical child who is overwhelmed with math or with seeing too much information on a page, I suggest covering part of the page if necessary. In fact, that’s a handy tip to use for any subject in which your child might be discouraged by seeing too much text on a single page.

You can see from the experiences of moms like you that Learn Math Fast is a great option for students who don’t love math, who don’t “get” math, or who have learning difficulties or special needs. While no curriculum is perfect for every student, we can recommend Learn Math Fast with confidence as a curriculum that just may be what your family is looking for!

If you’re interested in doing the Learn Math Fast placement test, click HERE.

If you’d like to take a look at the available curriculum in order to make a purchase, click HERE.

If you want to look at the freebies and extra information that’s available to you, click HERE.

Or keep reading if you’d like to enter for a chance to win a complete set of Learn Math Fast curriculum for your homeschool!

For a chance to win a complete set of Learn Math Fast Books (a $289 value!) enter the giveaway below!

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  1. I have a 13 year old struggling learner. I have seen this math advertised, but didn’t know a thing about it, except it sounded interesting. So thank you so much for this thorough review! We would love to try it. Shared your review!!

  2. I have been looking at this curriculum for a few weeks now, and I really believe completely that this is the one I need to choose to help my children! We have used several curriculum, from the approaches of Math U See to Life of Fred, and although they have worked okay, I am very interested to try this one to fill in all of those gaps! Thank you for sharing!!

  3. We are loving working through the first book. JK Mergins has designed such a fabulous no thrills approach to math.

  4. Right now, my college freshman and my 7th grader both struggle with math. So far, the first grader is doing OK with it.

  5. I have a 7th grader who struggles with math. Just got the volume 1 of Learn Math Fast this week and will begin it Monday.

  6. I am homeschooling 4 children in grades 9 – 12. Yes, they do struggle with math and two definitely have an aversion. I would be beyond blessed to win this series for them as finances are extremely limited (due to my husband’s work injury in 2016 and a significant drop in income).

  7. I have a 10-year-old who is in 4th grade. He struggles with multiplication. I also have a 6-year-old who is in kindergarten. He is just now learning math.

  8. Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome math curriculum. My daughter does well with math but is going through a time where she says she forgets what she’s learning, so this would great extra practice.

  9. We have been using this program for a year and half with my 11 year old and 8 year old. We love it!!! It’s simple and the lessons are short. We used to cry through math everyday but not anymore. They have both completed books 1-4 as of this week. My daughter is average at math and my son is advanced for his age and it has worked wonders for both of them. I can’t wait to see how we progress through the rest of them.

  10. My 6th grade daughter had fallen behind in math after dealing with some medical issues. We used Learn Math Fast along with Life of Fred to catch her up to speed with fractions, decimals and percents. Both programs can be used to cover ground quickly.

  11. This is the second time in 24 hours that this math curriculum has popped up on websites I’m reading. We are really struggling to find a good math fit for our boys, especially my youngest who works with with dysgraphia and anxiety. I’m very interested in checking this out further!

  12. This isn’t one of the few math programs I haven’t tried for my son with complicated learning challenges. I’ve been coming curious but hesitant.

  13. We started this with my 15 year old son who has been struggling with math for a while, but he quickly moved through the volume 2 quickly and is halfway through volume 3- and loves it. The way she explains Algebra concepts are so clear, even I am getting a more solid math understanding! My 10 year old, however, is just not learning her basics fast enough, and volume 1 wants them to be able to move quickly with mental math..I probably need to go back and take it slower. Every student is different, but it’s right for my teen!

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience! Yes, you’re right! Not every curriculum will fit every learner. And sometimes, as is the case with your 10-year-old, it is necessary to go back and review or to move more slowly.

  14. Hi! I have a child in the autism spectrum and she understands math well, but she just can’t concentrate for long enough to make progress. Would the last books of the series suffice as a math credit for high school?

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