To Master Multiplication Tables and other Math Facts:

"Kids regard it as a 'GameBoy', but it is a little computer for practicing basic math facts"
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"perfect in every way … without a doubt, the best math resource I've ever come across"  
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"simple yet engaging…none of our testers (age 6 to 16) wanted to relinquish the FlashMaster"
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Approximate dimensions: 7.3" X 4.3" X 0.8".
Weighs 11 ounces.

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Comments Made by Teachers 


In all my 23 years of teaching, I have never come across any way to get the kids to want to learn their facts like they do using the Flashmaster.
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I have 6 kids (4th graders) in my room who can, with ease, pass level 9 dividing, 1 second with 100% every time! You should see their fingers fly! It's absolutely amazing. They want me to make a chart for just them, listing how many times they do that. They simply LOVE to use the Flashmaster. It's funny. I have at least a dozen kids a day begging me to stay in for recess to use them. This is even on nice, beautiful, sunny days!!

Multiplication is MORE amazing, if possible. … Their fingers fly. It is actually fun to watch. … I remember last year my principal … came in the room and watched them. He couldn't believe what he was seeing.

 

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Thank you! My students are fighting over the FlashMaster. They can’t wait for their turn. It is helping them learn their multiplication tables and review addition & subtraction. It is a great tool!

 

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It is a great confidence builder for my students.

 

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great tool for keeping students busy productively when they get their work done ahead of the other students.

 

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The family of one of my students recently heard about your Flashmaster product. They purchased it sometime within the last two weeks and already their child’s grade for multiplication facts has advanced 20 percentage points.

 

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One of my students brought her flashmaster to school yesterday and the class was blown away by it!

 

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I rate it as a ten, and I recommend it to everyone

 

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It’s great as a teaching tool.

 

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Our flashmasters are making a HUGE difference in our students' fact fluency this year; the principal is making plans to purchase a large quantity next year and we have a plan for facilitation in the works.  We love them!


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By the way, our entire 6th grade class has been using the Flashmasters, and our basic skills scores have improved tremendously.  Thanks Again!!


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CHUCK, THESE FLASHMASTERS ARE GREAT!  EVERY 3RD 5TH GRADE CLASSROOM SHOULD HAVE A CLASS SET, SO STUDENTS WILL KNOW THEIR MATH FACTS BEFORE THEY REACH MIDDLE SCHOOL.   

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You have a great product

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My students used 2 of them today in class (for the first time ever) to practice their math facts (add., subtr., multi. and div) and they loved them!  It beats the heck out of the standard drill and kill with flashcards.  It’s a calculator-looking device that lets students practice facts by table, or mixed, timed or not ... it also records the missed problems and lets students just practice those.  It spices things up a bit and throws in some technology.

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I found NOTHING confusing!!

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I love it! They are wonderful! Best thing that I have ever purchased for math! ... puts fun into drill


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First of all, WE LOVE OUR FLASHMASTERS!  My 3rd – 6th graders (remedial Math) beg to use them and their focused concentration on learning their facts is like nothing I've seen before.  Well done!

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This is a terrific device, a wonderful and fun aid to one any age. It fortifies the basic math facts so needed by today’s students. Thank you for creating this exceptional tool!


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My students love this! They consider it a treat to practice their facts with it. The common comment is “cool”.

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Students are quick to learn how to use the program.

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I want to thank you for the Flashmaster.  I am finding it very useful with students who struggle with their facts.  The girls love using it and always want to play with it.  … I am very happy I have found an education tool (game) that my students love!

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The Flashmasters are a HUGE hit in our 3rd grade -- and as you know, many girls now have them at home! [11/5/02 email from third-grade teacher in girls’ school. Following are excerpts from 11/23/02 emails from same teacher] We are continuing to LOVE the Flashmasters in our class. Whenever the girls have a free minute in Math, or even at recess, they pull out a Flashmaster to practice their facts! ...With LOTS of practice, we have had 3 girls who were able to complete 50 multiplication flashcards in 1 sec. each with 90% or greater accuracy! Actually, I tried … myself and couldn't do it, but what [the 3 girls] have found is that it's really about practice and persistence. If they start at a slower time, they're usually able to build up to 1 sec. after repeated practice. They develop those "Flashmaster muscles" -- and then they're able to repeat their scores numerous times!

[The next spring a fourth member of the class matched the accomplishment of her just-mentioned three classmates.]

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Our Exceptional Children's Department loves the Flashmaster.  … The EC teachers say it is the best manipulative that they have seen for math skills.  Works great for students with fine motor skills problems.  The screen is large and numbers have easy access.

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I was given a free Flashmaster & loaned it to a colleague who teaches low level high school classes. She says 5 kids were all actually fighting over it they loved it so much.

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I have used the FlashMaster both at school and at home with my children. I have definitely seen results in both places. At school I teach Special Education in a high school setting. These students do not know their math facts, and this has been a great motivational tool for these students to use. They always ask when it is their turn to use it. I have seen their skills improve. I would love to have more of them in my classroom.

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I love it! The kids love it! Other teachers that I have shown this to love it. The secretaries in the office want to buy for their children. … I am thrilled.
I will be going to a meeting of math teachers on Sat and I'm taking my Flashmaster.

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This is a wonderful tool that will help tremendously in my math curriculum. I can monitor the students’ progress in learning their basic addition & subtraction facts in a more challenged way! Thank you!!

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I am a
big fan of your product.

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I am using the flashmaster with students that had had a very hard time with multiplication tables, and they are responding very well, I have the specific case of a 3rd. grader that took 4 weeks to learn the 2's and in 2 weeks with the flashmaster he has learned 3's. 4's, and 5's,!! He is enthusiastic, and his self-esteem has gone up tremendously.

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[T]hings are so well laid out.

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[I]t is the first choice of the kids when they have free time.

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It was easy to figure out and use without the manual. The manual pointed out ways to customize activities that are not intuitive (ex: different # of problems for Flash Cards).


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The Flashmaster is a big hit in my classroom. … The kids like the different levels, and they especially like being able to see their scores. It gives them incentive to try again to see if they can do better. A few of my honors students wanted to try it as well, so I let them work level 9 with only a few seconds to answer. They were challenged to complete it in time!

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This is a fabulous product! I have recommended it to all of my parents. I have your website as a direct link from my homepage ....


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I am very excited about how your product is working in my classroom. The students really enjoy working with it. I have been using it in groups of three. Their functioning levels do not matter because I adjust it to each individual's functioning level, this allows all students to participate in the activity. Working in groups of three encourages friendly competition and motivates the students to do their best and increase their skill levels. … I have encouraged the principal to recommend purchasing them for the elementary grade classrooms.

I knew the principal was going to ask what the flashmaster did. I gave him a demonstration and encouraged him to try it. He was impressed.

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Knowing one's math facts well leads to doing well in algebra and so forth. Not learning math facts leads to frustration later.


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I found NOTHING confusing!!

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[I] like the large display [and] think that the change of format is great since most tests reflect this "missing number" format

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In my continuing efforts to effectively run each class (of 12 students) in a way that targets each of their individual needs your clever product should be a godsend.

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Wow!! Better than flashcards! Easy to learn—students can do independently, keep track of progress. Great product.


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[Note:  The public-school students mentioned in the following comments were all in the same fourth-grade class and in March of 2004 were promised a free FlashMaster if they demonstrated to their teacher—with the help of the FlashMaster's "SEE RESULTS" key—that they had scored at least 90% with a FlashMaster set for:  the Timed Flashcards learning activity, multiplication, Level 7, and a per-problem time limit of one second.]

 

[Email of March 18:]

 

I just wanted to share our exciting news with you.  I have a fourth grade student who has worked hard all year to master the timed flashcards function (Level 7).  Today she got a 90% accuracy score at 1.0 seconds!  We are pretty excited!

 

[Email of March 19:]

 

I have another student that I expect to meet the same level of mastery.  She has been working since the beginning of the year and her improvement has been tremendous.  For her, especially, the FlashMaster has been a great tool.  It has never come easy to her, but she is here during her recess everyday giving her all.  She is working at 1.6 seconds, Level 7 right now.

 

I took your challenge as well.  It has been a tough task to train these old fingers of mine to move fast enough to answer 1 second!  I can do it – sometimes!  It makes me that much more proud of my students!

 

[Email of March 26:]

The multiplication fury continues in my classroom everyday at recess.  The other student I mentioned to you is trying her best to pass the 1.0 marker.  She passed 1.3 seconds earlier this week.  I can't tell you what an accomplishment this is for her.  Thank you for giving her something to work towards.  She is a determined young lady.  I'll keep you updated on her progress.

I also have 4 other fourth graders who are working towards this goal.  I have a second grade boy who is using the flashcards function to practice his addition/subtraction facts.

Thanks again for your wonderful product!

[Email of April 5:]

My students continue to work very hard on their multiplication facts.  Today, a young lady named … passed the 1.0 second Timed Flashcards with 93% accuracy.  …  She is quite excited!

My other student is progressively getting better.  Her highest score is 87%.

 

[Second email of April 5:]

In a short break after lunch, [name of girl] also passed the 1.0 Timed Flashcards at 90% accuracy.  I am very proud of her effort; this has been a difficult task for her.  She, too, is so excited!

[Email of April 30:]

 

I have one more fourth grader who has given up his recess to practice math factsHe just passed the Level 7, 1.0 second flashcards.

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I continue to have more and more successes with those mini-magic machines.  You should read my comments to parents, telling them of their children's improvements that I can trace directly to the use of the FlashMaster.
  They're still excited about them, and they still have raging battles for supremacy – it's good to note, though, that the competition that results from FM use is always good natured.  It's quite an interesting phenomenon.

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Several of our students had the opportunity to preview the Flashmaster prior to our spring break.  As you might have expected, they showed an intuitive grasp of the device.  They were delighted with the ease with which they navigated through the options.  Of course, they elected to try out the FlashMaster with the math problems that they had relative confidence in!  I'm convinced that the kids will show the confidence to use the Flashmaster to help bolster their relatively weak math facts!

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This is a superb product.  You can't improve it (any way that I can see).  … I, for one, will spread the word.  I tutor learning disabled students—many with retrieval difficulties—FlashMaster works.


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[t]he FlashMaster is very well made.  Very sturdy.  The battery compartment has an attached Phillips head screw!!  Yea!  Kids don't steal the batteries and I don't lose the screw.  Very well designed. Fits nicely into my hands. (small)


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Viewing results, missed problems big plus.  Really helped increase speed.

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This is a great teaching tool!!

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I’ve had several of my students use the flashmaster. They love it. We practice written + and – facts each day. The flashmaster is a wonderful alternative. It can individualize, reteach & enrich the math facts.

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This is a wonderful tool that will help tremendously in my math curriculum. I can monitor the students’ progress in learning their basic addition & subtraction facts in a more challenged way! Thank you!!

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I really like how the battery plate is screwed in place & that the screw doesn't come all the way out & get lost.  Also the "change problem format" is a great feature.

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[I]t is the first choice of the kids when they have free time.

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It was easy to figure out and use without the manual. The manual pointed out ways to customize activities that are not intuitive (ex: different # of problems for Flash Cards).


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As a former teacher turned private tutor (and nonprofit director), I can tell you with all sincerity that I think you've developed an amazing product. My tutoring business serves primarily individuals experiencing difficulty concentrating, paying attention, and/or learning to read, but many of the activities in our program incorporate using some of the basic math skills. I can think of several of my former clients who would greatly benefit from using Flashmaster, some of whom I will see after Spring Break for a few weeks of "brush up." I would be delighted to let them try out my Flashmaster and to direct them to your website. I also work with the school district as a consultant to their English as a Second Language (ESL) Department and know that the ESL teachers as well as countless classrooms would benefit from having a Flashmaster or two in the room …. Additionally, I LOVE the fact that you emphasize allowing students to use their powers of deduction to figure out how the Flashmaster works...there's just not enough of that going on in classrooms in spite of the fact that kids are SO good at it.

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It's a great little product!

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WOW! I thought it was too good to be true!!! I received one of the math devices and love it. What a great tool. This is perfect for my small group instruction. It is exactly what I have been looking for. You REALLY don't know what a difference this will make in a child's life.

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[Y]our invention is super.

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We are a Title 1 campus. I have students [that] come to me for 50 minutes a day. These kiddos don't respond to just anything, but when I put the Flashmaster in their hands, they came alive. They were trying to beat each other's scores. One Flashmaster just won't do. I must have more.

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…By the way, the students love the flashmasters!

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The flashmasters have been a big hit with the students who have used them in our Special Ed Learning Center … My students have been really benefiting from it. It's funny, I have some children who are really motivated by the challenge of the timed tests, and others who clearly, cannot handle the time element. So the options have been very important. Thanks for inventing this great little learning tool.

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I am a New Zealander currently teaching for a semester at [a California public] High School (where i have taught Mathematics on and off since 1976). Some of my very low level students have told me they have never learned their multiplication and division facts, and lo and behold i found that our department had just received a shipment of 35 Flashmasters. I installed batteries and put them to immediate use. The other math teachers and my students were hooked - now everyone wants to use them.

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[W]e all are quite impressed. I think the layout of the keypad and the choice of timed or not timed is pretty cool. Plus, the instructions are very clear. I discovered your product at … Country School, where I used to teach 4th grade. Now I substitute and tutor. It is a terrific tool for my students...I love it. I tell parents about it all the time!!

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[W]e love the FlashMasters ... kids, teachers, and parents. We have had not one problem with any of them.


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Thank you, Chuck, for the amazing flashMaster. It truly is a wonderful tool for special ed. math students.

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We have found it to be a very satisfactory tool for establishing and polishing the math skills necessary for the solid foundation of more advanced mathematics. ... We are able to report on the successful integration of the FlashMaster into the math curriculum of the school.

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I don't know if you specifically remember me.....a professor of teacher ed.....moving to a new univ. in Illinois....and homeschooling three daughters...grades 3, 5, and 7. The flashmaster has been an overwhelming hit at home with the third grader and the 7th grader. My 5th grader is into movement and does most math in her head....But the other two have been on the flashmaster 3 to 4 times a week. What is great is the adaptability to each individual level. My husband finishes instruction with one and then they go do flashmaster independently at a specified level while he takes another for instruction.....Versatility and independence....those are the keys for making the flashmaster successful.

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At home my youngest son was struggling with his math facts, and so I would bring the Flashmaster home at night for him to use. He loved it and saw his scores improve. He was disappointed if I forgot to bring it home. He now knows his facts very well, but he still uses the machine to practice.

I have really been impressed with the Flashmaster.

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I think the FlashMaster you sent was awesome.

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I think that the product is wonderful. I love the large, crisp screen, the size/weight of the product, and the practice variations that are possible.

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I can honestly say the Flashmaster really works. I haven't used it in my classroom of 2nd graders yet, but am anxious to do so in the fall. Where I have seen the results is with my own son. He just finished 3rd grade. He was struggling with his multiplication facts until we brought the Flashmaster home from the conference. He started using it, and loved it. His ability and scores went up immediately. What's better is he pulled it out again the other day, after being out of school for a month, and his scores were still high, and he was able and wanting to brush up on the facts he was having difficulty with. He recently took the Flashmaster to a family reunion and he and his cousin (same age) were having contests with it. They look at the Flashmaster as a new kind of game. It's great.

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I love it
and will be ordering a set for my class this fall.

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I have encouraged staff to use with kids for remedial purposes, including Special Ed. kids

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I'm pleased to say that virtually every child that has used it has been interested, challenged, and happy with the results. I've taken it home, where my two sons, eight and four years old, have played with it. I did as you had suggested and simply explored the features first, actually for quite some time. I then read the information and found that I had discovered most of the features. I used the same approach with students; letting them explore, then checking in with them to see what they'd figured out. I think that your device does just what you'd hoped: it provides a simple, effective way for students to practice and learn important math facts. My four-year old son is learning his numbers and was able to work through the ones table (to his delight), and continued to explore and play with the device for some time. I also sent the FlashMaster home during spring break with one of my students in the fifth grade that is experiencing some difficulty with math facts. It was such a success that I had trouble getting it back! I've been recommending your device to other teachers and feel that it would be a worthy investment for any classroom.

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We think the FlashMaster is great and see a need to have more of them in the school. It's portability is a major advantage, and so is it's easy layout and attractive appearance.

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I used to work as a nanny for someone at … Publishers. They went to the NCTM conference and saw your product. They loved it so much they bought one for their children. They also showed it to me. I have since then graduated and started teaching. I would love to have it in my class for my third graders but due to budget cuts, my school can't afford them right now. I just wanted to say I think the Flashmaster is wonderful!

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Hi! I use the flashmaster with my small center groups during math time. Three children work together taking turns and sometimes they work cooperatively on the answers too. They enjoy doing their math facts in a new way and I like being able to check if they were working the whole time. Thank you for this resource.

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Since I last wrote, I loaned the F.M. to a colleague to try w/ her 12 year old daughter who still has trouble w/ her facts. She challenged her to do some no. of facts within some time. Annie wouldn't quit till she'd done it and then went on to cut that time in half!
My colleague loves it …. [T]he power is in seeing it used by kids, I think.

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L… passed the Flashmaster on to me to use with my students. They loved it! I approached a few of my students from the perspective that I didn't know how to work the Flashmaster. They grabbed it and began trying to figure out its workings. The rest of my students became interested and wanted to participate. After one student figured out how to work the Flashmaster it was passed to the next awaiting student. Once all students knew how to work the Flashmaster, they argued as to who would be the first official "user". I had them take turns with a partner towards the end of the hour for a week. Once each student had used the Flashmaster we discussed its use and how they would benefit from it. They were very honest. They realized how weak their basic math skills were and how the Flashmaster would help to improve them. One student even admitted that she had memorized a few multiplication facts in the few times she had used the Flashmaster already! My students enjoyed working with the Flashmaster with the limited amount of time we had left in the semester. I will be incorporating it into my daily activities next year.

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I want to let you know that the Flashmaster is wonderful. I have been talking to some elementary teachers about it. They are very impressed. I will continue talking to them about it. It works wonderful with students that have a hard time with their basic multiplication facts.

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I have to tell you that the head of special ed in our school came by last week to ask how she could order flashmasters. She is very excited about using them for several reasons including the ability to measure a child's progress.

I hope she orders many. We are a very small school but judging from 7th graders, we need a lot of help with helping the kids learn their math facts.

I have been using them in class successfully. The kids compete against each other. I have been thinking about having them compete against me for fun. They are so quick with computer game fingering that they may beat me which would be fun.

Keep up the good work!

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I have used the FlashMaster with a few students and they love it. I'm hoping to be able to share it with the entire staff at a staff meeting.

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I teach a 7th grade math class and there are several students in the class that don't have their math facts down yet and I thought the Flashmaster could be very helpful for them.


My 20 students have all tried the Flashmaster. I asked them to see if it was easy to use without reading directions and what they thought about it. They wrote notes which I will transcribe for you. The overall consensus was that it was "fun." Students have asked to use it when they finish their homework - I thought that was a good sign!

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This is an awesome tool for learning math facts, and you don't have to drill them! I absolutely love it!

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This is a lot more fun for the kids than flashcards.

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I must tell you about how excited I am to have this in my hands! ... I teach small groups and our facts are our primary focus with these students. I passed the one I received the other day around to the kids and they were mesmerized. They did not want to go back to their class.

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I think the device is great!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I gave a couple to the special ed department in our school and they were a hit. I would like to get them into more classrooms this coming year.

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So far, I've had a few kids use it and they love it. I have a parent volunteer in the class and she thinks it's great too. Good work.

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Thank you so much for the FlashMaster! It is great.

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The Flashmasters are a great learning tool.

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I have sent the flashmaster home with several kids. I also gave one to the second and third grade teachers. It has been a hit with that age group! Many parents have stopped me to say their child loves it! … I will continue to encourage people to use it! My class is still taking turns with it at home.

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Will remember to keep Flashmaster as a treat for kids to look forward to.

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We think Flashmaster is
GREAT.

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We have received the Flashmasters and with limited time so far, I'm impressed with the look, the feel, the ease of operation. I'm really looking forward to having the students assess them. Thanks again!

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I am the math resource teacher at … School in McLean, VA. The Flashmasters have … been a big hit and many parents are planning to order them for their homes

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I will continue to share your product with parents and other teachers in the area. The children here love it!

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The kids really like them.
[private tutor and elementary school teacher at … School, NYC, NY, which specializes in children with learning disabilities]

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This is good news.
I have been demoing (is this a verb?) the FlashMaster with our elementary principals (they were really excited) ….

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We placed the product in a 3rd Grade classroom as a means to determine interest and applicability for our students. The response has been very positive. … [My] congratulations on a great invention.

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You should see the difference in my older kids' skills in just these few days ... unbelievable
.  The younger ones are less voracious, but still mesmerized by the machines. . … The kids have found tremendous satisfaction … and they don't seem to be put off if they're low on the performance scale.  They just practice harder.  One of my formerly weak calculators is one of the fastest after a few nights home with an FM.

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I found it to be user friendly

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My class enjoyed trying the Flashmaster and would practice independently. I really didn't track them, but know that they enjoyed the techno-practice.

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The flashmasters are wonderful--thank you so much. My 5th grade class uses them as a center. Students who are struggling with their times facts are using the flash card settings to study a particular time table. Others use the flashmasters when they are done with their work. The students love them. This year my class is really moving forward rapidly with their xfacts--a big part of that is the practice they get from the flashmaster.

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I think kids will really like math facts practice with the FlashMaster.

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I am a mentor teacher to about 30 middle school teachers. Most of the[m] have problems with basic facts. I had the opportunity to see one from a teacher that had attended the National Math Conference. No one in our district has the Flashmaster, but the teachers who brought it are really excited about it. I too really like it and would like to show it off.

I found the FlashMaster a very useful tool to help students practice their math facts. It is easy to use. I like how you have the various levels on the back for quick reference. I could see a teacher having several of them for her students instead of using worksheets. … Parents pay anywhere from $20-$69 for a math program for their computers. These are usually in game format and kids love them. This, on the other hand, is portable, and to the point. In my experience, kids enjoy practicing their facts. They would enjoy using this tool very much - far better than doing a ditto!!! I will be demonstrating it to a group of teachers who represent each of the 10 elementary schools in our district.

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I love the Flash Master
. As a matter of fact I am using it this summer as I tutor. I have had several students and parents ask about purchasing one.

Actually, I work with some underprivileged children who I think I will give them to if it doesn't cost me too much.

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I have the Flashmaster, have played with it on my own, and found it very easy to make friends with--and this from someone who is still struggling with her cellphone!

Next step, bring it to the children!

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C … just dropped by our little school in Nfld. and gave me finishing school today...my Primary kids will just love this. This is my 25th year of teaching and I'm so excited about your product!!! Way to go!!!

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I am very happy with the FlashMasters.  … I am using them in my class and continuing to collect data for my article.  Two years ago I conducted an action research project on improving children's mathematical abilities.  I have data that I collected from that project and I want to compare the progress of children who use the FlashMaster in addition to the other teaching techniques I use.  I see a huge improvement in X., who scored a 4% on the SAT last April.  That's about as low as you can get, since 50% is average and the 4% was probably earned just by random chance guessing.  Already X. has passed Test 1 (a 2 minute test of 30 addition facts with sums to 10).  This may seem like a modest accomplishment, but in September X. took 2 minutes to add 3 or 4 problems.  X picks up a FlashMaster every chance he gets.  As soon as I collect more compelling data, I will publish and compare the two classes.  I have also shown the FlashMaster around to my colleagues.  I can share my grant and encourage other teachers to apply for one for FlashMasters next May.

I have told several of my parents about the FlashMaster and have recommended it to the 7 older children (5th graders) who meet in my room for FCAT Test camp after school with the guidance counselor.  …  The fifth graders were entranced when I let them use the FlashMasters until the guidance counselor arrived.

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This is what one of my students said about the FlashMaster: “It is really cool. It has all kinds of problems (adding, dividing, etc.). It was very easy to use, and I understood it.”

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I have seen many uses for the FlashMaster. There is high interest among my students. It is a great way to teach facts.

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The students think it's really cool, and one who owns a comparable product already has asked her buddy to get her a Flashmaster for her birthday...

In the classroom, they are still fighting over possession.

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I can't wait to get the FM into the hands of my students. I heard about it last Saturday from a teacher-friend on the east coast, and I immediately ordered one online. I quickly told my principal about it and she, from my enthusiasm, was ready to order one for herself for a trial period at least. The device arrived today and after half an hour of "playing" I'm sold!

Dr. Mel Levine writes in his new book about how important automaticity with arithmetic tables is for future success in math. He suggests that parents need to take the lead in getting their children to drill and practice, with suggestions from school. With Mel Levine in mind I recommend to students/parents that they: make tables & charts; practice skip counting (counting by multiples); say the problem and answer aloud; write the problem and answer on paper; use a calculator. I think the FlashMaster is going to supercede all of these techniques in terms of appeal to students and efficacy.

I wanted to know what the Pause button did (why it didn't work when I pressed it) and went looking for an index at the back of the Guide and a table of contents in the front. I found a picture of the FM instead with all the buttons on the device page-referenced. Even better!

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I echo everything that the third grade teacher reports. My students love to practice on the Flashmaster in their free time and it is such an easy way for me to run my class. Some kids on an activity and some on the Flashmaster and then they switch.

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This seems great for grades 2-6 to practice & reinforce basic facts.


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I received your wonderful product yesterday! Thanks so much for sharing that with me. I will pass on business cards to interested parents. I can't wait to get my students started with it.

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I love the FlashMaster and have encouraged other teachers & the parents of students to buy it.

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I like FlashMaster because it doesn't waste a lot of time on "entertainment" yet keeps students' attention because it is challenging.  I keep a chart for students to record their progress.

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Flashmaster is an excellent math learning tool.


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It’s a fantastic machine ….

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I enjoyed using it myself!!

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I will spread the word.  I’m a big fan.  And amazingly (to me), the kids love them too.

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I think this is a great tool!    The results key will be very helpful ….

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The FlashMaster is great!

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A great product

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It's great!!!  I only recently began using it with the students receiving academic intervention services.  The few students who have tried it thoroughly enjoyed it.  The most difficult part was getting them to put it down!  I've recommended it to both colleagues and friends.

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The FlashMaster is a useful tool.  It has produced results on some of the most difficult students that I've known in my 2+ years at [national tutoring franchise].  The "Timed Practice" feature is especially useful; it repeats the problems that the student got wrong, pounding it in until they get it.  Most students prefer using it instead of other mediums, and it saves on pens/pencils and paper.

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… the students are enjoying it.

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I am letting the math developer use it right now and she LOVES it!!!

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I have now let two separate students take the unit home for the weekend and their parents have shown interest in purchasing them.  I especially like the feature that changes where the question mark is located.


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The students really like the FlashMaster.


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We just started to use the flashmaster.  A teacher in kindergarten wanted to try it out.  She has a child that is ready for first grade, he is using it and loving it.  I wish I had another one, another teacher wants to try it out with her after school program.

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I love the FlashMaster.  I am going to train my aide to use it when she tutors students who are still having trouble learning their multiplication tables.  When I first got it in the mail I played with it for at least a hour.  It was a lot of fun and definitely kept my attention.

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Hey, I received the flashmaster today, Thursday.  That was quick.  I love this thing and am anxious to take it home to my ten year old grandson.


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When I have the ELL students in my math class, the flashmasters have proven to be quite effective.
Because of this effectiveness, the ELL teacher would like to get some for tutoring purposes.


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We are so happy with the flashmasters we have that we are looking for additional funds to purchase more.  Even the kindergarten teachers are demanding them.

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The students are enjoying the flashmasters.


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The Flashmasters are great!
We used them at the beginning of the school year and the kids loved them.  Many are proficient, so now I have them going home for a week or so at a time with individuals.


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My 8 year old was having confidence problems with subtraction. I brought this home from the NCTM conference and he would choose Flashmaster over Gameboy at times because he liked it so much.

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BTW, I love the flashmaster.  I am a parent volunteer math teacher in our school and these devices are wonderful – extremely helpful when children are at different levels.  Thanks!!

This is a great tool for the classroom.

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It works great!

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My kids love the FlashMaster.

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I've had my teachers all demo the unit you provided.  They think it's terrific … I do think it's a great idea.  I've used it with some kids 2nd – 4th who are sent to the Principal's office for discipline.  I just tossed it down in front of them and told them to figure it out.  Great results!

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It is great!!

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Flashmaster is an excellent math learning tool.

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All of the teachers that have looked at it and tried it out think it's great!
  We can see the students really using it and will be recommending it our parents.

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[I]t is great!  The kids took to it very quickly and easily...I think it is  because it is very similar to a "video game"....

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I have been volunteering four days a week in a program [in La Yerbabuena, Mexico] that provides an opportunity to keep some poor kids off the street after they finish school ….

The conception is good, but there is only one poorly paid staff who must deal with 8 to 16 very wild kids.  … 

They are really terrible in math preparation, with about three exceptions, three kids who are really quite good.  The rest know little and could care less.  Of about 5 fourth graders, only one knows their times tables.  The rest get stuck on 3 x’s anything.  Actually they understand about multiplying and dividing (the older ones), but most still have serious problems with addition.  …

My math program consisted of a bunch of addition and multiplication flash cards.  I would try and find their appropriate level and start working one on one.  I kept track of their progress.  One day one of the nuns gave me a whole sack of candy that some kind soul had left for the kids, so I began to use this as a prize every time they could move to a new level.  This was working pretty well, but only about a quarter of the kids were interested in sitting down with me and doing some real brain work.

With the Flashmaster I have now increased the number of kids seriously working on their math to about 60%.  These are kids who are at least once a week trying to move to a new level.  About 10% work every day.  They may do a new level every day.  As I said it is all individually done.  I have fourth graders doing 4+ and one first grader who has done all the +’s and is now doing subtraction, and make good progress with her times tables.

Obviously, I am very hot for the Flashmaster.  It has definitely given my math program a shoot in the arm.  I like the flexibility and different levels.  One size (one Flashmaster) fits all.  The kids like the fact that it is in the form of a computer game.  They like the game and challenge part.  They … know how to set the thing they are working on.  I followed the directions and in the beginning sessions just let them play with it and discover.  You might be interested to know that the fact all the instructions are in English seems completely irrelevant.  They have no problem understanding when errors are made or changing functions, etc.  Two of my most outstanding students wouldn’t even work with me before Flashmaster.  They both like to take it off by themselves.  Both are very dedicated and are moving ahead rapidly.  The machine so far seems pretty indestructible.

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[W]hen I used one in my classroom I couldn't believe how well it held the students attention. I have many students who have attention problems and this really seemed to do the trick. I'm only speculating, but I think it may be that it is very interactive much like the video games they play.

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I was at a colleague’s home the other day … when she stepped out to get the mail.  She walked back in the door very excited and saying, "it's here, it's here!"  She proceeded to open the package and it was a Flashmaster.  She did not say anything other than here play with this for a bit.  I did, WOW!  I really enjoyed the fast pace and the different ways that the problems are presented.  I also like the way that it reviews the results, so that students can chart their scores and know if they are doing better than the time before.

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I received my flashmaster today.  Thanks!  It's great.

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I think you've created a great tool for kids

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[I]t will be a neat supplement to our curriculum.

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Cristina and Victor … are ecstatic over the flashmaster. … I have been trying since early September to get them to learn the multiplication tables. It's not that they can't learn, it's just that it's a tiresome process that they find ways not to go through. But they are fighting over flashmaster. Yesterday Victor did table 5 at 100 percent on the second try. … Victor (11) and Christina (9) are among the five children I am teaching in La Yerbabuena [Mexico]. ..

[My husband] and I have known for some time that the failure of Mexican schoolchildren to learn the mult. tables is a genuine handicap as they move up in math. The schools do not emphasize this enough, for with the numbers they must handle, they don't find the time. Children who, like Victor and Cristina, who have an illiterate mother and semi-literate father, are especially handicapped, for they are unlikely to be drilled at home on the tables.

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I received my Flashmaster today and the kids think it is great!!!  They all want to play and explore what they can do with it.  Thanks so much for sending us one.  I am trying to find funds for more as all the kids want one!!

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I'm the math specialist at … Elementary …. My principal is willing to approve a P.O. for 24 more FlashMasters! … We love them and are telling all our friends!

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I am really excited about your product and hope to be ordering more soon, whether it is just for my program or for the entire school!

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The
kids love it.

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Our SE department says wonderful things about it.

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It works great!  Over the past months, I have used software programs and flash cards and the Flashmaster is not only easy for the kids to use themselves, they also find it to be find without having to sit down at the computer all the time.

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great alternative to flash cards!

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We use these in my classroom.  They are awesome!

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The students in the learning center love the flashmaster.


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My kids have already shown substantial gains in their calculating skills in just the short class time
they have had to use them.

One student has jumped, in adding, from 46% to 100% (nearly 100% of the time) at 90 sec...Level 7!  I have done everything known to man to activate him...NADA.   Along comes the FlashMaster and he's an overnight sensation!  … The FM is a part of our lives now.  I am delighted, and I hope my cohort[s] will recognize how vigorously they can animate the desire to "do math" by using the Flashmasters.

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[O]ur Special Ed teacher is really liking the unit.

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I have had a student test it for me.  I just handed it to her without any instructions after she told me she was having difficulty in math.  She is in third grade.  After three weeks, her mother told me that it is fantastic.  Her progress in math facts has been phenomenal.

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I just received the FlashMaster and love it.  I work at 2 schools and have teachers at both schools.  The students really enjoy it, and are motivated by seeing their scores.

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Let me say, you have a wonderful product here, and hope that you do extremely well.  I was very impressed with how quickly you shipped the first 12 out to me, and my students LOVE them.  I was showing the Flashmaster to teachers in our staff lounge, explained and showed how it tracks the last 9 activities.  Anyhooo, to make a long story short, a few of these teachers today were talking about how their kids were really enjoying tracking their progress on math things and I reminded these colleagues that the FlashMaster holds the last 9 activities' results.  They were stunned, and wanted to see the machine again.

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highly engaging

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This is what one of my students said about the FlashMaster.  “It is really cool.  It has all kinds of problems (adding, dividing, etc.)  It was very easy to use and I understood it.”  I have seen many uses for the FlashMaster.  There is high interest among my students.  It is a great way to teach facts.

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Love the flashmaster.  Students and grandkids love it.   

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This is simply a great product.  My children, ages 9 and 7.5, see it as a "math gameboy" -- thus they both want to use it.   I like that they can do it on their own and show me the results of their efforts.  The independence gained for both of us is grand!

In addition to my endorsement with my clients, you have their endorsement with their friends and homeschool pals.  Additionally, they think you should require parents to get one per child.   

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I thank you so much.  It has just been a wonderful experience using them….  And it always has everybody's interest from the lowest student in the bunch to the A student who wants to get faster and faster on them.  So it's just incredible.  And everything that it says on your website from people is absolutely the truth.  The kids just love them.

Somebody at the end of the year sent me a whole pile of old math things that they had put a lot time in since the beginning of their career … all sorts of old flash cards and old games and things like that and I looked at them and I realized that it was a lot of somebody's effort but I just ditched them all because I have the FlashMaster and nowadays the kids are just enthralled with it and there's no reason to go to anything else 

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THESE FLASHMASTERS ARE GREAT

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The fourth grade has received a fantastic gift from P.T.O. funds!! Together with the fifth grade, we requested Flashmaster units.   Flashmasters are hand held math games that improve math fact efficiency.  We will be able to use them for timed tests, practice and just plain FUN!!  Thank you so much to our wonderful PTO for this gift that will benefit all of our students.  …  The students really enjoy using them and they improve their math skills.

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My [second grade] students in 2003-4 ranged from low to average in math abilities. Eleven of the 16 children who took the SAT-9 in first grade scored below 40%. The average score for the class was 32%. The students used the FlashMasters enthusiastically throughout the day as they completed assignments and during center times. Did the FlashMasters improve their mathematical abilities? The scores for the 16 students rose from 517 to 751 and climbed to an average of 47%, an increase of fifteen percentage points.

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We (the teachers & students) are loving these incredible machines!

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I just wanted to send you an email … to inform you of the great success we're having here at N. Middle School with the Flashmaster (using it in a structured way M-W-F) … some of our parents want to buy them to have them permanently at home.

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The kids love it … I forwarded the website yesterday to all of the parents. … Great tool. … flashmaster is a great product

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I wish I had documented all the skills increases I observed this summer.  In a two week half-day "Power Prep", kids, going into 3rd and 4th, had solid leaps in their grasp and retention of basic math facts.  I want them to jump from FlashMaster to mental-math-in-a-hurry, and many of them were astonishing.  When I combined the FlashMaster with fact family triangles, the light bulbs went on almost audibly.  They feel so smart about learning one fact and getting the other three as a bonus!  I can't tell you how grateful I am for your machine!

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My children are really enjoying it.  It is an excellent tool to use in math.

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The kids are getting great practice!

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Just tell them when a student I had (grade 5) who failed a year and was 3 years behind in reading and math facts, started using the Flashmaster, it built up his confidence and self-esteem to the point that he could be taught reading and math.  Before that, he had had absolutely no confidence to anything in class.

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I was tutoring a student this summer and told her mom she needed to really work on math facts.  Yesterday she brought in the flashmaster to show me—what an awesome toll!!

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I am an itinerant teacher, traveling between several schools.  I purchased 6 Flashmasters from you last year, and I am happily using them again this year. … I work in the … Public Schools; I've recommended the Flashmaster to MANY TEACHERS, and they have also purchased several for their schools.  I haven't seen anything like them—our students just love to hone their skills with the Flashmaster!

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My school has a classroom set of FlashMasters that we use with these kids to practice fact power. … We have found that it truly helps students master their facts.  It … appeals to the kids who like gameboys.  I like that it can be used with early 2nd graders learning easy addition facts and also with fifth graders doing division.  It is a great tool!

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I can't tell you how nice it is to have a whole classroom set!

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[T]he students LOVE them.  It makes practicing their facts fun!

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We have our students practice 3 minutes every night (except weekends) (addition and subtraction only, for now) and record their results.  You can actually watch the improvement by reviewing their record sheets.

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[A]ll of the teachers who commented on it after having time to "play" with it were enthusiastic.  I agree.  The more I use it, the more excited I am.  I've recommended it to friends …. I am happy that I have the opportunity to share this tool with others.  When my grandson gets a little older, guess what will be under the Christmas tree!!  Many thanks

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Wow!  What a fantastic math game!  A teacher friend introduced me to FlashMaster and what a wonderful tool for students to use in the classroom/home learning their math facts.

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I am so happy to have received the FLASHMASTER so quickly.  I purchased this for my daughter who is a struggling learner.  It was recommended to us by her speech therapist ….  I have begun to use this just the way you said.  I am playing with it and my daughter is playing with it and I will have students play with it before we read the directions.  As a teacher, this suggestion made me realize that you are a person who "gets it" when it comes to learning.  If they discover it, they own it.  I am very pleased with this too.  As a Title I Mathematics teacher, I see tremendous possibilities for a reasonably priced quality piece of technology.

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We are really loving these.  I have set up a system and we will be using flashmasters in all grades with all students each and every day in grades 1 through 6 by Christmas.  Right now we have the program going with all 3rd and 4th.  Everyone loves it—especially students.  Thanks so much for your genius!

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I am a resource math teacher ….  My 7th graders came to me with huge gaps in their ability to recall math facts. … My students absolutely adore the little contraption!!!!  They are willingly learning their math facts.  This has been such an encouragement to us all.

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I am an Educational Psychologist in private practice who … suggests your product to my students.

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My [6th grade] kids are having a blast with it!

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I work with a student who just received a flashmaster as a present and it's a wonderful tool.

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We are enjoying our flashmasters very much.  Students that struggle with the basics love it and so do the "whiz kids" that can challenge themselves by decreasing the time and increasing level of difficulty. 

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I … shared it with my students.  They loved it.  You'd be amazed how many high school students don't know basic facts.

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I have used these with third grade special ed students and found them to be the most successful tool in helping them master their multiplication facts, zeros through twelves.  The FlashMaster provides the repetition and individualized format that my students needed to help them learn and retain so many facts.

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I am spreading the word to fellow teachers/administrators in favor of their use.  …

P.S.  Test results are impressive.

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I received my flashmaster two weeks ago!  I have been quite pleased with it, as have the children in my classroom.  I recommended this product to each of their parents at conference time last week and I know that several of them have already ordered one for their child.

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I have also recommended it to numerous parents of the Tutorial Programme that I administer on Saturdays.  … I think this is an exceptional teaching assistant and the children love it.

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It is an AWESOME learning device

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I ordered the first set of flashmasters in this county from you back in June, when I purchased 30 for $1,000 even.  Since then, we have experienced GREAT success and I have inserviced math teachers throughout the county on four occasions ….

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[My principal] has been extremely pleased with the progress we're seeing in some of our "lowest" achieving incoming sixth graders - and students enjoy working on them several times a week for homework!

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My class is multi-handicapped—small increments are wonderful—no other machine I know of has that

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This is an amazing product.

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It is awesome—I can't believe how the kids love working with it and they fight over who gets to use it next.

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I love your machine.

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I am currently using the Flash Masters we have at Landmark College with a class of adult students.  They LOVE it.  The Flash Master is versatile enough to challenge all students in this class, from those who are extremely unsure of many of the facts to those whose math anxiety leads to many careless errors.  One student is just very slow with great comprehension, but that student is already seeing the benefit of the timed practices in speeding up fact recognition.

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I just received the FlashMaster. I’m very impressed with delivery. Great job! My best friend is a middle school math teacher and I took it to her class so we could “play” on it together. How fun. The 7th graders in her class would not stay in their seats. They wanted to play with us.

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I have used your Flashmaster with some of my students and you asked for feedback.  I love what it does!!

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A parent in my class recently purchased a FlashMaster for her child ….  I have seen the child become increasingly motivated to learn her facts.  Your product has made it a fun challenge ….

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One of my students … had been having difficulty learning his multiplication facts, and I suggested to his mother that he try a computer program.  Apparently, they bought a Flashmaster and in no time he knew his facts.

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I have good news!  The third graders at our school have been using FlashMasters every morning.  I have two students … who have passed Level 7 multiplication at 1 second.  I am so excited because these are third graders!

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Great product.

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I have tried the Flashmaster—along with some of my students—and found it be useful and fun!  Many quiet educational moments in class have been provided by what my students call the "math computer".Thank you!

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Fabulous tool!!

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The flashmaster has really motivated the kids in my building, and I am so glad to have them working on them.

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the results have continued to be joyful.  One to share ---- Yesterday, I was in the hall when one of my former students, a first grader, stopped me on the spot, dug down deep in her bulto (now on the floor), and ceremoniously handed me a Flash Master I had loaned her just before Christmas.  Miss Intensity, very self assured, then said, "Thank you very much.  Mamí is going to buy one.  It is a real help.  I am now VERY good at math!"  With that, she sped off to class.  What a moment!  She was so proud she shone...........

N.B.  This child's older brother was FM's first huge success story last year!  He's the youngster who made a quantum leap in less than one month.

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Yesterday, [a public-school] teacher told me that this is the first year in 17 years of teaching that every third grader in her class will pass all their flashcards for all the times tables.  Usually she said she'll have a handful that finish, the majority get to their 7s and 8s, and a few will not get past the 3s.  She is delighted this year to have everyone so close to finishing.  She credits the flashmaster for helping this class show such mastery.

Good testimony for your product!

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I think it's a great product.

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We love your product.

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We are loving it!

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Thanks again for your support as we attempt to improve the academic success of inner city youth.  The children really enjoy working with the Flashmaster and we can see improvement in the student performance on the memorization of their facts.  I will continue to inform other schools of the Flashmaster because I truly believe it makes a difference and motivates students.

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I think the Flashmaster is great

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I really have not had a student "out-grow" the flashmaster.  [Name of third grader], who mastered the one second challenge earlier this year, is now working on levels 8 and 9 at one second and is also working on division.

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Your flashmasters have really made a tremendous difference in our students' abilities in math.  They LOVE it!  I have several 4th graders who have completed 1.6 seconds and are trying for the 1.3 seconds.

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Chuck, thank you for your support for our students here at [W].  It really has made a difference in their lives -- as they are gaining confidence in math every day!  That translates to their choices of higher level math classes in Jr. and Sr. High School.  THAT translates to career opportunities that would not have been available to them without the math confidence.

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Hi!  I just want you to know that the kids are really loving it.

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I am thrilled with the flashmaster.  …  My children want to spend the entire math class on it.  It has been a blessing.

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My students love it.  It makes learning their math facts fun.

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Chuck, just wanted to let you know that the FlashMasters arrived on Friday and were distributed to the teachers today.  They are thrilled!

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Flashmaster is great

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My students have loved using our classroom flashmaster!  They all want to use it often and I wish we had more!!!!!!!!!!!

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Our school also has a class set of Flashmasters ….These hand-held devices are incredible at motivating the kids to want to learn their facts.  I even have kids that stay in from recess just to practice!  Take a look at them - they're awesome!

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I love the Flashmaster.  It has helped the students I tutor a great deal.  I wish I could get all their parents to order one. 

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The students are wild about the flashmaster!

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I have 21 children coming to the [activity center in Ildefonso Tultepec, Queretaro, Mexico] every day:  ages 5 – 12.  The FlashMaster is one of their favorite activities.  Great Invention!

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My nephew … ordered a flashmaster and loves it!  It's a great tool for learning math with my 3rd graders!

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Your invention is incredible.  Thank you.

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We started using them!!!   They are fantastic!!!!

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es realmente bueno y facil de usar

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Great product!  I use it for my own children & when I tutor.

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I like the FM—it gives me/my son independence from time on flashcards.

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I just got the chance to see this AWESOME  tool yesterday! I am so impressed.

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Thank you for all your help.  GREAT product!

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we ordered 54.  We love them!  Now the kids want them at home.

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I am Curriculum Director in a school.  A student raised his timed test score tremendously.  When his teacher asked how he did it, he told her he had a Flashmaster.

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So far we are all impressed with the FlashMasters!  They are so easy to use! 

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They are WONDERFUL! Each week I give a timed fact test. The students have really improved using the Flashmasters for practice. We believe as a faculty the importance of the automaticity of basic fact knowledge. It really pays off! I also like that the Flashmasters provide students with the opportunity to compete against themselves to improve each time. The Flashmaster design is motivating to the students. I have been very pleased with this product and would highly recommend it to any school system.

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My third graders enjoy using them because they feel like they are "playing" a video game. … My favorite feature is the timer. Students love to try to beat the clock.

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The students are thrilled with this device, and the teachers are already seeing improvements in computation accuracy and time taken.

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Our kids really like these machines!

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the kids and teachers love them

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Thank you for an educational tool that puts practice in the students' hands, yet allows the adults to keep a close look at performance.

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my students really enjoy using the FlashMasters

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I received the Flashmaster yesterday in the mail. I absolutely love it!!! I have not read over the directions yet but it is very easy to use many of the functions. I spend quite a bit of time testing my students on math facts and with the Flashmaster I will not longer need to do this. I can program the equipment to do this for me and my students can have more opportunities to practice if I am not available to work with them independently.

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Very useful product!!  (Love the timed test)

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No more paper flashcards everywhere getting torn, dirty and/or lost!  My kids play with it like a computer game.  No more complaining about doing math facts.  And, it's great for the car.  … Thanks for a great, practical product!

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I think the flashmaster is wonderfully designed 

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One of our … parents gave us information about Flashmaster, thinking that this product was new information for us.  Not so!  We have purchased Flashmaster and are using it in our Middle School math classes.  We love Flashmaster!

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My son and daughter love it!

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Your product was recommended to me by a doctor who specializes in identifying students' learning disabilities.

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My wife …is a teacher at … Elementary School ….  We have shown the Flashmaster to the Principal ….[W]e want to thank you for your product. We got it because our daughter was having some problems with her times tables, and since getting the Flashmaster, we have seen great progress. This is why we brought it to the school's attention.

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It is wonderful!!! 

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They have been a huge hit

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I tell everyone.  It is awesome!  Parents, teachers and students all enjoy "playing."

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It's a great training tool, & the kids like it.

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Our students beg to use these!!!!!

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[M]y classes need help in rote facts.  This is super!   … I ♥ the see results button.

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Our students love your product, and using the Flashmaster has resulted in great success for many of them.

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Many times the students will refuse to put the machine down until they have achieved 100% and mastered a number.  They're strangely addicting in that way.

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I was approached by one of my student's parents … regarding the use of the FlashMaster. … She was very confident using this tool with her child.  … I have seen quite a lot of progress with this particular student in fourth grade.  He now knows his multiplication tables and found division to be a breeze.

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I love them so much.  My students and my children especially love them.

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I need more!

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It is a great product

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Excellent tool for helping students to practice the basic facts.  I like that the FlashMaster includes all facts -- +, -, X, /.  This is great for differentiation!  Great product!!

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The flashmaster is perfect for the children in my tutoring program, who struggle with their math facts.  esp. Multiplication!

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I teach 5th grade and my students love it.

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The kids love them and they are really helping with mastery.

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I have used Flashmasters at Sylvan Learning Center and they are great!!!!!

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[T]he simplicity of them is so awesome. Kids love them. I teach 60 Title I math students.

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After about 15 minutes she said, "I didn't think it would be this fun!" I left her with an assignment of learning the 3 times facts. When I arrived this morning, she announced that she could do them out of order and I could ask her any of the facts. She did! When I was giving her assignments for the weekend, she said, "You don't have to tell me to use this [FlashMaster]. I will!"

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A student of mine brought in the flashmaster to show us how to use it and I'm hooked! I love it! This student is intrigued with it and it has helped him memorize his facts in such an interesting way.

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Best thing for practicing math facts (add, subt, mult, and divide) since sliced bread!

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WOW!! I cannot wait to share with my faculties!

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My students love it.

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I am a mentor/tutor in school working with 2-3-4th graders from dysfunctional family settings who are having trouble with math. As a retired military officer, I recognize the value of practice and electronic simulation. I bought 2 FlashMasters as necessary tools to do my volunteering work. It is the exact method to reach and challenge youth in our “electronic culture” today.

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Excellent learning tool!! Great for reinforcement and improvement too!!

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Thank you so much. The kids absolutely love them!

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One of my students showed his FlashMaster to me, and it is terrific. He has improved his mastery of basic facts tremendously.

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Thanks for creating such a great math tool. My class is loving it!!

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I am a special education teacher. I have a student who has autism and has used the FlashMaster at home with great success.

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One of my parents showed me the FlashMaster and I loved it! She proceeded to tell me that it holds her son’s attention and he is learning his facts. What a cool way to master multiplication.

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I hope the school district buys many FlashMasters from you, especially for the remedial math students. It is an amazing education tool!

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It is great for drill and reinforcement for students who can work independently.

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Your product is wonderful. I’m using it on a 12, 10 and 7 year old. Exactly what I’ve looked for, for years. So many computer games are foolish and time consuming.

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I would recommend the Flashmaster to parents because it is easy to use and enjoyable for the kids.  They forget they are doing math problems!

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We are second grade teachers in [R] School in St. Louis, MO.  We heard about the Flashmaster from one of our former students.  We checked out her Flashmaster, looked at the website, and were very impressed with what we saw.  We gave the website address to our whole class and several of the children have already ordered and received their Flashmaster.  They all LOVE them!

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We love our Flashmasters and look forward to getting more.

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My students think it’s so fun!

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It is AWESOME!!

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I have been suggesting to my parents to purchase FlashMasters.  They love it.  Their children are now getting 100% on fact tests.  Yeah!!

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Product is AWESOMEI have recommended it to many fellow teachers both at home and traditional schools.

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[I]t grows with the kids… A terrific product. 

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I want you to know that I have been very impressed with both your service and your product.  We use the flashmasters daily with our at risk students who are receiving extra support.  Our ESE teachers are also using them in the regular education classes, since we are an inclusion school for math.  The students love working with them.  I also tell other teachers who come to visit our school about the flashmasters, so hopefully the word is spreading.

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I am using my Flashmaster as a warm-up aid for tutorial students.  It is a great tool for the 21st century child who “believes” technology makes it okay to study.

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Thank you for the great in-service! We love our Flashmasters!

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We're using it frequently now. Thanks! It isn't "babyish."

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This is a great product.

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As a SPED teacher, this has been a tremendous motivator to learn math facts. The children ask for it by name.

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Would make a great gift for any kid.

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A couple of years ago, I purchased a class set of the FlashMasters. They have been such a huge success that I’m asking our county assistant superintendent...to possibly buy some for several of my fellow teachers that are setting up 21st century model classrooms for the state of WV.

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This is what [T] wants. They use it in school. The teacher said that it will be the best $50 I will ever spend.

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We have invested in an electronic device called FlashMaster. It is used primarily in grades 3-6 but I have used it with 8th graders as well and have found it highly effective. Our students LOVE working on their basic facts using it.

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We continue to use the flashmasters during every class to practice for a few minutes... we love them!

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I have been very pleased with this awesome device.

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My students love them!!

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I couldn't put it down when my student brought it into my classroom. I will share it with my colleagues and my students. I will definitely share it with the math specialist in our district.

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Thanks so much for such a wonderful product!

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By the way, these machines are very popular with special education teachers… I love them and my students love them!

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I received the two FlashMasters. They are brilliant.

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I was very impressed since we have many students that struggle with their math facts. This makes learning the facts so much more enjoyable for students.

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The flashmaster is a great learning tool. ...They are too valuable [to] go ununtilized by today's kiddos.

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Flashmaster should be in every classroom... It is a wonderful plus fun learning tool.

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I love that the drills are scored and that there’s such a wide variety.

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Excellent. They were immediately hooked.

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My son's teacher tells me the kids love this (works just like GameBoy/DS).

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He loves it, we love it and now his teacher loves it!

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How impressed I am with your A+ customer service and incredible product! My 3rd graders fight over who will be next to use the flashmaster!!

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The Flashmaster is a huge factor in relieving test anxiety.

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A lot of my students enjoy using them.

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I am a firm believer in your product and you are welcome to have doubters contact me. IT IS FABULOUS!!!!

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We love the Flashmaster! The children are fighting over who will use it next! (And so are the teachers!) Our school is going to order more! And we're spreading the word. Thanks!

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My students at Sylvan have really benefited from their use!

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Our adult GED students love it!

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Our school purchased 73 units and the teachers and parents are more than pleased.

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I love the Flashmaster...

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I have had the opportunity to use it with third, fourth and fifth grade students that struggle with computation. I am pleased and amazed to say that I have seen growth in their abilities. A large amount of the credit goes to the FlashMaster for providing individual practice in a non-threatening manner.

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[A] parent brought her machine in today. She was so excited because her sons love it.

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I think your product is fantastic!

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Great product!

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Thanks! We love the flashmasters!

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I tutor a 3rd grader and I asked- not required- her father to buy her one because she needs to review her math facts on a daily basis! He did it and she loves it and he is so happy as am I!! Thank you for making such a great product!!

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Flashmaster has been a great tool for our children in the way of "flashcard" review, and something we’ve been extremely pleased in purchasing from you.

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Several of my students purchased these last year and they were a HUGE hit and help!

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My younger sister who recently turned ten years old asked for a Flash Master for her birthday. My father called me elated and raved about how much she loves it.

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Great for Title 1 math students.

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I love them- a big help for our kids that have a hard time learning facts.

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I like the different testing options & record keeping of FlashMaster.

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Students have fun with challenges- this tool will challenge them, all of them. It challenged me.

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Formerly a teacher, I'm now teaching my kids at home. The flashmaster has been great- my 9 year old son and 12 year old daughter have been mesmerized. We all see positive results quickly, encouraging more use. I originally 'assigned' FM once a day for 5 minutes; now they naturally spend more time using it. Even my math whiz 13 year old daughter picked it up a few times saying, "I need to work on my 12s."

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We love it.

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My students really benefit by using it.

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Great item! My students are addicted to it!

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The explanations were very helpful. My students enjoy it like a video game. I teach 1-2 and use the addition and subtraction. I share it with the teacher of 3-4 who uses the multiplication and division.

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Love it! Have shared it with my colleagues. My children love it! Best way to practice facts!

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I’m very happy with this product!

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[S]ome of my very best math students nearly begged to use the Flashmaster during any and all free time. These hard headed high achievers are intent on getting 100 percent at the highest level in the shortest time. This can not be a bad thing...

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As I try to teach the multiplication of decimals, it becomes evident once again that without memorized, off the top of your head, math facts, half of the lesson is spent using fingers, toes and other to figure out the facts. For the students who have the facts memorized, these lessons are a breeze and an easy A.

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You have a great product!

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Much of the enticement of the Flashmaster is the challenge.

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Your product is wonderful.

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We love our Flashmaster!

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Our whole 5th grade uses the FlashMasters daily and we love them!

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Wonderful tool for math!

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It's a great tool for practice as well as instruction-we only wish we would have known about them earlier.

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The FlashMaster is an essential educational tool for elementary schools!!

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I recently purchased a FlashMaster to use with my son and in my own classroom. I have found the FlashMaster to be an invaluable educational tool! I was first introduced to your product during my student teaching internship this year. I saw how it allowed even the most struggling student in third grade to progress in math, especially in the area of multiplication fluency. I also observed how the student's enjoyed using the FlashMasters. Many students would choose the FlashMaster over other activities or games.

I purchased a FlashMaster to help my son learn his multiplication facts. He has struggled greatly to learn his multiplication facts. After working with the FlashMaster, the results have been remarkable! I sent our FlashMaster to his school for his math teacher to try. She loved it! She is in the process of writing grants in order to purchase multiple units...

Thank you so much for your wonderful product! It has made my life, and many others, much better!!!

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Great tool!

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Just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that we are loving The Flashmaster! My 6 year old grandson is really enjoying it! He is "playing" with it over and over...especially when we say, "I bet you can’t get this score...no way!" He's already up to level 3 addition and is even doing it a few times with the answer in a different position. I'm sure his 1st grade teacher will be loving it also!

My daughter, who also is a 6th grade math teacher at another local middle school, is very impressed. We both will be sharing this gadget with other teachers in our district next month...Thank you for creating such a winning product!

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I work in a school that services many low-income families. Those children that I service as a Math Tutor love the FlashMaster.

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One of the biggest obstacles for them in math is basic facts- most students do not come to us proficient in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. This certainly hurts their ability to do higher-level, math. We have found the solution to our trouble, through-FlashMasters! These amazing games are considered to be gameboys by the students, but they are really little computers used to practice math facts.

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I have been using the FlashMaster for approximately 1 year with low achieving middle and high school students. All of them enjoy using the unit and work to improve their scores.

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The teachers and kids love them! If you make teachers and kids happy at the same time, I’m overwhelmed with joy! Our target population are economically and academically disadvantaged children, we are seeing remarkable progress using your directions.

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I have a waiting list into next month at school for kids wanting to take it home overnight. One student told me that he and his brother were having "FlashMaster contests" at his house this weekend! Wow! I'm impressed!

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This year we started them in a few classes at the beginning of the year, and one of our fourth graders, J., has mastered the Flashmaster Challenge. He was determined, and in about a week, he was able to do it yesterday! He came to me on his own each morning to get the Flashmaster to practice at our Homework Club. Yesterday he did it with 93% correct on level 7 at 1 second per problem... Thanks for making these Flashmasters! Our students are really excited about math facts now!

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It was one of the most successful experiences for the students in the classroom. It has created a positive attitude toward maths. It ensured that students did not fall behind if they missed a day because it was set for each individual. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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The students were very enthusiastic about using the machines and their behavior was very good during this period… [T]he evidence is that the initiative has helped enormously. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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The majority of students in the classes selected would have difficulty with tables: a necessary core skill in Maths and their confidence in the subject are greatly affected as a result...Accordingly all the teachers were eager to get involved in this initiative. The students were equally enthusiastic and excited when they laid eyes on these devices. They thought they were 'cool' and were very receptive to using them.

With the Flashmasters the students were able to work independently on different levels and at their own speed. Consequently all students were able to experience success. The potential of these devices was seen predominantly while observing one student. This particular young man has learning difficulty; he’s rebellious, poorly motivated and would find tables especially challenging. He really enjoyed using the Flashmaster and was absolutely thrilled when he got 100% in a test, he proudly told the others in the class and the students were surprisingly very supportive, largely due possibly to the non-competitive nature of this initiative. Overall the students really enjoyed the initiative and ask regularly to use them.

Undoubtedly I will be using the FlashMasters in the future with all the Junior cycle classes. It is heartening to finally have a post primary method of developing a skill which was inaccessible previously. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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Students used the Flashmaster for 20 minutes of class every Friday, and recorded their speed/accuracy in their maths copy books. We had enough machines to give each student use of their own. All found it entertaining and challenging, and very quickly worked out how Flashmaster, with all of its functions worked ... Results were 'private' to themselves and myself so they therefore felt encouraged to try the next level up. In conclusion both students and teachers involved found this to be a very worthwhile initiative. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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I used the Flashmaster for two months, 15 minutes a class. All the students found the Flashmaster easy to use, and enjoyed working with them. They recorded their results in their copies. I found the arithmetic practice greatly improved their maths ability in class and gave them much more confidence in maths. I did the graded maths test again with the students and found out that every student except one improved greatly. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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Using the Flashmaster gave a new lease of life to the whole area of basic arithmetic. The students loved using the Flashmaster and general behaviour improved as they were keen to use them, not one student had a negative reaction. I am looking forward to continuing this from the beginning of term in September, generally I think basic skills improved as students were constantly trying to improve their scores. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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The kids love it!

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It’s electronic flashcards. When used consistently (a minimum of 3 days a week, 10-15 minutes a session) with a record sheet to keep track of progress it can be quite effective. Daily use for 10 minutes is ideal... We now have about 250 Flashmasters (we’re a K-8 school of about 1700 students) and teachers as well as students love them. We’ve also had parents buy them for use at home.

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As an elementary educator for nearly 13 years, I was thrilled to learn about FlashMaster! My nephews used the tools in their school... and I was immediately interested in trying it with my own children. My son is a math whiz, and the FlashMaster has provided numerous experiences to help strengthen his skills and challenge his learning threshold. My daughter has never really enjoyed math, although she is very good at problem solving and critical thinking activities. However, this is gradually changing, as she has been able to improve her knowledge of basic facts with use of your tool. She is starting to "like" math a little bit more! Thank you very, very much!

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Great “game”!

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I think FlashMaster is a great tool!

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Wonderful learning tool.

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[G]reat for all levels of learning.  My first and third graders are able to both use it easily.

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Great service; great product!

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We also asked the grandparents to purchase FlashMaster for dd for her birthday.  This is a great tool and makes doing flashcards fun!  It is more like a game than a drill.  I love that it tracks her progress and it keeps her interested.  It has several levels of difficulty for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  So, this is a tool we will be able to utilize for several more years.

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Both boys love the Flashmaster and will often set themselves up for math drills.  A couple of nights ago [B] got upset because we wouldn't let him drill math facts during dinner.

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It’s a great tool for children who need extra help with math tables… My son, who has some learning disability, utilized this device and the results were amazing.  It’s easy to understand and operate.

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I just love itWe use it every day.  My seven year old has made great strides in her math facts.

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I am a home educator and recently purchased a Flashmaster for my 9yo son’s birthday.  He is fascinated, and I am thrilled to have a “pain-free” way to practice math facts… Thanks for developing an excellent tool to make a tedious task fun for kids.

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What a wonderful product!  I can’t say enough about it.  Before receiving the flashmaster, I had to fight with my son to get him to practice his facts.  Thanks to your product, he willingly practices his facts every night without a fight.  Math has become fun again.  He enjoys the challenge of working against the clock to complete all of his facts.  This is an awesome product!!

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I just want to tell you I love this product and my children’s teachers love it as well.

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The 4 older kids are FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) and in special ed at school.  They have very little attention span, but with Flashmaster, it keeps their attention a bit longer.

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We love this!

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My daughter finds flashcards boring.  This is a great alternative.

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I absolutely love theseThey have made my life easier since I no longer have to monitor flashcards for two separate grades.

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My order arrived much sooner than I expected.  My son loves to play it and I think it’s helping him already!

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I wanted you to know that my kids are loving the flashmaster.  My daughter does not like math but she is getting into it now.  She willingly practices 15 minutes a day.

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Love it-it’s really helped him!

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My kids play it like a game.

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My 8-year old loves it.

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Very satisfied.  Great product!

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Great product.  My daughter uses it- it has changed her attitude about math.

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Fabulous service and excellent product.

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My son’s math facts [have] greatly improved.

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Thanks so much, great little machine!

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I have tried many educational “toys” that claimed to teach your child his math facts, but they failed with my kids.  I have also looked into software programs on the market.  In my opinion this little device out does them all.

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My kindergarteners absolutely love the addition part!

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The FlashMaster is great!

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Awesome product! Kids love it.  Thanks.

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Great to work with!

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My Flashmaster arrived so fast . . . days before I expected.  My kids are having such a great time with [it], even arguing over who gets to use [it] first.  I think I might have to order another.  Thanks for having it be the first thing that they wanted to do before school today.  It's great.

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My two friends in NY have written to thank me for their Flashmasters.  Always a smash hit.

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Kids love it

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I am one of your satisfied customers-having just experienced the terrific way this little device helped my third grader learn her math facts.

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My Flashmaster arrived so fast . . . days before I expected. My kids are having such a great time with [it], even arguing over who gets to use [it] first. I think I might have to order another. Thanks for having it be the first thing that they wanted to do before school today. It's great.

 

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The best thing I ever did for my kids in Math was to get the hMaster! They have fun with it, and it takes the burden off of you to drill their math facts! My kids learned them so fast, after struggling without it!! It's pricey, but worth every penny!

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My 8 year old daughter has been using the flash master for about 2 weeks and it achieves its purpose. My child has resisted basic math for about 3 years. She picked it up and was not only able to use it in about 5 minutes, but says that it is fun. She exceeds the 10 minutes a day and has grown in 2 weeks more than a school year. ... The fact that she needs virtually no assistance appears to motivate her. My belief is that in 1 more month she will have mastered the basic math and be ready to move on to more advanced work. This a small price to pay for such growth. … Products such as FlashMaster can influence a child’s attitude not only toward math, but the whole learning process. Many people develop a negative opinion of their ability to learn math at a very young age. FlashMaster can help set our children on a much more positive path and perhaps even influence more people to pursue careers in areas where math is a much needed skill.

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PRAISE GOD FOR GIVING YOU THIS IDEA!
THANKS!

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it's addictive!

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You should know that this is a remarkable product -- the interface is exactly right. And I'm usually cynical about these things -- a result I suspect of years in business journalism ..... My seven-year-old (a) loves the FM and (b) in the space of a few short weeks has started acing math tests that used to cause her no end of problems.

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No need for improvement.  Every child should have one!

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“FlashMaster” is the tool we’ve been looking for! It’s perfect! The option for timed tests is very helpful. I love the small size; we can carry it with us in the car and on trips. This is the best tool for multiplication that I have seen—and we’ve tried lots of them!

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EXCELLENT TOOL—MY DAUGHTER HATES FLASH CARDS, BUT LOVES THIS! DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TO BE ASKED TO USE IT.


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This is an awesome product for home schoolers. ... GREAT PRODUCT!

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I think the Flashmaster is very easy to use.

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BTW, I love the flashmaster.  I am a parent volunteer math teacher in our school and these devices are wonderful – extremely helpful when children are at different levels.  Thanks!!

I will spread the word.  I’m a big fan.  And amazingly (to me), the kids love them too.

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My children are enjoying your flash master very much—thank you! It is a great way to practice their facts without my help. It is also a very useful tool for the car. Thank you!

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The kids like it, they think they are playing a game. I use all of the areas: flashcards, timed tests and tables. Thanks very much for sending me this fantastic tool!!

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Very Cool Product!


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I have used the FlashMaster both at school and at home with my children. I have definitely seen results in both places. At school I teach Special Education in a high school setting. These students do not know their math facts, and this has been a great motivational tool for these students to use. They always ask when it is their turn to use it. I have seen their skills improve. I would love to have more of them in my classroom.

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THE FLASHMASTER IS GREAT.  MY SON, 18, who never learned his X tables, USES IT WILLINGLY!

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My daughter is now excited about math.

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 [T]hings are so well laid out.

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My 8 year old son ... is the only one in his class who has memorized his “facts” and I wish all the kids could use [FlashMasters] because everyone seems to have forgotten how to memorize... We read about this product in a small write up in the NYTimes. Thank god, because he loves it and has become more-self-confident in memorizing everything, including the “circle of fifths” in his music theory class, where he used to be thought of as “slow”... Thank you SO MUCH! I wish you had a FlashMaster for every subject!

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Knowing one's math facts well leads to doing well in algebra and so forth. Not learning math facts leads to frustration later.


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It is fabulous!

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Love the FlashMaster!

At first, the face is visually overwhelming (maybe too many colors) but it was in fact easy to figure out.

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[I]t is great anywhere (long car rides, picnics etc.). My kids ... love it so much they literally compete for it.  It is a great gift idea....

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We do enjoy our FlashMaster!


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[M]y daughter loves using it. … And believe me, I will be spreading the word about your great product!

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[Y]our invention is super.

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I enjoyed using it myself!!

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Since you heard from us last, we found out that our daughter is dyslexic. We also found out that if she plays with it for a minute or two, it sort of jumpstarts her brain! She is improving greatly in math, and scored A's on her last 3 quizzes!

Little brother is grooving on it too! He didn't think he was good at math, until he started beating his own times! I passed the 1 sec. challenge onto him. Let's see what he does!

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Market the Flashmaster to kids with ADD
….  Great, too, for kids with output difficulties—they don't have to write the answers.

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It’s now just past 10pm, and my 9 year old has just grabbed the FlashMaster from [me], and taken it to bed! ...  [I]t would seem your clever little device has grabbed her!  ... I’ve never seen her so motivated toward the subject!

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We bought a Flashmaster a couple of months ago, and it's awesome!

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I love it! They are wonderful! Best thing that I have ever purchased for math!

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My daughter is very independent & hated flashcards because they included me.  She loves her flashmaster.  She's … the top math student in her class.  She did 1 hour every day of Spring Break on it … her choice, not mine.

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Great in the car!


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[W]e love it.  It is much easier to get our son to practice with this than any flashcards or worksheets.  Like I said, he thinks its like a game but we know he is getting more out of it than that.  His teacher is spreading the word … and I will too.  I've seen the things like Turbo Twist Math, but this is so much more versatile and can cover so many more skill levels.  Thanks for the great help!!

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At home my youngest son was struggling with his math facts, and so I would bring the Flashmaster home at night for him to use. He loved it and saw his scores improve. He was disappointed if I forgot to bring it home. He now knows his facts very well, but he still uses the machine to practice.

I have really been impressed with the Flashmaster.

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From the moment I took it out of its box it has been in constant use & fought over! I bought it because my 6th grader uses it in Math Class @ … Academy & my 3rd grader doesn’t but they are practicing their facts for a time test. I think starting in 2nd grade, classes should use it.

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My kids were excited, thinking it was a video. When they opened the box and saw it was a math game they were disappointed....but not for long! I let them turn it on, look at it, figure it out etc...All of them (8yr-girl, 10yr. girl, 13yr. boy and 16 yr. boy) all fought over using it and were in competition with each other. I even found myself and my husband in competition. We think it's great! … Every year I looked for a way to teach the so important math facts. Flash cards are a pain, timed tests are boring and often need to be reproduced etc... I just put the Flashmaster on the kitchen table and the kids are "playing" with it at breakfast! …I will recommend the Flashmaster to my friends and even let them play with it. … . I think it's a great product.

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What a great invention/tool! I used it and tested myself. When I was in grade school we used flash cards, but that required someone to help. This should appeal to the electronic generation and provide a proficiency that has been lacking. There is no replacement in life situations for instant recognition of number sets and their answers.

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What they love:

-The fact that you can change the sound to your liking
-Its portability
-Easy to read numbers without a lot of distracting characters

What I love:

-The sound is not obnoxious or loud
-The ability to review numerous times those probs that were missed
-The lack of "games" you can play when you win

Thank you for letting us enjoy your product!  I would recommend it highly!

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My son loves it! I think it's pretty cool too.

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I haven't yet sat down with my daughter to see how it works.  All I know is since we received it (4 days) ago, she's taken it everywhere … and has showed everyone (at least twice)

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I have really enjoyed using the Flashmaster and I thank you very much for it! My kids love it and have found a much more fun way of learning math facts. What a great idea!!! Thank you!!!!

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The Flashmaster is a great tool for learning times tables etc. Like flash cards, only better. My kids use it, and I recommend it.

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I am VERY happy with it.  One child is doing addition problems for fun after school and another is working for the first time without grumbling on his tables.  Thanks for all the thought that has gone into the product.

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I am loving the flashmaster and many thanks!!!

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I love your product.  My daughter’s math skills are growing nicely since we started using the flashmaster every day.

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This is an awesome tool for learning math facts, and you don't have to drill them! I absolutely love it!

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This is a lot more fun for the kids than flashcards.

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Nice that I have the ability to pull up missed problems.

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I think the device is great!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank you so much for the FlashMaster! It is great.

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My 3rd grader will be thrilled to use Flashmaster!

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I'm a Mom, with only 2 kids, so we certainly can budget a time for 3rd grader to use Flashmaster, especially since he is learning multiplication tables this year, and addition and subtraction do need to be cemented in.

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My wife ordered your product for our son and it's been very helpful.

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Thanks for doing a great “Job”.  My kids love it.

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[Y]our flashmaster has arrived in Germany. It is really all you promised. I had used different training programs before but most of them needed too much attention from my part and were not so successful. Now the flashmaster is always around and can be used anytime. It is a great learning tool and the neighbour children have come over to play with it. My neighbour who is very involved with education would love to have one.

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My 16 year old friend really liked it, and so did his mom and grandma. His mom even started telling some others about [it], and needs to take it to church on Sunday to show some. I have a 12 year old girl borrowing it now to "brush up".

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I have been very pleased with the results with my sons. My 12 year old has greatly improved on his fluency of performing all of the basic math functions, and comes up the answers much quicker. I have him use the FlashMaster on average 10-15 minutes per day. During the summer I will use the FlashMaster to keep his skills tuned.

My 4 1/2 year old just likes picking up the FlashMaster and experimenting with it. He is already doing addition and subtraction up to Level 3 with very good results. I let him use it as often and as long as he is interested.

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You have a great product

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My 8 year old was having confidence problems with subtraction. I brought this home from the NCTM conference and he would choose Flashmaster over Gameboy at times because he liked it so much.

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I found it to be user friendly

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I love your flashmaster. Both my 4th grader & 7th grader use it daily.

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[T]he Flashmaster is a hit that we wouldn't have predicted. She's figured out, and explained them to us (no small feat for a child with minor expressive speech delays). She hasn't read the whole back, but some as needed, and she's still playing with it. My husband predicted the MathBlaster (we have the whole set from last year or two) would be more popular, but he's absolutely wrong.

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First of all I would like to share with you how much my children like to use the Flashmaster given to them by their grandfather.  They both use it every night before they go to bed and race each other for a top score!

This Thanksgiving …, I discovered my 7 year old daughter … explaining the "game" to her 6 year old cousin, A.  A. has since decided to put Flashmaster on the top of her Santa list!

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We received the Flashmaster today, and [our daughter] played her first game a few minutes ago. I haven't been able to touch it yet, but she scored 100% and is running around the house saying "I rock, I rock!"

Sounds pretty good to me!

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It's a great little product!

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Muchas gracias por la máquina porque nos sirve para aprender más fácil las tablas y también aprende uno mucho.

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Regards and thanks from an appreciative parent.

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Will, age 9: “I think it’s really fun. It would be a good car game. Can I bring it to school?”

Mom: “It’s easy to use and doesn’t have too many bells & whistles.”

Eli, age 6: “I like doing lower levels.”

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It's an excellent tool. We went through the natural wave of enthusiasm to a less level of usage, but we are already back to it.

Finally, I found myself stealing it for my own fun practice.

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Once [kids] try it—it's addictive!

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Our daughter has increased her time and accuracy significantly. ... We are very pleased with its ability to teach the tables since this is the foundation of math!! ... Thanks so much for giving us a teacher that is fun!

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We just received C.’s flashmaster. He Loves it. I did what you said and let him play around. He had it figured it out in no time at all, and he strives for getting 100%.

I think this is going to be a Great tool for C.

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I have 3 kids and they all love the flashmaster. … and all 3 [of their] teachers absolutely LOVED this…It is a great learning tool. … Once again this is a great thing you have done for children….

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Its great. My son N. (7) has been using it nonstop since I gave it to him. I gave it to him as a math gameboy and i think the name helps -- slight legal problem of course …. Great product!

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Flashmaster was recommended by L.'s 3rd grade teacher …, and it's great!  Thank you for such a clever invention!

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My daughter really likes the Flashmaster and it seems to be helping her w/ her multiplication tables. You've got a great little device there.
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We love ours!  thank you!

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We received our Flashmaster on Monday and my son has not stopped playing with it! He's probably astounded that I haven't told him to put it away! (We don't have games like X-box or anything in our home) DH and I agree that no harm can come from it as it is just straight math facts.


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We think Flashmaster is
GREAT.

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My kids both love it.  Thanks!

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We have tried several computer applications in recent months that claim to take the place of flash cards that were very disappointing.  We were very pleased with FlashMaster.


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Wonderful concept ... no more missing flashcards!


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Perfect
product for homeschoolers (I am a homeschool mom with a degree in math and a masters degree in statistics)


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Viewing results, missed problems big plus.  Really helped increase speed.

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My daughter (8) … likes the product and the layout. … We accelerated our daughter ….  Having my daughter learn essentially have to learn 2 years of math at the same time (3rd and 4th) means that we've been trying a lot of tools for math facts and your product has really filled the bill.  Less messy and irritating than flashcards.  More like a cool technology which our daughter is proud to own ….  Despite getting picked on by the 4th graders who already know their facts, she proudly uses her Flashmasters.

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can be used in the car!

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We've been VERY pleased with it.

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THE DEVICE IS GREAT—EXCELLENT INTERFACE.

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Great on car trips & airplane.

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We love your product.

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Our 3rd grade and 2nd grade children loved it.  In fact my mother is going to order two or three to send as Christmas gifts.

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… it sure beats flash cards!


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We like the FlashMaster. Our kids like it too.

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My girls, 7 & 8, use it everyday as part of their math curriculum and it has been wonderful. … [T]he flashmaster is a vital part of our math lessons Monday thru Saturday.


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My daughter loves her Flashmaster!  I never knew math could be fun.  I wish I had been able to use one when I was her age.

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It is a great idea and the kids love the fact that it is game-like while they are practicing math skills.


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Your Flashmaster has been a great asset to our 9 year old daughter’s improvement in math, she actually like’s math now, thanks for creating this wonderful device!


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By the way, our daughter has learning disabilities, and FLASHMASTER HAS BEEN A BIG HELP!  Thank You.


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The flashmaster is a wonderful product.


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it's great


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It is fantastic.  We are pleased with it and how it has helped our child.  It is a parents dream.


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I can honestly say the Flashmaster really works. I haven't used it in my classroom of 2nd graders yet, but am anxious to do so in the fall. Where I have seen the results is with my own son. He just finished 3rd grade. He was struggling with his multiplication facts until we brought the Flashmaster home from the conference. He started using it, and loved it. His ability and scores went up immediately. What's better is he pulled it out again the other day, after being out of school for a month, and his scores were still high, and he was able and wanting to brush up on the facts he was having difficulty with. He recently took the Flashmaster to a family reunion and he and his cousin (same age) were having contests with it. They look at the Flashmaster as a new kind of game. It's great.

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It has been wonderful.

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I made the mistake of pulling out the Flashmaster just before dinner tonight.      All five of us, husband, grown up daughter and son and grandson and myself took turns and had a great time.  Need I mention, dinner was significantly delayed.

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I'm pleased to say that virtually every child that has used it has been interested, challenged, and happy with the results. I've taken it home, where my two sons, eight and four years old, have played with it. I did as you had suggested and simply explored the features first, actually for quite some time. I then read the information and found that I had discovered most of the features. I used the same approach with students; letting them explore, then checking in with them to see what they'd figured out. I think that your device does just what you'd hoped: it provides a simple, effective way for students to practice and learn important math facts. My four-year old son is learning his numbers and was able to work through the ones table (to his delight), and continued to explore and play with the device for some time. I also sent the FlashMaster home during spring break with one of my students in the fifth grade that is experiencing some difficulty with math facts. It was such a success that I had trouble getting it back! I've been recommending your device to other teachers and feel that it would be a worthy investment for any classroom.

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I used to work as a nanny for someone at … Publishers. They went to the NCTM conference and saw your product. They loved it so much they bought one for their children. They also showed it to me. I have since then graduated and started teaching. I would love to have it in my class for my third graders but due to budget cuts, my school can't afford them right now. I just wanted to say I think the Flashmaster is wonderful!

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You have a great product

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we have highly recommended this product to friends

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The funny thing is I saw my husband pick it up and play with it.  Ok.  I admit it.  I played with it too.


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I wish they would have them in school for each class.  … I even like to "play" with it.

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All [our daughter's tutors] love it….

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This seems great for grades 2-6 to practice & reinforce basic facts

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You have already made several children very happy and feeling successful.

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It worked out great to receive the 2nd flashmaster as my 7 yr old wouldn't put down the one I had ordered for my 9 yr old! … Many thanks

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Great way for my 8 yr. old to practice math facts in a fun way.

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I think this is great.  Thank you very very much.

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Chuck – "this is a great device" my son says.  He is loving it and is finally mastering his Xtables.  Thanks!  You're great!!!...We are enjoying this "device" immensely!

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I purchased FlashMaster for my 4th grade/9 yr old son w/ difficulties w/ memorization.  Your product is perfect!  It's exactly what I wanted—like a video game w/o the game.  Easy to carry, fun for him to use. … My son doesn't mind practicing w/ F.M. – Than you for a wonderful, worthwhile product.  A true learning tool.

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Our flashmaster … has been wonderful.

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We received our flashmaster about a month ago and so far love it...my second grader thinks its a great game and I know that he is retaining his facts so much better than before!

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I recently purchased the flashmaster for my 9 year old daughter.  She loves it and thinks it is great.

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We received the FlashMaster and our six year old daughter who was a reluctant (very) student as far as repeating the practicing part of learning and mastering facts, was instantly transformed into an eager and delighted learner.  She was asking us if we were impressed by her enthusiasm and her reaching the 100% correct goal quickly on facts we had gone over (homeschooled).  We are sold-out enthusiasts of your product and are passing the word.  [Our daughter] is reluctantly sharing with friends.

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I have been recommending the FlashMaster to anyone who will listen!
  I thank you for your insight in creating such a useful and VALUABLE tool for our children.  My husband, by the way, keeps "playing with it", so when I check out the results files, I get to see where he needs improvement!   … [My daughter] loves showing her results and especially when she has improved her time, that is directly a result of using your product.  Thank you again so much!

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I found it especially helpful for my daughter in learning her multiplication tables.  As I told you over the phone, we love it and have recommended it to everyone in Clearwater, Florida!!  Thanks again

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I am happy to say that we are delighted with the product.  It has been very helpful in teaching my daughters the basic math facts.

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Thanks for doing great "Job".  My kids love it.

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[Parent's entry on homeschooling website on Nov. 21, 2003]

 

My DD9 is having trouble memorizing her math facts. I don't think many kids enjoy that kind of drill work, but it's important now that she is doing multi-digit multiplication and is starting long division.

I found this site (http://www.flashmaster.com/) last year, but $50 seemed steep. This year, it started seeming like a bargain, if it works.

We have had it two days, and DD loves it. It is about 5" x 7". For some reason, I assumed it would be the size a credit card, and lightweight and cheap. It is much better-made than that.

It is so easy to use, no manual to read, no "multifunction" buttons to confuse you. My only complaint is that it isn't "ergonomic." My hands get tired after extended use, but DD hasn't complained at all, so maybe that's more about my aging hands than the design. And, that was "extended use." It is surprisingly fun to use, and I have been trying to beat my own time, and maybe even finally learn the 11s and 12s.

["Update" by same parent on Jan. 9, 2004]

DD has mastered her facts up to 9x9. It goes up to the 12s, and she will probably keep working., but how wonderful for her to have them mastered through 9s. Math has gotten much easier and faster now that she isn't "counting up" each step. I am still pleased with this product, and feel like it has passed the test.

DS4 likes to use it, too. I set it on addition on addition or subtraction for him.

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My kids are fighting over the FlashMaster.  Can you send one additional FlashMaster to me please.

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Excellent learning tool.  Love the game-like design.

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Thank you for such a quick response to my order.  I left my order on your answering machine on Monday--I have my new Flashmaster in hand today [Wednesday]! 
So far my children (8 and 6) are thrilled with the FlashMaster, and are, in fact, already arguing over whose turn it is. ... [M]y 8 yo is already improving her adding facts after only one focused session on math facts (as opposed to just playing to see how it works).  Speed has always been an issue with her, so I think that this should prove helpful.  ...  It appears that this tool will boost her confidence greatly.

[Email arriving 12 days later:]

After about 5 days of playing less than 15 minutes per day with the Flashmaster, my 8 yo has progressed to Level 3 flashcards in 3 seconds with 100% accuracy, and level 4 flashcards in 5 seconds with 100% accuracy, and level 4 in 3 seconds with 83% accuracy. I do not allow her to proceed to the next level without passing the 3 second time limit, but she doesn't mind that a bit. I am so pleased with these results, and so is she. As I mentioned before, we have switched math curriculums, and that, combined with the Flashmaster, have really improved her math confidence.  At the end of this past school year, she did not want to do any more math. Ever. Which, of course is not an option for an 8 yo. With your product and our curriculum switch, she is looking forward to doing math again. I am so pleased.

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[I]t is good for kids with short attention spans.   It gives them a challenge.  I like how it comes packaged.  Keeps it nice.  Also it’s small so every time we go away it goes with us.  No more fights in the car!

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Love the flashmaster.  Students and grandkids love it.   

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Wow!  I cringed at spending $50 for a "flashcard" machine (having been disappointed with Turbo Twists) BUT after having used it with my kids, I think I'm going to have to buy another to keep them from fighting over it.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  A long-time problem has been solved for our family. 

[later from same person] 

After having spent LOTS of money on Leapfrog products, computer software, etc.,  and ALWAYS being disappointed with them because they would not do exactly what I wanted them to do, I want you to know I was absolutely THRILLED with the Flashmaster.  The "Special Problems" key is incredible.  I put my 3-year old on addition using just 3 or 4 problems and he plays it like a Gameboy.  My kids are happy, I'm happy … happy, happy, happy!  I'm a homeschooling mom of 4 who is TERRIBLE at providing the necessary drill my kids need to master their facts.  (It's WAY too boring and time consuming--for me!)  Now, I just give each of my kids a daily "turn" (yes, they fight over it!) and I know the job is getting done.  They take it with them in the car, play it in front of the TV, etc.  (Really!) 

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I received the FlashMaster yesterday (Monday) in the mail.  My son stayed up until 11:30 last night playing on it.  He was so excited that he took it to school to show his friends.  He's not in summer school, but I let him go for 6 weeks for summer enrichment.  He told me today that he really did love it.  I am so excited that I have finally found something that isn't "boring" and that he is happy to learn.  THANK YOU!!! 

A very happy Mom!! 

[later from same Mom:] 

I will read [about] the SEE RESULTS key tonight.  He's been so busy playing on it that I haven't had much time to focus on anything.  He doesn't want to part with it.  He doesn't call it "learning" he calls it playing  :-) 

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I have received the FlashMaster and I'm pleased so far—my granddaughter and her mother were fighting over it. 

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This is simply a great product.  My children, ages 9 and 7.5, see it as a "math gameboy" -- thus they both want to use it.   I like that they can do it on their own and show me the results of their efforts.  The independence gained for both of us is grand! 

In addition to my endorsement with my clients, you have their endorsement with their friends and homeschool pals.  Additionally, they think you should require parents to get one per child.   

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This is a great tool!! 

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It is expensive but I thought how much I had to pay for 1 tutor lesson ½ hr $30.00  I thought hey this is well worth the price.  I think it fair.

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I was very impressed with the FlashMaster and both of my kids (2nd and 4th grades) showed a big jump on their "speed tests" at school after just two days practice 

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T. used it yesterday with good success. … I applaud your creativity.

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We received our Flashmaster this morning and are thrilled with it.  We have 2 dyslexic boys and for once they are rushing to have a go at Tables … hurray!!  They board at an English Prep school … It was their Special Needs teacher who found Flashmaster on the website and told me about it.  She is thinking of supplying the school with them.

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I have to say that as much as I was skeptical about this little gizmo at first, I have since become quite fond of it.  My good friend uses it by "competing" with her son at a higher level, to see who can complete the greatest number of problems within the given time limit—what a great idea for competitive little boys!!!

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I recently purchased your Flashmaster for my soon-to-be third grade daughter and it has been such a great learning tool for her!  So much more fun than flash cards or timed tests, and it's great to be able to pinpoint her trouble spots and give her more practice where she needs it.  It's been so helpful and relatively painless!  (Even my first grader wants to practice her addition and subtraction with it!)

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I love the feature "Special Problems" and the "See Results" keys.  What a fully thought out product!  Thank you!  It is fully worth the $50.00!

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We love our new Flashmaster! … Thanks for making such a great product!

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Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how great the Flashmaster is working for my daughter.  She is 8 and has struggled all through 2nd grade with the "timed multiplication" tests.  Although she got an "A" on her report card, it really was a struggle.  I told her we would practice through the summer and did some research on the internet which led me to your product.  Well, she is doing wonderfully.  Your Flashmaster is easy to use, challenging and a wonderful invention.  I can already see a difference in her confidence level.  So thank you a million times.

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My son … has been using the flashmaster with [his tutor] this summer.  She suggested I get one for him.  I'm not kidding when I say he couldn't get to the mailbox fast enough to see if it arrived!  It's a wonderful product.  I'll recommend it to other moms & friends!  Thank you!

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[M]y 11 yr. old daughter enjoys it.  I have told several friends about your product & will tell others.

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This is a great tool for learning.

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It's wonderful!

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This is pretty funny.  … Our kids have been demolishing their older cousins at times tables... so we have some more people interested in the Flashmaster. … I think it's a homeschoolers dream machine, and schoolers too for that matter.

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Math-U-See Representative had one & just raved about it.

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My children are really enjoying it.  It is an excellent tool to use in math.

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We homeschool and so far it has been a blessing to us

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It has been a great tool for my daughter.  It makes learning the fact[s] fun.  She really feels proud of herself when she gets a perfect score.  Thanks to one of her friends for telling us about it.  Everyone should have one.

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[A]ll of the teachers who commented on it after having time to "play" with it were enthusiastic.  I agree.  The more I use it, the more excited I am.  I've recommended it to friends …. I am happy that I have the opportunity to share this tool with others.  When my grandson gets a little older, guess what will be under the Christmas tree!!  Many thanks

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I am so happy to have received the FLASHMASTER so quickly.  I purchased this for my daughter who is a struggling learner.  It was recommended to us by her speech therapist ….  I have begun to use this just the way you said.  I am playing with it and my daughter is playing with it and I will have students play with it before we read the directions.  As a teacher, this suggestion made me realize that you are a person who "gets it" when it comes to learning.  If they discover it, they own it.  I am very pleased with this too.  As a Title I Mathematics teacher, I see tremendous possibilities for a reasonably priced quality piece of technology.

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My daughter and grandkids are THRILLED with your FlashMaster! The kids just pass it around and are learning their math tables at RECORD SPEED!

My daughter … said she'd never seen anything like it and she's so happy that her kids love to play with it. "B," the youngest is 6 and in 1st grade. His nickname is because he's ALL BOY. [My daughter] was concerned that he'd think it boring because he'd rather play video games than almost anything else. He loves it, too, and in one day successfully made it through the first 7 levels in addition!

Thanks so much, Chuck! .. You're a great guy and we're so thrilled we found out about the FlashMaster.

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I think the flashmaster is great!  I have been telling other homeschoolers about it.

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Love it!

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Thank you for a wonderful product.   My son attends [D] Academy and his teacher sent home your product to try.  WOW!!  After one day we were sold!  My son could not wait until his own FlashMaster arrived.

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I do know how valuable an education is and you can't take knowledge away from these kids.  I actually purchased one and I know how good it is.  It's the best thing I can give them next to my love.

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FlashMaster is totally awesome.  Our children pick it up & play with it on their own.  Need to let people know it's more like a game than a learning toy.

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[My son] who needs it the most … has probably picked it up and worked with it 15-20 times since Friday (when it arrived) with virtually no prompting by me (or his mother).  [This email was received the following Monday.]   [He] seems to enjoy the challenge of it – he seems to like playing with it. … The functionality of the little machine seems really good. … I haven't even looked at the instructions yet, so I think you achieved that goal (of making it highly user intuitive.) … I have high hope for the impact that this is going to have on my kid. … It really is very good.

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I have a 2nd grader—most helpful.  She likes it because it is fun -

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[M]y daughter used your flashmaster for several weeks at night and on Friday she had a 5min timed multiplication test.  She came in 2nd place, with 100% score and only needed 3min out of 5.  She received a nice award for finishing early and getting 100%.  She will be bringing in her flashmaster to class on Monday to show her friends.

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This is exactly what I wanted for my children!!!  I wish I had this when I was young.  I will tell others about this great teaching tool. … Thank you very much.

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I bought the FlashMaster last summer and now that my son is deep into third grade mulitiplication, he uses it all the time.  He gets excited to practice his tables because he thinks the flashmaster is fun.  Thanks for a great product!

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It was amazing how the kids loved the challenge of beating the clock. … Even my 5 year old was trying to do the simple addition (1+1, 1+2, etc.).  You have a great product.

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I was amazed at how much my daughter loves to work with it and I have even completed some "brush up" work on my math facts as well.

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I have seen my son's speed and knowledge advance. I am greatful. I hated doing flashcards with him. It was so frustrating and time consuming. I was scared to purchase it at first ($50 is steep for me) but I am so glad I did and recommend it to every child who is learning + - / or x.

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I bought a flashmaster for my 3rd grader on 12/03/2004 and we love it, it's absolutely awesome. … The FM was so easy to use that we never looked at the directions.  I've shown the FM to several teachers, they all love it as much as we do.

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Just to let you know, my daughter's math ability has improved so rapidly.  I am so grateful.

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We received our Flashmaster a few days ago and all four of our children enjoy using it. From ages 12 down to four, it provides educational entertainment (don't tell THEM it's educational!) and we keep it in the car for all our on the go car time. Thank you for creating it. It should be a staple in every classroom across the country. ....  It really is an amazing tool. Thank you.

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Move over GameBoy …!an awesome tool for learning math skills. Ours arrived last week and all of my gang enjoy using it.

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my son loves the flashmaster and is doing great on his multiplication tables

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Thank you for a great product.  It was very easy to use and I find my children using it without me asking them to do it!  They like challenging themselves by increasing the levels!

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[My daughter] received her surprise package Friday. As you must already know she had the basics down within 5 minutes; and immediately asked me to read to find out how to change the sounds effects for correct and incorrect answers.  While it is too soon for a comprehensive evaluation of the FLashmaster, I am totally pleased with her enthusiasm.  She takes it in the car when we run errands; on the way to school, to a game Saturday.  

You did a good thing inventing this!

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We love it and have suggested EVERYONE we know get one!

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Flashmaster was recommended to me by a teacher.  My daughter has used it in class and enjoyed it.  My daughter was so excited to know that I had ordered one for her.

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Great tool!!

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We received the Flashmaster this past Saturday.  I have to tell you, it's a wonderful system.  My son is 9 and my daughter is 11.  They both are enjoying it.  I bought it mainly for my son, but I have to play referee over who gets to "play" with it the most.  My whole family, including my husband, enjoys it.  We enjoy competing against each other.  What a wonderful way to learn while having fun.  Thanks.

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I found your product On-line, and already (the hour that I have had it) I can see this is going to be very helpful (and even fun) to my son who finds nothing " Fun" about math.

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especially helpful for those who struggle in math; makes learning facts fun!

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My family loves it…  They even play for FUN!

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We are so excited to receive our flashmaster!  Our children, as well as myself and my husband, have thoroughly enjoyed using our neighbor's flashmaster.  It is a wonderful, fun math tool!

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I like all the levels & variations.

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my 2 cents about Flashmaster. We have only had ours for a little over a week, but my 3 older dc, ages 8-15, absolutely love it. And each one of them has improved their retention of math facts already!!

Definitely invest the $$ in Flashmaster! (We are so thrilled that we did- and can't believe we were hesitant to do so!)

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we received our Flashmaster last week, and my 3 dc have already been competing for the best score on the multiplication part. Actually, I bought it thinking my 8 yo ds and 12 yo dd would enjoy it, and now my 15 yo dd will hardly put it down. What she found out is that, although she is good at her multiplication facts, she wasn't that strong at addition! So now she is quizzing herself on addition as well as multiplication! All 3 of the kids have gotten better at their multiplication facts in just the few short days we have had it.

Can you tell that we absolutely love Flashmaster? I strongly recommend it! (And I put off buying it for weeks in an attempt to keep the cost of this year's school down, but this is now one of the products I couldn't/wouldn't do without...)

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[W]e absolutely love our Flashmaster. Initially we borrowed our neighbor's, and my girls (5 and 7) couldn't put it down. My husband told me to find out how to get one and get it quick, before the excitement wore off. So we did. It goes in the car with us, it starts our minds rolling before we sit down for a math lesson, it is great! My husband and I even compete with each other on the Level 9 division and multiplication, for fun! The kids think it's great when they see us having fun with it. Long story short--purchase one...it's a great tool and your family with definitely benefit from having it.

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The timed drills have adjustable limits and somehow don't seem to have the anxiety-producing effect that Quarter Mile math and other timed programs have. My 7yo usually "melts down" at the thought of time limits in math, yet he has been voluntarily playing with the FlashMaster on the timed setting. This is the first time he's been inclined, on his own, to see if he can work faster. We've had it for about a month and I think it is going to be well used for years to come in our house. It will certainly be perfect for drill work during our summer travels.

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Great Product

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wonderful product

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As a parent, I can't thank you enough for inventing a product that motivates my daughter.  It is so nice to see her climb up to the snack bar and beg to work on her FlashMaster until breakfast is ready.  She knows her math facts like the back of her hand and I credit much of that to the FlashMaster.  We have never let our daughter play video games.  It has never fit with our parenting philosophy.  I think part of the reason [my daughter] likes the FlashMaster so much is that is sort of feels like she is playing a video game.  The FlashMaster allows me as a parent to monitor her progress and check her accuracy.  It also does not require me to be so "hands on".  She can do it while I cook dinner etc.

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We have the FlashMaster and love it.  I was using the Quarter Mile Math computer program before and it was too stressful for him.  Plus, he was more interested watching the replays of the car races.  I figured this was just wasting time.  We both like the flash master better.

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Hi, I received the Flashmaster today and boy am I impressed.  I removed my children from public school a few months ago, because they were so far behind in math.  I knew they were bright kids as they are reading at a very high level.  Unfortunately, math had been taught in a very haphazard manner in the school ....  My twin daughters fell further and further behind and got to the point where they loathed math.  I had noticed that one daughter was memorizing her math facts pretty well, but found the flash card thing boring.  My other daughter found flashcards totally humiliating - and became very defensive and upset whenever she got a wrong answer.  I knew there had to be a better way - and you have just sold it to me.  The daughter who was bored with flashcards spent 10 minutes with the machine tonight and did extremely well (although she wanted the sound turned off - she also found the timer a bit intimidating, so we did untimed work) - she said it would make things much more fun - so that is a good start with her.  My other daughter came and said well it looks very complicated, she soon realized it wasn't and I started her on some very easy tables - she did well and was very pleased that she could do it by herself without feeling embarrassed with a wrong answer.  I feel this may give her back her confidence and for that I thank you.  I shall contact you again to let you know how it is going - but I feel we may have found the thing to make a big difference to our girls.  I love the size of the product - it is unobtrusive and could go in the car on trips and be used in public places (sound turned off) while we are waiting for appointments etc.  I think you have done a marvelous thing and I thank you.  I am certain some adults would welcome the opportunity to brush up there skills as well with this tool. 

I wish you every success with this product and again I thank you most sincerely for giving me hope that maybe we can get our girls back on track wit math - and instill some confidence back into them.

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Thank you for a wonderful product.  My son is an "A" math student but sometimes makes careless mistakes and does not have enough time on standardized tests because he's not automatic with math facts.  This has improved these issues markedly.  You don't have to be a "problem" math student to benefit from this product.

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I purchased the FlashMaster several months ago.  It's really neat!

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I think the Flashmaster is the best gift I ever purchased for my child

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This is a fabulous product. … Its incredibly well thought out.

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I have been very pleased with the FlashMaster that I recently purchased for my 8-year old daughter.  Her interest and confidence in Math is improving after just spending a short time with the FlashMaster.  Thank you for a great product.

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We've had a Flashmaster for about a year and absolutely love it.  Well worth the money!

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Thanks!  Great product!

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Awesome! …  My daughter was adopted from [foreign country] at 10—she had only 1 year of school behind her.  Her memory skills were non-existent—but 1 sitting at this improved her ability 2x.  Also she cannot cheat on this & I check her progress.

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Thanks for such a fun invention!

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Great Product – Helped my child.

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We love our Flashmaster--all of us, children and parents. My husband and I challenge each other on the highest level, and our girls (5 and 7) challenge themselves, with the 7 yo competing against us at her level. It is fun and easy to take along in the car, etc. for brain exercise. It's definitely worth the money.

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Flashmaster is pricey, but well worth the $$ if your child needs the daily or almost-daily review of math facts and regular flashcards are just not fun. … If your kids have used any of the Turbo Twist games, Flashmaster is very much in the same arena as those, but on a much more educational level and not "kiddish" at all.

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We love ours! Ds will be using it over the summer to hone his skills. And I must admit, I pick it up quite often, as we keep it on the coffee table. It is well worth the money. People have come over and asked about it. They are thinking of getting one

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Well, we bought the flashmaster this year and love it!!!! It is something the girls can do independently while I work with another child. It is so easy to keep track of progress because one can progress in levels and decrease the time allowed for problems. You can also work on just missed problems. In a little over 1 month, my 7 yo has gone from the first levels in +/- with the max. amt. of time allowed per problem (9sec.), to getting 100% on the highest level (9) with 2.5 sec. allowed. She has +/- down, and she is ready for multiplication. We also had a goal incentive. She wanted a hula hoop???(go figure), and got one! Our 6 yo is also making great progress; she just about has + down and is about half-way through the - levels. She is further along in this area than her dsis because of the flashmaster. I just didn't have the time to sit down consistently with them and go through a stack of flashcards. They like this much better, and it makes doing the rest of math so much more enjoyable because they don't have to stop and figure things out. It was a great investment for our family!

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We bought the Flashmaster too. Flash card drills just weren't working well last year for ds, and not remembering the facts made multi-digit multiplication and division a long and painful process. This year I just include 9 minutes of FM drill every day as part of the dc's independent work-- it's working wonderfully! Ds can do his math with much less frustration now.

For the record, I think the multi-sensory approach of FM is just what my ds needed. It doesn't have audio (other than the sounds for "correct" and "incorrect") but the visual and kinesthetic is there. He wasn't remembering the facts through oral drill so I'm thinking an audio component would not have helped anyway... especially since math is generally presented visually, and generally responded to kinesthetically as the student writes numbers. Since the kinesthetic input is done by punching large, well-separated keys, there is no problem with fine motor delays getting in the way as there is with pencil-and-paper drill-- plus you get the immediate feedback, which is very important.

I've seen some free online interactive math drills which would have some of the same features, but we are really enjoying Flashmaster. Granted, it's not a Gameboy, but I'm no fan of Gameboy anyway.

Another nice feature is the timer-- ds has less of an ability to focus long-term than dd, so I have her do 3 sets of 180 second drills, while ds does 6 sets of 90 seconds. The score keeper holds 9 sets of scores, so at the end of the day I can check/record their progress at my leisure.

I have recommended the FM to several of my friends-- normally I balk at high-priced stuff, but after daily flash card drills, Audiomemory and even TimesTales (my dd loved that!) didn't click for my ds, I figured this might be more suited to his needs. It's been great!

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We love it!

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I think your product is great.

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We are always on the go, and this is great for practice in the car.

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Best educational toy I've found!

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We love this little thing already

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Great product!  I use it for my own children & when I tutor.

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I think this gadget is great. … I loved doing flash cards in elementary school.  This makes it easy and tracks the progress.

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This year I bought flashmaster, which ds loves.

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When [my daughter] first started using it, she would call me at work with her scores.  She loves getting "wow" and moving up levels.

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My kids are enjoying using ours!

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It is far more patient than I am, provides visual and kinesthetic input, and for students like my ds who have trouble writing, gives them an opportunity to show how fast they can be with their facts without being slowed down by writing out the answers.

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My son enjoys the Flashmaster.  It's great in the car (instead of Gameboy).

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We have played with it some... You can go into missed problems (the child can review problems missed in previous practice)... if the child misses the fact 2x in a row, the complete fact with answer will be supplied. Our dc have liked the flashmaster very much!

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I heard about it from another home-schooler!  Had I know about it sooner, I would have bought it at least a year ago.

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Great product—my boys figured it out right away and went zipping along ….

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I don't know how to make it better!

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it is simply fantastic

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Bought one 2 years ago for friends and they love it!

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I think it is a wonderful product and I am recommending it to all my homeschool and regular school friends.

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We're spending the Labor Day weekend out at our lakehouse, and my daughter brought along her "Flashmaster," which she calls her "Gameboy." We've all enjoyed playing with it -- I admit to having a quick refresher course on my 12xtables! ;-)

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I purchased the Flash Master for my grandson, and he enjoys it very much.  It has helped him in so many ways.  He has ADHD so he has trouble learning, and this has helped him so much.

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We love it. My daughter HATED timed tests, but now I put the problems from the test into the Flashmaster , let her practice a couple of times and THEN give her the test. She does so much better now. My four year old has taught himself the first few levels of the addition tables on it. My poor deprived kids think its a gameboy. hee hee.

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The Flashmaster is wonderful! We (my 2 daughters as well as myself and my husband) enjoy competing against ourselves and each other. My husband and I go head-to-head on level 9.

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We love it too. My kids think that it is a game to play. And I should add, so does my dh!

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We tried many things for ds before Flashmaster . After a few weeks of using it only 10 minutes a day, he is able to do his regular math work without stalling out on multiplication facts. It was definately worth it for us-- I spent at least the cost of FM on things that didn't work!

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We just added 10 minutes of drill on the Flashmaster each day and it did wonders. We did homemade flashcards for months with no result. Audiomemory multiplication songs, and wipe-off multiplication placemats didn't stick either. We tried Timestales, which was great for my dd, but nothing clicked for my ds til Flashmaster.

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wonderful

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Thank you for an educational tool that puts practice in the students' hands, yet allows the adults to keep a close look at performance. 

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My children love it …It was hysterical to see them use it at first. … I have struggled for years to get them to learn their facts.  This really helps because it's individual.  Flashcards didn't work because being 18 mo. apart they were too competetive.

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I was delighted with your fast shipping.  Your manual is quite helpful.

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Although this is not a toy it can be "fun" for kids of all ages.  We take it on the airplane and just have it out all the time.  We compete against each other and have so much fun with it. 

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My 8 year old son grabbed it every chance he could! 

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wonderful!  We love it and are recommending highly to others!

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My son's score on timed multiplication test dropped from 6 min. to complete 100 questions to 3 min. 22 seconds in only one week using the FlashMaster.  GREAT PRODUCT!  WILL RECOMMEND!

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My daughter … fell in love with it and in no time she was whizzing through the same multiplication problems that took minutes for her to focus on and answer in worksheets and flash cards.

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Flashmaster has been a great help in drilling the math facts. My ds hadn't done well with retention using drills of any kind, regardless of the math program he used, but the Flashmaster has made a noticeable improvement in his recall of math facts.

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We just got our FlashMaster a few days ago. It's really a great product. We also have the Math Shark, and the FlashMaster is much better. For one thing, the numbers are much bigger on the FM display than on the MS. Also, the FM allows for a lot more customization of input - what you want your kids to be doing. It also has a chart on the back to remind you of little things - like what Level 2 in multiplication actually covers. With MS, you have to keep the booklet handy for that kind of information.

We ordered it because 7-1/2 ds is not very quick on his math facts. Plus almost-10-dd needs to be working on her multiplication. So far, they both enjoy using it.

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We just got ours a few weeks ago. I'm so pleased with it. My dc are doing well with it and I'm having fun discovering what all it can do.

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We love it too!

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My dd using it is 5 and at the K/1 level. My ds is almost 13 and in grade 7. I admit that I find it challenging to use myself to review things with the timed option. The dc enjoy competing to see whose scores are best.

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Flashmaster can be taken any where

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Flashmaster is great for straight memorization and speed on the math facts.

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I was hesitant to buy FM, but we've all really liked it. The nice thing is that you can check their scores, see how many problems they did, how many were right, what problems were wrong, etc.

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No more paper flashcards everywhere getting torn, dirty and/or lost!  My kids play with it like a computer game.  No more complaining about doing math facts.  And, it's great for the car.  … Thanks for a great, practical product!

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Flashmaster is awesome!!  I used it to help my kids keep their math facts sharp over the summer.  Each did 3 things per day (based on their ages & abilities), spending a total of about 5-6 minutes daily.  They all really improved and it was so easy for me!!  I could review all their results in a minute (9 results = 3 things each for 3 kids).   I plan to use it this year for daily fact review and in helping our daughter, who is homeschooled, learn multiplication tables.

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My son loves FlashMaster, it is challenging but friendly and rewarding for him.  It is worth every dollar.  It is an investment rather than expense. 

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This is a great tool!

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Glad you've done this—it beats "Math Shark" down, cold.

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Great teaching tool.

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We really like the Flashmaster.  My daughter plays with it like a game.

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Thanks for inventing such a great, innovative product that is fun

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Everyone likes to use it.  From my 5 year old to my Mom.  It has been very helpful to my 3rd grader.

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My son (and I!) are just loving the Flashmaster!  It is really making a difference, already!

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My son (9) loves it and has gotten all A+ since!

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My 9 yo just mastered her math facts (something I was wondering if it was possible) with the flashmaster . I just made it a part of her math every day, do each multiple starting with 2s until you have them down, then progress to the 3s, etc. We started over the summer, everyday and she has them now. I like it because she can do it herself and take it where she wants. She would sit on her bed with the cat everyday.

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We have both of these.  The FlashMaster was a big hit.  [another product] was not.

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Times Tales and One Hundred Sheep also worked well for my dc, but they still need the Flashmaster to work on quick recall.

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My boss bought it and his kids love it. 

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My son and daughter love it! 

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[W]e want to thank you for your product. We got it because our daughter was having some problems with her times tables, and since getting the Flashmaster, we have seen great progress. This is why we brought it to the school's attention. 

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LOVE IT 

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Oh and last week we started using Flashmaster -this is fantastic. 

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Love It! 

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The kids loved it! My daughter said (btw...she hates math!) "Mom, I love that Flashmaster, even if it is math!" Now how's that for an endorsement?!!! 

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We just added 10 minutes of drill on the Flashmaster each day and it did wonders. We did homemade flashcards for months with no result. Audiomemory multiplication songs, and wipe-off multiplication placemats didn't stick either. We tried Timestales, which was great, but nothing clicked for my son until Flashmaster. 

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I was looking for a tool to help my daughter w/ mult. tables, & found this – I will recommend it!  My friends have already seen it and think it's great!  I will showing her teacher!  Thanks! 

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We … really like it. The kids like trying to beat their own scores. 

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What a wonderful learning tool. 

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Great product 

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We love Flashmaster, it fits so well w/ our family! 

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There is no way this product can be improved—it is excellent!  Easy to use—self-motivating.  Fits my needs.  I have 7 and they are used daily. 

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[gets] kids off their fingers! 

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We got the Flashmaster and it is great!  Even me, mom, is using it to get my times tables down!  My husband learned them as a kid, but I never did, so thanks of a great product! 

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We have just opened the box and now my 12 year old and my 5 year old are nearly coming to blows over …… THE FLASHMASTER!!!  Needless to say, I am pleased.  While one child enjoys numbers …. my other despised Math until we started Chalkdust last year.  I still did not expect him to be too excited about this little device – but there they are, arguing over! … My husband and I are getting a chuckle out of the kids being so excited about this.  I am sure it is going to get a lot of use here and prove very helpful.  If you are considering it, I can recommend it heartily based on my current limited experience. 

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Well my son is done mowing the lawn and I just "caught" him sitting there with it again.  If you knew my kids, you would know that is amazing.  … Math has always been his least favorite subject, yet there he sits, drilling himself! … I am finding this quite funny! 

So glad I didn't tell the kids I bought them a new "learning" tool.  They seem to think it's a game. 

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My daughters are in the third grade, and I just think this is the greatest learning tool that I have ever come across!  I questioned the price tag- but after receiving it I have absolutely no qualms about the price.  They are using it like it was a gameboy, and having fun trying to beat their times.  I just cannot explain to you how wonderful it is to have an educational tool that is fun for them. 

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our daughter enjoys it more than a video game 

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Great Product. 

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child won't put it down!! 

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[T]he product does exactly what it is supposed to! 

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Love the Flashmaster. 

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I love them so much.  My students and my children especially love them. 

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This is a great tool.  My kids love it.  They are motivated to get 100%. 

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I think that you have a terrific product! 

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Some of my children's friends have used our Flashmaster & loved it so much they wanted their own.

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It is very engaging and daughter spent an hour with it today.  A great product!

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Great Job. 

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When we first opened the Flash Master, one of my 9 year olds yelled out, "Can we take this on vacation?!"  Another one of my children yelled, "I want one for my birthday!"  Our children are so excited with this learning tool.  YIPPEE!  We even really enjoy the suggestion of exploring the tool without the directions, initially.  Thank you for this wonderful tool!  WOW!! 

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Love your product

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The Flashmaster is Great!  My six year old loves "testing" himself!

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I used it with my grandson (first grade) over spring break, and he made a 100% on his next timed test in math.  It is a great product, and we can use it in the car going back and forth to work.  He loves it!

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My sons actually enjoy practicing math now.  

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She loved it. 

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We have been very pleased with our Flashmaster and use it daily in our homeschool for our 3 oldest children.  We have printed your Record of Assignments and Results from your website and find that very helpful to keep records.

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[W]hat I like is that it saves ME from either making lots of flash cards or sitting there doing it out loud. My DD especially likes that she can do it independently, my DS would much rather be attached to me and having me do it with him …. However, DS starts being a goof with me helping, Flashmaster takes the audience away so he just works at it.

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I really like it. My favorite feature is it allows you to store missed problems for review. You can work on specific tables, levels, and enter in time limits. DS doesn't feel like he's being drilled when I hand him the Flashmaster. I highly recommend it.

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My kids love it. I have been very pleased with it.

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We always bring it with us when we are on vacation ….

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They use it almost everyday. It really helps with facts.

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We use it every day in place of flashcards.

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Love it, love it, love it!!! We especially like the fact that we can use it in the car ("we" meaning the adults and children!).

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Our dd … enjoys using it and anything to get her to enjoy anything that has to do with math is worth it in my book!!! It's wonderful work on the math facts.

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It really is a learning tool–not just a bit of learning thrown in.

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It is great! I have been very happy with it. We use it for our drill work and the kids enjoy it much more than flash cards or timed sheets. Plus, it is independent work they can do when I am working another dc.

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We love the flashmaster!

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My 8 year old son was only getting 7 to 10 problems finished at school on his 25 problem timed test. We used the Table Features to learn his 3's multiplication table. He got 23 correct! Missed 1 and didn't finish one. What a breakthrough!

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I love it!

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I’m a big fan of your flashmaster.

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My son started playing with it yesterday and is really enjoying it! I think this will do the trick to increase his speed and accuracy!

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a fun alternative to flashcards

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I had barely gone offline when the FlashMaster was delivered. Great machine!

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Kids LOVE it!

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found it very helpful while traveling; regular flashcards kept getting lost

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We are already thrilled with the Flash Master and its addictive influence on our children. In one week it has already improved their confidence in math skills. I've been searching for an effective aid in teaching math skills for years. Thank you for creating something so child friendly and engaging that reinforces mastery of math computation skills in the process. Math is now FUN and produces immediate rewards in confidence and success. What a blessing!

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I have loved the flashmaster. My daughter who is 9 learned all her times tables in 2 ½ weeks using the flashmaster! I like having all instructions on the back of the unit.

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works well with ADD kids because they have something in their hands to “mess with” as opposed to expecting them to pay attention to cards

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Fast speedy delivery for a great product!

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Great machine, my kids LOVE it! Worth the money.

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The product is fantastic for my child. Thanks so much!

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Kids really like the flashmaster

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Awesome product!

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This product is really giving my son the enthusiasm (he was lacking) for math. This item has been heaven sent! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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My kids were addicted to FlashMaster from the get-go

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We love our FlashMaster! Let me rephrase that… I am loving it… We use Horizon Math 3 and every day when it says, “Review all the subtraction facts using flash cards” and then “drill the 3s and 5s tables of the multiplication using flash cards,” there’s no more shuffling around trying to find the appropriate cards! Click, click, click… hand it to my kids. “Here do this. Then give it back and let me reset it for the next drill.” I don’t have to hold the cards up and don’t have to remind them what the correct answer is for the facts they don’t know. And I can check their scores to see how they’re doing!

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I wish I had found FlashMaster earlier. It would have been great to use starting in the first grade.

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I purchased the FlashMaster after attending the 2005 FPEA convention. (Pretty much as an afterthought while I struggled with the price!) Now I know that it is totally worth every cent! My daughter LOVES the challenge it presents, and we have all but thrown away the old flashcards. I LOVE how it remembers her missed problems, and how we can determine how the problem is presented (ex: ? + 3 = 7 or 4 + 3 = ?). I even recommend it to the high school algebra students that I tutor, finding that their biggest problem is not knowing their basic facts. Thank you for a wonderful product!! My daughter wanted me to tell you that we got 23 right and a WOW!

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Our school provides software for “Math Facts In a Flash” for at-home. However, I have disliked the multiple choice answers. I like the fact that FlashMaster teaches recall.

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We love this. It’s a great time saver during our schoolday. The kids thinks it’s a video game (he he)!

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An excellent learning tool that both my 3rd and 6th grade child can use for independent study.

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I like that it provides an opportunity for my children to practice their level of needed skill work in a more fun and exciting way than flashcards or timed tests. Best of all, they do it independently.

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I bought FlashMaster for my eight year old as a birthday present in July. Without going into a lot of detail, I think it’s fabulous! When asked to rate it from one to ten, my son gave it a ten! Now this is a child who didn’t necessarily like to study math, but in this Gameboy format he is much more eager to learn… Thanks for such an innovative, thorough, and fun way to learn math facts.

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... love that little FlashMaster- we are literally using it every day… for one son to master his times tables and two others for their addition tables. (They are daily required to go on it 15 minutes each and we are seeing big results.)

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I just wanted to send a quick email to let you know that I purchased the FlashMaster for my son. He loves it and is happy to work on math now. It’s an amazing product.

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My all time favorite math resource is the FlashMaster. My kids love it and they learned all their memorization in a snap. And they hate math.

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Works as advertised and my 8 year old is already making progress. Can’t thank them enough.

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Real nice product.

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Just LOVE the FlashMaster. Can’t wait to show my son- if he can pry it out of my hands!

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I would like to say how impressed I am both by the FlashMaster itself and by your service. The FlashMaster is great- my children who had seemed incapable of ever learning their tables are finally learning them with ease.

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We like the product and recommend it frequently.

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This is the best thing I have seen for learning tables.

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We thought it was a little pricey, but it was exactly what we needed. Our 13 year old has problems with math drills and memorizing times tables. But she loves technology. She loves the FlashMaster! Thank you for making it.

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It is excellent. My son used it over the summer to stay “fresh.” We also use it during the school year.

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The girls enjoy the drills (!)- it’s very fun for them and I’m so grateful for the way it’s helped them memorize their math facts.

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My kids love it. It challenges them and is simple to use!

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The kids and I figured it out quite simply. Your slogan on “replacing flashcards” is great. In our computerized world this device is just what we need.

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It takes the place of flashcards, yet with accountability which is a huge benefit.

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We take ours all over the place.

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Thanks for my children’s renewed interest in flashcard success!

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A fun way to “master” the drills. My high schooler is using [it] for SAT & ACT testing.

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We love our flashmaster and we’ve been able to tell that it is even building a lot in parent child relationships!

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Awesome tool—saves me so much time & kids love it!

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[M]y younger son [N] … absolutely loves it. He has already mastered a lot of the tables. My older son uses it to learn his 12’s. [N’s] teacher asked what he was using to learn his tables, and I told her about the FlashMaster. She was very impressed…

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Nice product- works well with my kids.

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It really is a great tool for my kids (and me!)

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Very nice and useful piece for young and old.

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Our parish school principal loaned me a unit for my grandchildren to tryout. When they tried it the initial response was so, so. However, I left it on the table while I fixed supper. When they sat down my grandson (first grade) picked it up and started working addition and subtraction problems; soon my granddaughter started “helping” and took over a little later. I let it go on while they ate, just to see what they would do. [I] placed an order soon after.

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Fantastic product!

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We could not be more pleased! Arrived promptly. Works great. My son uses it!

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Can I plug the Flashmaster yet again? Admittedly, it costs much, much more than a pack of flashcards, but I’m really impressed with how useful it has been… On flashcard mode you can set it for a certain number of seconds per fact. It records the facts you get wrong (and in flashcard mode, that means the ones that you can’t answer in the set number of seconds) and you can use special problems mode to review the ones that you get wrong and focus just on those that they are slower on. I love that it does this all without me sitting there timing her and holding the cards, so it is convenient to use in the car and in little bites of time here and there.

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My wife teaches 3rd grade & my son is in 1st. They use the FlashMaster & LOVE it!

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We can’t live without it! My second grader learned all the tables (multiplication and division) in 4 months, now is the best math student in class. My pre-K son is starting to use it heavily!

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I also HIGHLY recommend Flashmaster, a handheld math drill unit. It’s about $50, but well worth it… It drills all four functions methodically and thoroughly.

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I will recommend it to our school store.

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It has been great for my 1st and 8th graders

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My homeschooled daughter received hers for Christmas and was thrilled. It was on her Christmas wish list.

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We love our FlashMaster and we recommend it to everyone. Most educational games are flashy but don’t pack the punch that the FlashMaster does.

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I purchased the FlashMaster as a Christmas present for my 3rd grade son. So far, my daughter who is a sophomore and my 5th grade son are hooked on it, especially the timed problems.

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My son really likes using the FlashMaster. Learning his multiplication tables is no longer a battle between him and I. He plays on his own- and is learning at the same time. It’s great!

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I rate it as a ten, and I recommend it to everyone!

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Much more appealing than timed drills and much easier than making flashcards.

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This is a great tool … Easy to use & I like it. Kids do too.

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I absolutely love it! … I want you to know how great of a tool I believe this is, and my son really enjoys it. He brought it into school with him, and I know the teacher absolutely loved it, as well as all the kids.

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Excellent product.

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Great product! Every child should have one!

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I paid $50 reluctantly. But as I write this my reluctant 7-year-old flash card user is almost jumping up & down, arms waving, as he tries to get the answers quickly.

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My kids are really thriving with it... Great product!

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My son really disliked math, specifically multiplication tables, previous to buying the FlashMaster. He had amazing success and enjoyed using the FlashMaster. I'm glad we found it and it was well worth it.

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My son has just started using your flashmaster, and I must congratulate you on how successful the device is, as my son sees learning his tables as a challenge rather than a chore.

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Thank you for your wonderful Product! Our child really struggles with rote memory and this is really helping.

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My kids like doing Flashmaster a lot more than flash cards or timed tests.

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I found out about FlashMaster from a teacher in the spec. ed. area of the elementary school where I work. Our kids have behavioral and academic challenges. They loved the FlashMaster. I have a daughter with academic and other delays- she loves the FlashMaster.

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My girls love it.

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Thank you for such a helpful, fun product. We use it a lot in the car.

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Excellent product. The child thinks she has a gameboy and she has undug in her heels about practicing math facts.

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We purchased two Flashmasters, and we are loving them! With 2 kids at 2 different levels, it was such a struggle before to quiz them... now they can do it on their own!

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Absolutely love it! It does work like a jewel. She treats it like a "fun toy." We have only had it for 2 days but I already notice a difference. She wants to use it. Fabulous product.

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The FlashMaster is the best math tool I have ever seen. So versatile, fun, challenge just yourself or with others.

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My son borrowed his teacher's flashmaster and he likes it very much.

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We love it just as it is! It’s brilliant.

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This helped both my older daughters (13, 9 ½) increase their math skills and recollection of math facts with the repetition the FlashMaster uses... they would smile when they did well—helped boost confidence!

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I hope to convince our principal to purchase some for our school!

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We like ours a lot!

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I am very pleased! It arrived in a timely manner. My son has not put it down. Very easy to use!

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If people could use it, they would definitely purchase one. It has really helped my son improve greatly!

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We love it!

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You should market the Flashmaster as an affordable tool for anyone who requires assistance with math. The affordability is one of the main reasons I chose this tool. My daughter's grades improved drastically! I recommend this "treasure" to everyone and for anyone!

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I love the Flashmaster. It is a great machine!

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Excellent product!

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Great item! This is just the thing for math!

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My son enjoys using the Flashmaster.

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We're totally satisfied.

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Everything was as expected, it is an excellent tool.

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Great product. My daughters love it! Worth every cent.

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Very pleased.

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Lots of personal touches- I'm very pleased with my purchase.

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Just wanted to give all of you a heads up and tell you about the latest and greatest handheld to teach your kids their math facts. It is the best thing EVER and eliminates flash cards... We were told about it from [B’s] 3rd grade teacher and she can't stop talking about how fabulous this is and the results it can produce. [B] asked for one because they have been playing with it in class. He actually wants to do his math now because FLASHMASTER had given him more confidence than ever. Seriously, it will change your life and your kids life. Sell it to them as a "Math Gameboy" and they are so into it. This little computer helps them practice basic math facts... it keeps drilling them... and, this learning tool they can use on their own! And, it retains their work so parents can review it later. It is very motivational and a very effective way to speed up those arithmetic skills!! Let your kid be the math wiz!

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Great gizmo.

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My children are so excited. They are discussing how they'll split the time with each other on the FlashMaster and [J's] new Nintendo DS, if it arrives before we leave on vacation. Who would have thought that electronic flash cards would be in a competition with a game system?! It just goes to show what a great product you have.

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Works great & my daughter loves her flashmaster!! Thank you!!

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Hi Chuck- I met you several years ago- I think at the NY dyslexia conference. I wanted you to know that my son who is not dyslexic still uses flashmaster to touch up on math skills. He is going into 7th grade and is using it before bed the night before school- Thanks so much.

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This wonderful learning aid was truly enjoyed by my kids. It is very easy to use. I'm not sure if the instruction were ever needed. Flashmaster is used in many schools. It lives up to its word as being a fun way to practice math facts without being a gimmicky edutainment item!

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Flashmaster is a great product.

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A couple of years ago, a friend told me about a handheld computer called the FlashMaster. It is wonderful! My son is one of those children that can take or leave video games, so he isn't the type to pick it up by himself. But we have used it almost every day this summer to practice his multiplication and division... It is great! It is the best money we ever spent. It doesn't use much battery power, goes anywhere (even camping and on vacation this summer) and will be used by my daughter this year who is going into 1st grade to practice adding and subtracting!

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We got Flashmaster after my girls were in tears with endless flashcards. I think it is worth every penny. They do Flashmaster in the car when we're out and about. No complaints. I don't hound them about it, they just do it. And it shows.

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My son's teacher tells me the kids love this (works just like GameBoy/DS).

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My children were not as thrilled as I hoped they would be when we received the FlashMaster. I was persistent though. My son increased his speed in 3 days. He had a timed multiplication test 56 problems in 4 minutes. At the beginning of the week, he did about 20 problems within that time with several errors. 3 days later he completed all 56 problems in 2 min 37 sec no errors. Thanks!

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I'm very happy with this item.

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Fabulous learning tool for our kids. Very happy to have it!

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I received the flashmaster for my grandson. He truly likes it. After a few days using flashmaster his math skills improved. He has a math test each Friday, and his score is great.

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You'll be happy to know that we received the flashmaster yesterday, and that my daughter is the happiest 7 year old on the planet as a result.

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This is a great product!

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Instructions are exemplary. What a great product!

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My boys just love it!

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He loves it, we love it and now his teacher loves it!

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Great product, really fast delivery. My 7 year old is already hooked!

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My family has purchased 1 flashmaster for my daughter. She loves it. Uses it every night after school.

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Great alternative to worksheets and flash cards!

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All instructions included and easy to follow. Excellent tool for kids!!

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Wow what an excellent product! She already knows all her math facts!

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The flashmaster has been great. All 3 of my children (10, 9 and 7) at different levels have benefited. It can be timed for kids who want a challenge or untimed for those who get flustered by being timed. It has increased their speed in knowing their math facts and increased their confidence. It is really easy to use and figure out. My kids figured it all out by trial and error.

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Wonderful product! It has taken the frustration out of doing flashcards.

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My son loves it!

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We just received the Flashmaster and it is amazing! My son thinks it is great fun and it is really going to help him I know.

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The flashmaster is great for practice of facts. My daughter has one in school and got one for Christmas. She can practice her facts on her own and check progress. She likes to do it before bed.

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I really like the product and my 10 year old has been using it a lot since she got it.

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The ONLY thing that has worked for my son.

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We LOVE your product! It has truly helped to strengthen skills. We can't say enough great things about it! We always suggest it to friends.

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This is a great tool. My kids argue over who gets to use it first!

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We love it! Brilliant!!!

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a great tool for practicing math skills with a challenge

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This tool is great! ... My son has Downs' Syndrome & is 18 yrs. old. He loves it & so do I!

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This is what [T] wants. They use it in school. The teacher said that it will be the best $50 I will ever spend.

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My two kids really enjoyed the Flashmaster.

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Great for traveling in the car or on an airplane. Kids love to see the % right and as a parent it is helpful for me to see the Results as well as the problems missed. I am so impressed.

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Love this product! I've already shown it to my son's teacher.

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I think this is a fantastic tool. My children really love all the facets to it.

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It's great for my daughter.

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There are so many different options- I love it!

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My son's skills have improved with just a short time using the FlashMaster.

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Super product!... Love that the instructions are on back of the machine! Excellent product and visible numbers!

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My kids love this product and I loved the quick response to my order.

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Great toy/learning tool. My daughter loves it and to be honest I'm a bit hooked myself. Shipped fast.

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My kids love this thing… they are constantly asking to 'play' it!

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My daughter loves it already!... What an awesome creation!

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The FlashMaster is everything that I thought it would be and more. My children love it! It is a great way to keep up with their progress without doing the old traditional flash cards which we all hated. Every family should own at least one.

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Thank you so much. I love this hand held device!

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FLASHMASTER is the best tool for assisting learners of ANY LEVEL to learn their math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It provides so many different presentations at 9 levels of difficulty that before a person is going to get bored or not challenged- they will REALLY know their math facts. Bright or not, young or old, FLASHMASTER can make learning math facts fun and challenging.

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I was a little leery of the price of the Flashmaster when I first saw it. But my kids (8 & 9) have really been struggling with their basic math facts. They are both special needs and their tutor wants them to have their math facts memorized. We were spending about 30-45 minutes some days struggling with flash cards. Then the Flashmaster arrived … ! Now the kids are reviewing these facts on their own in their “spare time” and trying to beat each other’s scores. This opened up a half-hour of school time each day for us to spend time together studying the more “fun” subjects. It was definitely worth the price to save me (and the kids) so much time and frustration every day. Even though the kids have not gotten bored with it yet, they do occasionally forget that it is there and forget to practice these skills on their own. I just pick it up and start playing with it myself. You can play a game in just a minute or two. Then the kids see me with it and take it over so they can try to beat my score! I leave this in front of the TV and my kids "play" with [it] almost every day.

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Love it.

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Recently we had a volunteer who offered to take Flashmasters to donate to a school project we are working on in Vietnam. What a wonderful idea, as mathematics is a universal language! The volunteer also sent me a flashmaster to try out with my children. What a wonderful gadget! My daughter, in second grade, and my son, in kindergarten, have loved this product! In fact, I have to keep my husband from stealing it away from them! We have been having lots of fun practicing our math skills as a family during nightly "Flashmaster Wars." We team up and see who can win the most points. Our experience with Flashmaster has been a great one and I can see my children really starting to love math. I know that children in other parts of the world can also benefit from this educational tool as well and I am excited to see the progress with the children in Vietnam!

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I recommended that the school add FlashMasters to our technology plan for the math program after purchasing one for my grandsons. The hand held units have been a huge hit for all of our first through sixth grade classes. We’ve acquired more than 200 during the past two years. The units are reliable and the kids love the ability to challenge themselves and their friends on the timed math facts. The units are easy to use and fun for all users.

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Your FlashMaster is a great little invention.

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It has been great for my son learning his times tables. I have even sat around and challenged my old brain with it.

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It is the home schooling tool I would HATE to do without.

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Everything was great and my daughter is delighted.

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Wonderful product! Lifesaver for Homeschool moms with 3 elementary age kids. It has been proven that kids who drill the basic math facts through pre-algebra score higher in algebra.

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I love it and so does my daughter. Thanks for making a great learning tool.

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Every kid we have handed it to has wanted to play with it more and more- they love trying to out-do each others score. We have recommended it to our local elementary school.

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Easy to use.

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Love this product!

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Makes doing math fun and easier to memorize math facts.

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The Flashmaster is a wonderful tool- the kids love it and learn from it. I love it too.

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Kids are really enjoying it... and they’re boys!

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Thanks for a fun product!

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Recently bought a flashmaster and am impressed...It's a great product.

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I love the flashmaster!

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We received our flashmaster a couple months ago and I have to say, it is great!

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Wonderful product! My girls, ages 6, 9, & 10, all love it.

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Kids used it at summer school and loved it.

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great instructions... great product

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[T]his machine has been a great tool for my kids.

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[I]t is GREAT!

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In 1 week my 2nd grader improved her (+/-) facts by 15% on a timed (5 min) facts test.

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It's been a great help.

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My son went from an F to A+ on multiplication tests in a little over a week!

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Loving it!

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We really love and use our FlashMaster

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On first impression, it looks complicated. Upon closer inspection, it’s a cinch! I have no advice for improvement. I love that if I lost the instructions everything is spelled out on the machine. Parent tutorial was very helpful.

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We have purchased two flashmasters and are very pleased with the performance and quality!

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I very much love the product.

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I like them because they are simple- can be put up quickly, taken out easily.

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It works great and my daughter loves it.

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My daughter likes it very much. It's very useful.

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I just bought a Flashmaster for my grandchildren... I am tremendously impressed, both with the Flashmaster itself, and with your manual and other instructions, which are clearly written in a large-enough type face, even for old ladies!

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My boy loves a challenge and he's now very eager to work on his FlashMaster... Add me to the list of happy customers!

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This is quite possibly the coolest thing since sliced bread.. It is very easy to use. Honestly it took me longer to figure out than my 9 year old. It is very self explanatory. It is just the best way I can think of for children to learn their math facts. My kids don’t hate it. They hated calculadder, but we did it anyway because it worked. Flashmaster is so much better because it works and the kids don’t hate it, in fact some of them might even admit to liking it!

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It's awesome.

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I bought this machine when my kids were 4, 6 and 8 (4 year ago). My youngest started using it since he was 4 (although it says min age is 7- not sure why). Today they are all math Olympics champions. My oldest is in 7th grade taking 8th grade math, including calculus. This machine is incredible. It is worth every single cent paid. I am very impressed with the way it was designed, even though it looks (very) ugly. We did not have to read the manual and have not done it to date. In addition to the regular format of tests, it allows you to solve for x (the ?). My kids still “enjoy” using this machine, even my oldest who is 12 now. We have timed competitions and prizes ($), which makes it a lot of fun. The beauty is that you do not have to be with the child to control the results, the machine does it all automatically. I highly recommend it.

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It's fabulous!!! My daughter, who is in 2nd grade gifted, already loves it. I can see how this is going to become an invaluable tool for her.

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The best thing to hit the educational market... I have tried many educational "toys" that claimed to teach your child math facts, but they failed with my kids... In my opinion this little device out does them all.

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I really believe in the flashmaster. Thank you so much for inventing it and seeing the potential in every student!!!

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It has been SUCH a great asset!...we have already seen such an improvement in [N’s] speed, in just a few days!

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I found out about Flashmaster from a friend who highly recommended it. I ordered it for my son because he has a lot of trouble with math facts and he absolutely despises anything having to do with math (flashcards, games, etc.) I received it last week and crossed my fingers that he would like it. Not only does he like it, he asks me to practice his math facts with the Flashmaster all the time now. I think he actually enjoys it more than his Nintendo Wii :) Thanks so much for this fabulous product!!

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I really enjoy using your product.

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Thank you so much for helping my son love math. He is already improving after only 3 days of use!

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Our kids love practicing with the FlashMaster- they really do treat it like a game!!! They have even caught me brushing up on some of my skills!!

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Used in my son’s 3rd grade class & he loves it.

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My son loves it!!

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I will recommend them to everyone I know!

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Excellent!!

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Love this! Thanks for such a great product...

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As grandparents we were checking this out. Every child should have one of these...this is the one to go with. I was a teacher, but retired now and have seen many. So buy it, you won’t be sorry.

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Thank you! A great game.

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My daughter loves to compete! So she tries to beat her own score!

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Great Product!

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The great thing about Flashmaster is that it is completely portable- kids can be honing their math skills anywhere- in the car, etc. and not to tied to the computer.

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This is an awesome product!! My kids love it!! My daughter won't put it down!! It has helped her math drastically!!

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Addition facts were moving very slowly for my daughter. Flash cards weren't helpful, writing the fact out wasn't that helpful, worksheets were helpful but slow. On the advice of several people at the Well-Trained Mind Forum, I got a Flashmaster. It has worked really well! The Flashmaster is... much faster than a worksheet for a young child who writes slowly, they can push a button much quicker than they can write out a number, so you can do a lot more math facts in the same amount of time.

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My kids just received their Flashmaster today and it's already been in the car with us and been used by all 3 of my kids- many thanks!... Many thanks for creating such a helpful device.

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I was shown a FLASHMASTER yesterday! Wow it is brilliant!

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Can't think of a better way to drill the "basics"!

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My son likes to teach himself, so he loves it.

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This product is not just for students, but everyone! Ages 5-100 enjoy playing with it! It helps me remember my basic math/makes you think a little. Great Product!

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Great device!

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I bought 3 flashmasters for Christmas- my grandchildren love them.

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Great quality, fun and easy to use.

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Thanks. It has really helped my third grader. (And me too! :) )

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We are using the FlashMaster VERY often. It is great for the 3rd graders math facts.

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Great product.

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I think this product is absolutely wonderful. My daughter uses it at school for tutoring and now at home as well… Thank you so much for this device. I even us it myself.

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I ordered one last year for my older daughter. Now my younger daughter is taking hers and they fight over who gets to use it.

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Great product.

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We love the FlashMasters and are recommending it to many friends.

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I run Homeschool Training Courses for parents at which I never recommended any specific resource, but I intend to recommend the FlashMaster at our next 2 day course in July because I believe there is nothing else that comes close.

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Thank you so much. It has really helped my son because he hates flashcards but likes FlashMaster.

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Mine is always within reach; I love that little tool.

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Thanks for making a great product!

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My grandson loves it and it’ll become a very important tool to have for the coming years... I will tell everybody I come in contact to buy it.

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My oldest daughter would never have learned her multiplication facts if it weren't for the FlashMaster. That was 4 years ago. Now my youngest has an advantage. She is using Flashmaster for addition facts. It’s great!

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Great product! Love the personal service you provide.

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I love FlashMaster. It's easy to use, to take along on the van, to focus on any difficult problems, to gently introduce new facts and easy to assign! I was leary about buying a “fancy flashcard system”. The $ was well worth it for us. My daughter has made great progress with her math facts, just using it 5 minutes per day. I put in special problems for her. She first does the special problems and then any other problems she wishes to do. She’s been teaching herself multiplication, before I’ve introduced multiplication to her. Before flashmaster she was very discouraged about math. Now, she can see her progress literally from Flashmaster. A+ from us!

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This is so convenient, flexible, entertaining, and most of all appealing for my children. They found math drills always fun and exciting whenever they use the flashmaster... I highly recommend this great tool for parents of primary grade children. It’s definitely worth the money!

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I wanted to tell you that we just ordered a FlashMaster for our son that is in 3rd grade. He is in an accelerated program for math and the kids have been expected to hit the ground running with their multiplication facts. [He] has had a tough time keeping his facts straight so we decided to get a FlashMaster. It’s been great!! We've had it less than a week and he really enjoys using it and is actually mastering his times tables!

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I just purchased a flashmaster and it is brilliant. My son loves it and is doing much better with math facts... Thanks so much and thanks for the fantastic product.

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My son's math teacher is intrigued by my son's new Flashmaster. By the way, he's enjoying it immensely and is improving his time.

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I think this is a product that needs to be found by all parents! It makes learning math facts so much fun!

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[W]e love the FlashMaster!

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I love this! Makes learning & practicing their facts portable & easy...

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I have recently purchased 2 Flashmasters for my 2 children. One is in the second grade and is far too busy for math facts practice. The other is in third grade and loves anything that is like a handheld toy. Both children have been using the Flashmaster for the 10 minute ride to school and the ride home as well. (It makes car trips quiet and productive although impossible to have conversations with them...) ... I can tell you that studying for the weekly facts quizzes is no longer stressful.

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It's great because it's a computer (the boys LOVE that!), it's portable (we can take it in the car) and the kids can work at their own pace at whatever Table they are learning. AND I can check their scores later-so no pulling the wool over Mum's eyes telling her you got 100% when you only got 75%. Gotta love that.

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Math facts were a struggle for my daughter until we got one…It's much faster and easier to drill, and… it's been worth every penny for us, and all I've used it for is addition and subtraction for a few months with my daughter. Between the Flashmaster the switch to Singapore from MUS, she's gone from hating math and thinking she’s not good at it to loving math and thinking she’s good at it!

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Our son is in the highest math group at school, thanks to this FlashMaster. He enjoyed it, so much fun that he played with it like it was a game, not realizing that he was being challenged to learn at the same time. If you are struggling to get your child to use flash cards, or you don’t have the time, you need this game.

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I also want to go on record as saying I would not hesitate to recommend your product to others! I personally think it's great and much more fun than flash cards.

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My son is enjoying the Flashmaster. He has been working on his facts every night since I purchased [it].

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As an elementary educator for nearly 13 years, I was thrilled to learn about FlashMaster! My nephews used the tools in their school… and I was immediately interested in trying it with my own children. My son is a math whiz, and the FlashMaster has provided numerous experiences to help strengthen his skills and challenge is learning threshold. My daughter has never really enjoyed math, although she is very good at problem solving and critical thinking activities. However, this is gradually changing, as she has been able to improve her knowledge of basic facts with use of your tool. She is starting to "like" math a little bit more! Thank you very, very much!

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My 8 year old loves this toy, and so does his 10 year brother - it has been tossed around the family van, sat on by the dog, and still keeps ticking - very intuitive, and the kids think they are playing a 'hand-held' electronic game. Highly happy with this purchase - I wish I could get one for every child in their class!

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The kids were amazed and excited to see the FlashMaster. They utilize them in school and now they have one for their own. What a great tool for math. Adults pick it up and find it hard to put down. It sharpens your skills and focuses on problem areas. Math made fun and challenging. Thanks for such a great educational tool.

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Excellent product! Will definitely recommend to friends.

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I love all the functions & the flexibility... best product out there. We have tried many.

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I don't know if you specifically remember me.....a professor of teacher ed.....moving to a new univ. in Illinois....and homeschooling three daughters...grades 3, 5, and 7. The flashmaster has been an overwhelming hit at home with the third grader and the 7th grader. My 5th grader is into movement and does most math in her head....But the other two have been on the flashmaster 3 to 4 times a week. What is great is the adaptability to each individual level. My husband finishes instruction with one and then they go do flashmaster independently at a specified level while he takes another for instruction.....Versatility and independence....those are the keys for making the flashmaster successful.

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We received the FlashMaster and our six year old daughter who was a reluctant (very) student as far as repeating the practicing part of learning and mastering facts, was instantly transformed into an eager and delighted learner.  She was asking us if we were impressed by her enthusiasm and her reaching the 100% correct goal quickly on facts we had gone over (homeschooled).  We are sold-out enthusiasts of your product and are passing the word.  [Our daughter] is reluctantly sharing with friends.

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This is an awesome product for home schoolers. ... GREAT PRODUCT!

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PRAISE GOD FOR GIVING YOU THIS IDEA!  THANKS!

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I have really enjoyed using the Flashmaster and I thank you very much for it! My kids love it and have found a much more fun way of learning math facts. What a great idea!!! Thank you!!!!

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My kids were excited, thinking it was a video. When they opened the box and saw it was a math game they were disappointed....but not for long! I let them turn it on, look at it, figure it out etc...All of them (8yr-girl, 10yr. girl, 13yr. boy and 16 yr. boy) all fought over using it and were in competition with each other. I even found myself and my husband in competition. We think it's great! … Every year I looked for a way to teach the so important math facts. Flash cards are a pain, timed tests are boring and often need to be reproduced etc... I just put the Flashmaster on the kitchen table and the kids are "playing" with it at breakfast! …I will recommend the Flashmaster to my friends and even let them play with it. … . I think it's a great product.

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[Y]our flashmaster has arrived in Germany. It is really all you promised. I had used different training programs before but most of them needed too much attention from my part and were not so successful. Now the flashmaster is always around and can be used anytime. It is a great learning tool and the neighbour children have come over to play with it. My neighbour who is very involved with education would love to have one.

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We have tried several computer applications in recent months that claim to take the place of flash cards that were very disappointing.  We were very pleased with FlashMaster.

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[T]he Flashmaster is a hit that we wouldn't have predicted. She's figured out, and explained them to us (no small feat for a child with minor expressive speech delays). She hasn't read the whole back, but some as needed, and she's still playing with it. My husband predicted the MathBlaster (we have the whole set from last year or two) would be more popular, but he's absolutely wrong.

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Our daughter has increased her time and accuracy significantly. ... We are very pleased with its ability to teach the tables since this is the foundation of math!! ... Thanks so much for giving us a teacher that is fun!

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What they love:

-The fact that you can change the sound to your liking
-Its portability
-Easy to read numbers without a lot of distracting characters

What I love:

-The sound is not obnoxious or loud
-The ability to review numerous times those probs that were missed
-The lack of "games" you can play when you win

Thank you for letting us enjoy your product!  I would recommend it highly!

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Perfect product for homeschoolers (I am a homeschool mom with a degree in math and a masters degree in statistics)

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This is a lot more fun for the kids than flashcards.

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My children are enjoying your flash master very much—thank you! It is a great way to practice their facts without my help. It is also a very useful tool for the car. Thank you!

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The kids like it, they think they are playing a game. I use all of the areas: flashcards, timed tests and tables. Thanks very much for sending me this fantastic tool!!

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It's a great little product!

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We received our Flashmaster on Monday and my son has not stopped playing with it! He's probably astounded that I haven't told him to put it away! (We don't have games like X-box or anything in our home) DH and I agree that no harm can come from it as it is just straight math facts.


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We do enjoy our FlashMaster!


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The best thing I ever did for my kids in Math was to get the FlashMaster!
They have fun with it, and it takes the burden off of you to drill their math facts! My kids learned them so fast, after struggling without it!! It's pricey, but worth every penny!

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[Y]our invention is super.

 

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[Parent's entry on homeschooling website on Nov. 21, 2003]

 

My DD9 is having trouble memorizing her math facts. I don't think many kids enjoy that kind of drill work, but it's important now that she is doing multi-digit multiplication and is starting long division.

I found this site (http://www.flashmaster.com/) last year, but $50 seemed steep. This year, it started seeming like a bargain, if it works.

We have had it two days, and DD loves it. It is about 5" x 7". For some reason, I assumed it would be the size a credit card, and lightweight and cheap. It is much better-made than that.

It is so easy to use, no manual to read, no "multifunction" buttons to confuse you. My only complaint is that it isn't "ergonomic." My hands get tired after extended use, but DD hasn't complained at all, so maybe that's more about my aging hands than the design. And, that was "extended use." It is surprisingly fun to use, and I have been trying to beat my own time, and maybe even finally learn the 11s and 12s.

["Update" by same parent on Jan. 9, 2004]

DD has mastered her facts up to 9x9. It goes up to the 12s, and she will probably keep working., but how wonderful for her to have them mastered through 9s. Math has gotten much easier and faster now that she isn't "counting up" each step. I am still pleased with this product, and feel like it has passed the test.

DS4 likes to use it, too. I set it on addition on addition or subtraction for him.

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Thank you for such a quick response to my order.  I left my order on your answering machine on Monday--I have my new Flashmaster in hand today [Wednesday]! 
So far my children (8 and 6) are thrilled with the FlashMaster, and are, in fact, already arguing over whose turn it is. ... [M]y 8 yo is already improving her adding facts after only one focused session on math facts (as opposed to just playing to see how it works).  Speed has always been an issue with her, so I think that this should prove helpful.  ... 
It appears that this tool will boost her confidence greatly. 

[Email arriving 12 days later:]

After about 5 days of playing less than 15 minutes per day with the Flashmaster, my 8 yo has progressed to Level 3 flashcards in 3 seconds with 100% accuracy, and level 4 flashcards in 5 seconds with 100% accuracy, and level 4 in 3 seconds with 83% accuracy. I do not allow her to proceed to the next level without passing the 3 second time limit, but she doesn't mind that a bit. I am so pleased with these results, and so is she. As I mentioned before, we have switched math curriculums, and that, combined with the Flashmaster, have really improved her math confidence. 
At the end of this past school year, she did not want to do any more math. Ever. Which, of course is not an option for an 8 yo. With your product and our curriculum switch, she is looking forward to doing math again. I am so pleased.

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This is simply a great product.  My children, ages 9 and 7.5, see it as a "math gameboy" thus they both want to use it.   I like that they can do it on their own and show me the results of their efforts.  The independence gained for both of us is grand! 

In addition to my endorsement with my clients, you have their endorsement with their friends and homeschool pals.  Additionally, they think you should require parents to get one per child.   

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Wow!  I cringed at spending $50 for a "flashcard" machine (having been disappointed with Turbo Twists) BUT after having used it with my kids, I think I'm going to have to buy another to keep them from fighting over it.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  A long-time problem has been solved for our family. 

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After having spent LOTS of money on Leapfrog products, computer software, etc.,  and ALWAYS being disappointed with them because they would not do exactly what I wanted them to do, I want you to know I was absolutely THRILLED with the Flashmaster.  The "Special Problems" key is incredible.  I put my 3-year old on addition using just 3 or 4 problems and he plays it like a Gameboy.  My kids are happy, I'm happy … happy, happy, happy!  I'm a homeschooling mom of 4 who is TERRIBLE at providing the necessary drill my kids need to master their facts.  (It's WAY too boring and time consuming--for me!)  Now, I just give each of my kids a daily "turn" (yes, they fight over it!) and I know the job is getting done.  They take it with them in the car, play it in front of the TV, etc.  (Really!) 

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This is a great tool!!

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Math-U-See Representative had one & just raved about it.

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This is pretty funny.  … Our kids have been demolishing their older cousins at times tables... so we have some more people interested in the Flashmaster. … I think it's a homeschoolers dream machine, and schoolers too for that matter.

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I love the feature "Special Problems" and the "See Results" keys.  What a fully thought out product!  Thank you!  It is fully worth the $50.00!

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We homeschool and so far it has been a blessing to us.

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It's wonderful!

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I think the flashmaster is great!  I have been telling other homeschoolers about it.

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Great product!

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Most Homeschoolers like learning to be clearcut, no time wasted—i.e., no frills or game play.  This fits perfectly!  My 5 yr old who loves math and is very self motivated is doing level 2 multiplication after just 1 week of having the flashmaster.

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I like all the levels & variations.

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wonderful product

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We have the FlashMaster and love it.  I was using the Quarter Mile Math computer program before and it was too stressful for him.  Plus, he was more interested watching the replays of the car races.  I figured this was just wasting time.  We both like the flash master better.

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Hi, I received the Flashmaster today and boy am I impressed.  I removed my children from public school a few months ago, because they were so far behind in math.  I knew they were bright kids as they are reading at a very high level.  Unfortunately, math had been taught in a very haphazard manner in the school ….  My twin daughters fell further and further behind and got to the point where they loathed math.  I had noticed that one daughter was memorizing her math facts pretty well, but found the flash card thing boring.  My other daughter found flashcards totally humiliating - and became very defensive and upset whenever she got a wrong answer.  I knew there had to be a better way - and you have just sold it to me.  The daughter who was bored with flashcards spent 10 minutes with the machine tonight and did extremely well (although she wanted the sound turned off - she also found the timer a bit intimidating, so we did untimed work) - she said it would make things much more fun - so that is a good start with her.  My other daughter came and said well it looks very complicated, she soon realized it wasn't and I started her on some very easy tables - she did well and was very pleased that she could do it by herself without feeling embarrassed with a wrong answer.  I feel this may give her back her confidence and for that I thank you.  I shall contact you again to let you know how it is going - but I feel we may have found the thing to make a big difference to our girls.  I love the size of the product - it is unobtrusive and could go in the car on trips and be used in public places (sound turned off) while we are waiting for appointments etc.  I think you have done a marvelous thing and I thank you.  I am certain some adults would welcome the opportunity to brush up there skills as well with this tool. 

I wish you every success with this product and again I thank you most sincerely for giving me hope that maybe we can get our girls back on track with math - and instill some confidence back into them.

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my child loves it ….GREAT product for our homeschool family

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This is a fabulous product. … Its incredibly well thought out.

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We've had a Flashmaster for about a year and absolutely love it.  Well worth the money!

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Awesome! … My daughter was adopted from [foreign country] at 10—she had only 1 year of school behind her.  Her memory skills were non-existent—but 1 sitting at this improved her ability 2x.  Also she cannot cheat on this & I check her progress.

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Thanks for such a fun invention!

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We love our Flashmaster--all of us, children and parents. My husband and I challenge each other on the highest level, and our girls (5 and 7) challenge themselves, with the 7 yo competing against us at her level. It is fun and easy to take along in the car, etc. for brain exercise. It's definitely worth the money.

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Flashmaster is pricey, but well worth the $$ if your child needs the daily or almost-daily review of math facts and regular flashcards are just not fun. … If your kids have used any of the Turbo Twist games, Flashmaster is very much in the same arena as those, but on a much more educational level and not "kiddish" at all.

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We love ours! Ds will be using it over the summer to hone his skills. And I must admit, I pick it up quite often, as we keep it on the coffee table. It is well worth the money. People have come over and asked about it. They are thinking of getting one!

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my 2 cents about Flashmaster. We have only had ours for a little over a week, but my 3 older dc, ages 8-15, absolutely love it. And each one of them has improved their retention of math facts already!!

Definitely invest the $$ in Flashmaster! (We are so thrilled that we did- and can't believe we were hesitant to do so!)

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The timed drills have adjustable limits and somehow don't seem to have the anxiety-producing effect that Quarter Mile math and other timed programs have. My 7yo usually "melts down" at the thought of time limits in math, yet he has been voluntarily playing with the FlashMaster on the timed setting. This is the first time he's been inclined, on his own, to see if he can work faster. We've had it for about a month and I think it is going to be well used for years to come in our house. It will certainly be perfect for drill work during our summer travels.

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we received our Flashmaster last week, and my 3 dc have already been competing for the best score on the multiplication part. Actually, I bought it thinking my 8 yo ds and 12 yo dd would enjoy it, and now my 15 yo dd will hardly put it down. What she found out is that, although she is good at her multiplication facts, she wasn't that strong at addition! So now she is quizzing herself on addition as well as multiplication! All 3 of the kids have gotten better at their multiplication facts in just the few short days we have had it.

Can you tell that we absolutely love Flashmaster? I strongly recommend it! (And I put off buying it for weeks in an attempt to keep the cost of this year's school down, but this is now one of the products I couldn't/wouldn't do without...)

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[W]e absolutely love our Flashmaster. Initially we borrowed our neighbor's, and my girls (5 and 7) couldn't put it down. My husband told me to find out how to get one and get it quick, before the excitement wore off. So we did. It goes in the car with us, it starts our minds rolling before we sit down for a math lesson, it is great! My husband and I even compete with each other on the Level 9 division and multiplication, for fun! The kids think it's great when they see us having fun with it. Long story short--purchase one...it's a great tool and your family with definitely benefit from having it.

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We're spending the Labor Day weekend out at our lakehouse, and my daughter brought along her "Flashmaster," which she calls her "Gameboy." We've all enjoyed playing with it -- I admit to having a quick refresher course on my 12xtables! ;-)

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I think it is a wonderful product and I am recommending it to all my homeschool and regular school friends.

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This product takes the monotony out of math facts.

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This year I bought flashmaster, which ds loves.

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I heard about it from another home-schooler!  Had I know about it sooner, I would have bought it at least a year ago.

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When [my daughter] first started using it, she would call me at work with her scores.  She loves getting "wow" and moving up levels.

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Great product—my boys figured it out right away and went zipping along ….

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We love it!

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It is far more patient than I am, provides visual and kinesthetic input, and for students like my ds who have trouble writing, gives them an opportunity to show how fast they can be with their facts without being slowed down by writing out the answers.

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My kids are enjoying using ours!

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We have played with it some... You can go into missed problems (the child can review problems missed in previous practice)... if the child misses the fact 2x in a row, the complete fact with answer will be supplied. Our dc have liked the flashmaster very much!

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I think this gadget is great. … I loved doing flash cards in elementary school.  This makes it easy and tracks the progress.

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We are always on the go, and this is great for practice in the car.

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We love it. My daughter HATED timed tests, but now I put the problems from the test into the Flashmaster , let her practice a couple of times and THEN give her the test. She does so much better now. My four year old has taught himself the first few levels of the addition tables on it. My poor deprived kids think its a gameboy. hee hee.

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The Flashmaster is wonderful! We (my 2 daughters as well as myself and my husband) enjoy competing against ourselves and each other. My husband and I go head-to-head on level 9.

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We love it too. My kids think that it is a game to play. And I should add, so does my dh!

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We tried many things for ds before Flashmaster . After a few weeks of using it only 10 minutes a day, he is able to do his regular math work without stalling out on multiplication facts. It was definately worth it for us-- I spent at least the cost of FM on things that didn't work!

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We just added 10 minutes of drill on the Flashmaster each day and it did wonders. We did homemade flashcards for months with no result. Audiomemory multiplication songs, and wipe-off multiplication placemats didn't stick either. We tried Timestales, which was great for my dd, but nothing clicked for my ds til Flashmaster.

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My children love it …It was hysterical to see them use it at first. … I have struggled for years to get them to learn their facts.  This really helps because it's individual.  Flashcards didn't work because being 18 mo. apart they were too competetive.

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wonderful!  We love it and are recommending highly to others!

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My daughter … fell in love with it and in no time she was whizzing through the same multiplication problems that took minutes for her to focus on and answer in worksheets and flash cards.

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Flashmaster has been a great help in drilling the math facts. My ds hadn't done well with retention using drills of any kind, regardless of the math program he used, but the Flashmaster has made a noticeable improvement in his recall of math facts.

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We just got our FlashMaster a few days ago. It's really a great product. We also have the Math Shark, and the FlashMaster is much better. For one thing, the numbers are much bigger on the FM display than on the MS. Also, the FM allows for a lot more customization of input - what you want your kids to be doing. It also has a chart on the back to remind you of little things - like what Level 2 in multiplication actually covers. With MS, you have to keep the booklet handy for that kind of information.

We ordered it because 7-1/2 ds is not very quick on his math facts. Plus almost-10-dd needs to be working on her multiplication. So far, they both enjoy using it.

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We just got ours a few weeks ago. I'm so pleased with it. My dc are doing well with it and I'm having fun discovering what all it can do.

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We love it too!

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My husband (who was the "flash-card guy" with ds after dinner) said this evening, "The FlashMaster is good because ds can't get away with 'My leg itches,' and 'Hmmm, let's see . . .' The time just runs out. No yelling."

Even ds4 likes to do the plus 1's in order.

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Flashmaster can be taken any where

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Flashmaster is great for straight memorization and speed on the math facts.

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I was hesitant to buy FM, but we've all really liked it. The nice thing is that you can check their scores, see how many problems they did, how many were right, what problems were wrong, etc.

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Flashmaster is awesome!!  I used it to help my kids keep their math facts sharp over the summer.  Each did 3 things per day (based on their ages & abilities), spending a total of about 5-6 minutes daily.  They all really improved and it was so easy for me!!  I could review all their results in a minute (9 results = 3 things each for 3 kids).   I plan to use it this year for daily fact review and in helping our daughter, who is homeschooled, learn multiplication tables.

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This is a great tool!

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Glad you've done this—it beats "Math Shark" down, cold.

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My 9 yo just mastered her math facts (something I was wondering if it was possible) with the flashmaster . I just made it a part of her math every day, do each multiple starting with 2s until you have them down, then progress to the 3s, etc. We started over the summer, everyday and she has them now. I like it because she can do it herself and take it where she wants. She would sit on her bed with the cat everyday.

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We have both of these.  The FlashMaster was a big hit.  [another product] was not.

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Times Tales and One Hundred Sheep also worked well for my dc, but they still need the Flashmaster to work on quick recall.

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Oh and last week we started using Flashmaster -this is fantastic. 

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The kids loved it! My daughter said (btw...she hates math!) "Mom, I love that Flashmaster, even if it is math!" Now how's that for an endorsement?!!! 

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We just added 10 minutes of drill on the Flashmaster each day and it did wonders. We did homemade flashcards for months with no result. Audiomemory multiplication songs, and wipe-off multiplication placemats didn't stick either. We tried Timestales, which was great, but nothing clicked for my kids until Flashmaster. 

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We … really like it. The kids like trying to beat their own scores. 

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There is no way this product can be improved—it is excellent!  Easy to use—self-motivating.  Fits my needs.  I have 7 and they are used daily. 

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Great product 

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We love Flashmaster, it fits so well w/ our family

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[gets] kids off their fingers! 

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We have just opened the box and now my 12 year old and my 5 year old are nearly coming to blows over …… THE FLASHMASTER!!!  Needless to say, I am pleased.  While one enjoys numbers ….  the other despised Math until we started Chalkdust last year.  I still did not expect him to be too excited about this little device – but there they are, arguing over! … My husband and I are getting a chuckle out of the kids being so excited about this.  I am sure it is going to get a lot of use here and prove very helpful.  

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Well my son is done mowing the lawn and I just "caught" him sitting there with it again.  If you knew my kids, you would know that is amazing.  … Math has always been his least favorite subject, yet there he sits, drilling himself! … I am finding this quite funny! 

So glad I didn't tell the kids I bought them a new "learning" tool.  They seem to think it's a game. 

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This is a great tool.  My kids love it.  They are motivated to get 100%. 

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It is very engaging and daughter spent an hour with it today.  A great product! 

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When we first opened the Flash Master, one of my 9 year olds yelled out, "Can we take this on vacation?!"  Another one of my children yelled, "I want one for my birthday!"  Our children are so excited with this learning tool.  YIPPEE!  We even really enjoy the suggestion of exploring the tool without the directions, initially.  Thank you for this wonderful tool!  WOW!!   

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She loved it. 

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We have been very pleased with our Flashmaster and use it daily in our homeschool for our 3 oldest children.  We have printed your Record of Assignments and Results from your website and find that very helpful to keep records.

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Love it, love it, love it!!! We especially like the fact that we can use it in the car ("we" meaning the adults and children!).

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Our dd … enjoys using it and anything to get her to enjoy anything that has to do with math is worth it in my book!!! It's wonderful work on the math facts.

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It really is a learning tool–not just a bit of learning thrown in.

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It is great! I have been very happy with it. We use it for out drill work and the kids enjoy it much more than flash cards or timed sheets. Plus, it is independent work they can do when I am working another dc.

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a fun alternative to flashcards

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found it very helpful while traveling; regular flashcards kept getting lost

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We love it! We homeschool & recommend it.

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We love this. It’s a great time saver during our schoolday. The kids thinks it’s a video game (he he)!

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The Flashmaster is a great tool for homeschool families…

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I really like it. My favorite feature is it allows you to store missed problems for review. You can work on specific tables, levels, and enter in time limits. DS doesn't feel like he's being drilled when I hand him the flashmaster. I highly recommend it.

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My kids love it. I have been very pleased with it.

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We always bring it with us when we are on vacation ….

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They use it almost everyday. It really helps with facts.

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We use it every day in place of flashcards.

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[W]hat I like is that it saves ME from either making lots of flash cards or sitting there doing it out loud. My DD especially likes that she can do it independently, my DS would much rather be attached to me and having me do it with him …. However, DS starts being a goof with me helping, Flashmaster takes the audience away so he just works at it.

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The fact that students can work with the device independently is a big benefit to busy homeschool parents.

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this is a great tool! My kids love it. I am thinking of buying one for my niece for Christmas.

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…a Flashmaster that spans a huge grade level difference

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This is exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks

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As a homeschooling parent I think the FlashMaster is terrific! My kids (5, 7 &10) can each use it independently. I think a set of them would be great in a classroom.

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We purchased this. Our dc are 13 and 6. I wish we had had it when ds was younger. We are very pleased with all of the features it has- the ability to customize the time and the problems, etc. It really is a lot easier than using flashcards for us. While it definitely was not an inexpensive item, I have no doubt that we will get our money’s worth out of it for several years to come. I definitely recommend it.

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We really really enjoy our Flashmaster! It does timed drills, random order, in order, keeps a record of missed problems… it has been wonderful for me this year—especially allowing my son to do his math drills independently while I work his brother!

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We love the Flashmaster. … the three of them will argue over who’s turn it is, and the one time I made the mistake of giving it to my youngest to entertain him at church, the boy behind us just about had a meltdown wanting to ‘play.’ It’s also really easy to learn to use.

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no problem challenging your children with Flashmaster. If you do the timed flashcards, you can set the time they have to beat. The slowest time is 9 sec. and we haven’t gotten to the lowest yet. I think it is in the 1 second range per flashcard. We haven’t even used our flashcards this year, only the Flashmaster.

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It’s great to take on road trips! I think it's great for Homeschoolers!

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I like that it provides an opportunity for my children to practice their level of needed skill work in a more fun and exciting way than flashcards or timed tests. Best of all, they do it independently.

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My all time favorite math resource is the FlashMaster. My kids love it and they learned all their memorization in a snap. And they hate math.

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Thanks for my children’s renewed interest in flashcard success!

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I would like to say how impressed I am both by the FlashMaster itself and by your service. The FlashMaster is great—my children who had seemed incapable of ever learning their tables are finally learning them with ease.

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We love our flashmaster and we’ve been able to tell that it is even building a lot in parent child relationships!

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it’s a great product, and a great help!

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My children love it and I’m ordering another.

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Awesome tool—saves me so much time & kids love it!

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I homeschool my 9 year old granddaughter—we bought a second one for home to use on days off with Mom. Great tool- thanks.

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My kids love it. It challenges them and is simple to use!

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The kids and I figured it out quite simply. Your slogan on “replacing flashcards” is great. In our computerized world this device is just what we need.

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It takes the place of flashcards, yet with accountability which is a huge benefit

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Nice product- works well with my kids

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It really is a great tool for my kids (and me!)

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I also HIGHLY recommend Flashmaster, a handheld math drill unit. It’s about $50, but well worth it… It drills all four functions methodically and thoroughly.

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We use Horizons Math 3 and every day when it says, “Review all the subtraction facts using flash cards” and then “Drill the 3s and 5s tables of multiplication using flash cards,” there’s no more shuffling around trying to find the appropriate cards! Click, click, click… hand it to my kids. “Here do this. Then give it back and let me reset it for the next drill.” I don’t have to hold the cards up and I don’t have to remind them what the correct answer is for facts they don’t know. And I can check their scores to see how they’re doing!

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A great tool for helping our children review and master their addition and multiplication facts. We have recently started using it to give weekly quizzes on the multiplication tables (addition, subtraction, or division if you prefer). Since the Flash Master saves the most recent 9 activities, I am able to view the scores even if the machine has been powered off after a quiz. Each week I have my 4th grader quiz a particular table in multiplication, say the 3s on a given week. Flash Master gives problems from multiplication by 3, up to 3x10 until each problem is answered correctly twice. I have told my student that she is allowed to repeat her quiz until she makes a 100. If it takes 20 tries, it didn’t take up my time, she got lots of review on multiplying by 3 without an impatient instructor becoming frustrated with her, and she should have mastered that part of the multiplication table by the time she gets that 100! You have the option of a timed test, timed practice (missed problems repeated), timed flashcards, tables in order or out of order. You can input “special problems,” such as problems from different tables that your child needs to practice, varying the operation used. Flash Master saves missed problems in memory, and those problems ca be tested and reviewed too. Flash Master is easy to use right out of the box; we didn’t need to read the instructions.

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We love our FlashMaster and we recommend it to everyone. Most educational games are flashy but don’t pack the punch that the FlashMaster does.

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It has been great for my 1st and 8th graders.

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My homeschooled daughter received hers for Christmas and was thrilled. It was on her Christmas wish list.

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Much more appealing than timed drills and much easier than making flashcards.

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This is a great tool … Easy to use & I like it. Kids do too.

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Great “game”!

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I think FlashMaster is a great tool!

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We also asked the grandparents to purchase FlashMaster for dd for her birthday.  This is a great tool and makes doing flashcards fun!  It is more like a game than a drill.  I love that it tracks her progress and it keeps her interested.  It has several levels of difficulty for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  So, this is a tool we will be able to utilize for several more years.

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Both boys love the Flashmaster and will often set themselves up for math drills. A couple of nights ago [B] got upset because we wouldn't let him drill math facts during dinner.

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I am a home educator and recently purchased a Flashmaster for my 9yo son’s birthday.  He is fascinated, and I am thrilled to have a “pain-free” way to practice math facts… Thanks for developing an excellent tool to make a tedious task fun for kids.

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I just love it!  We use it every day.  My seven year old has made great strides in her math facts

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We love it!

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I absolutely love these!  They have made my life easier since I no longer have to monitor flashcards for two separate grades.

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I love the FlashMaster.  It has been a great way for my child to learn her math facts without me having to drill her.  She likes having control over learning her facts.

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We love it!!

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We are very pleased with the flashmaster.  As homeschoolers we have tried two other products, both of which malfunctioned soon after purchase… I wish I had known about this before I wasted $ on the others.

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Love the size of the flashmaster!  Wish we had it earlier.

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We love the flashmaster.

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I have tried many educational “toys” that claimed to teach your child his math facts, but they failed with my kids.  I have also looked into software programs on the market.  In my opinion this little device out does them all.

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My kindergarteners absolutely love the addition part!

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I got it so my 8 year old could learn her multiplication facts.  [I] am pleased.

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The FlashMaster is great!

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I just wanted to tell you how much my grandsons, I…(9) and N…(7), enjoy their Flashmasters.  My son homeschools all four of his children ages 7 to 17.  The flashmaster has been a godsend to him.  He tells I… and N… to use their flashmasters and that frees him to work with one of the other two.  Before when he had tried to teach them their math facts, they would just add to the previous number and were not actually memorizing the multiplication facts.  They bring them in the car when they go anywhere and the older kids use them too.  It was one of the best buys I’ve ever made for my grandchildren.  Thank you so much.  They should be given to all school children.

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I paid $50 reluctantly. But as I write this my reluctant 7-year-old flash card user is almost jumping up & down, arms waving, as he tries to get the answers quickly.

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My kids are really thriving with it... Great product!

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My kids like doing Flashmaster a lot more than flash cards or timed tests.

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Thank you for such a helpful, fun product. We use it a lot in the car.

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The FlashMaster is the best math tool I have ever seen. So versatile, fun, challenge just yourself or with others.

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We love it!

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We bought one which lasted only a week (boys!), but were impressed enough to buy a second one! The kids were dancing when it arrived.

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We're using it frequently now. Thanks! It isn't "babyish."

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No more flashcards... FLASHMASTER replaces flashcards and makes learning math tables FUN!

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And we got FlashMaster, a little math computer that teaches them their math facts using timed games. [S] has been playing on it for awhile now and LOVES it! Hooray for anything to do with math that [S] will like!

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Great buy. Well worth the money.

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We got Flashmaster after my girls were in tears with endless flashcards. I think it is worth every penny. They do Flashmaster in the car when we’re out and about. No complaints. I don't hound them about it, they just do it. And it shows.

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I don't think I'm going to have a math freakout for awhile. Our math program is working really well right now. I'm loving Flashmaster, and seeing measurable progress in [H's] mastery of math facts... The best thing about Flashmaster is that it has dramatically decreased my stress about math fact mastery and I think I'm being a better mommy and teacher because of it.

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I have to give a quote from my 11 year old [D…] who struggles with remembering multiplication facts. "This game is fun. And I don't even know why."

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This tool is great! ... My son has Downs' Syndrome & is 18 yrs. old. He loves it & so do I!

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Make no mistake. I bought Flashmaster for me! It is a Godsend for multiplication drills. Uses car time and Dr. office time wisely! Great way to do 'school' math drills in the car. A present for the Home School Mom. Takes stress out of multiplication tables. Kids do it to beat themselves and each other.

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My daughter loves it already!... What an awesome creation!

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I was a little leery of the price of the Flashmaster when I first saw it. But my kids (8 & 9) have really been struggling with their basic math facts. They are both special needs and their tutor wants them to have their math facts memorized. We were spending about 30-45 minutes some days struggling with flash cards. Then the Flashmaster arrived …! Now the kids are reviewing these facts on their own in their “spare time” and trying to beat each other’s scores. This opened up a half-hour of school time each day for us to spend time together studying the more “fun” subjects. It was definitely worth the price to save me (and the kids) so much time and frustration every day. Even though the kids have not gotten bored with it yet, they do occasionally forget that it is there and forget to practice these skills on their own. I just pick it up and start playing with it myself. You can play a game in just a minute or two. Then the kids see me with it and take it over so they can try to beat my score! I leave this in front of the TV and my kids “play” with almost every day.

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It is the home schooling tool I would HATE to do without.

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Wonderful product! Lifesaver for Homeschool moms with 3 elementary age kids. It has been proven that kids who drill the basic math facts through pre-algebra score higher in algebra.

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I love it and so does my daughter. Thanks for making a great learning tool.

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Simple to use!

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As my child’s teacher I love the FlashMaster and all of the options it provides!... Great tool!

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Love this product!

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Makes doing math fun and easier to memorize math facts.

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The Flashmaster is a wonderful tool- the kids love it and learn from it. I love it too.

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Kids are really enjoying it... and they’re boys!

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Thanks for a fun product!

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We really love and use our FlashMaster.

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We have purchased two flashmasters and are very pleased with the performance and quality!

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My boy loves a challenge and he’s now very eager to work on his FlashMaster... Add me to the list of happy customers!

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This is quite possibly the coolest thing since sliced bread... It is very easy to use. Honestly it took me longer to figure out than my 9 year old. It is very self explanatory. It is just the best way I can think of for children to learn their math facts. My kids don’t hate it. They hated calculadder, but we did it anyway because it worked. Flashmaster is so much better because it works and the kids don’t hate it, in fact some of them might even admit to liking it!

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It's great, and we love using it. It's so much easier than flashcards, and they can use it on their own, in the car, on the go, etc.

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It has been a great tool for our Homeschool.

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My kids love it and I do too!

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I am a homeschooler who thinks your product is better than sliced bread. After a years difficult work, my daughter achieved the flashmaster challenge. Well, really, I must admit I tightened up the requirements a bit. I required her to reach level 9, 1-second timed limit, 30 problems correct out of 30 problems attempted. She was close for most of a month, and finally on 11/17/2008 she reached the goal.

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Can't think of a better way to drill the "basics"!

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My son likes to teach himself, so he loves it.

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[W]e love the FlashMaster!

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I’ve spent the last year looking for tools to drill math facts... About a month ago a fellow homeschooler reminded me about FlashMaster. She'd used it with her children and was convinced that it would solve my issues. I am so glad I listened to her and bought two for my kids. My only complaint is that I didn't buy them sooner. Our goal is for the children to do the “timed flashcards” so fast that is takes them less than 1.5 seconds per problem.

Every morning my kids know to do 20-30 min on the FlashMaster while I make breakfast and feed the dogs. Each child competes against his/her self. This is a BIG deal in our overly competitive household. I love anything that takes the focus off competing with a sibling and onto competing with one's self.

I love how I can go into each unit and see how the children are doing on their problems. It's also useful that besides the standard, 1+3=?, 4-3=?, 3x4=? etc. you can also do things like 32/?=4 or 3+?=12...
[My kids] are desperate to sink their teeth into meatier math. I can see that they understand the concepts but I know that if I let them loose on this math without automaticity of their math facts they’ll become disheartened because everything will take too long.

It's wonderful, now they have incentive to work on their math drill. They know what exciting math is just around the corner but that they are not going to be let loose on it until they can do anything in 1.5 seconds, that the FlashMaster throws at them.

The FlashMaster has made my life so easy. The children can practice math drill while we're driving, waiting on a sibling at an extramural activity or anytime I so wish.

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Thank you for a great product

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I really appreciate all the ways to practice and I especially appreciate the way missed problems are handled.

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Thank you so much. It has really helped my son because he hates flashcards but likes FlashMaster.

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My son loves his FlashMaster. It has improved the speed of his lessons and lessened his frustration. Thank you!

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Mine is always within reach; I love that little tool.

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I love FlashMaster. It's easy to use, to take along on the van, to focus on any difficult problems, to gently introduce new facts and easy to assign! I was leary about buying a "fancy flashcard system." The $ was well worth it for us. My daughter has made great progress with her math facts, just using it 5 minutes per day. I put in special problems for her. She first does the special problems and then any other problems she wishes to do. She's been teaching herself multiplication, before I’ve introduced multiplication to her. Before flashmaster she was very discouraged about math. Now, she can see her progress literally from Flashmaster. A+ from us!

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This is so convenient, flexible, entertaining, and most of all appealing for my children. They found math drills always fun and exciting whenever they use the flashmaster... I highly recommend this great tool for parents of primary grade children. It’s definitely worth the money!

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We love our Flashmaster! My girls use it everyday as part of their Homeschool schedule.

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I think this is a product that needs to be found by all parents! It makes learning math facts so much fun!

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I love this! Makes learning & practicing their facts portable & easy...

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It's great because it's a computer (the boys LOVE that!), it's portable (we can take it in the car) and the kids can work at their own pace at whatever Table they are learning. AND I can check their scores later-so no pulling the wool over Mum's eyes telling her you got 100% when you only got 75%. Gotta love that.

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Math facts were a struggle for my daughter until we got one... It's much faster and easier to drill, and... it's been worth every penny for us, and all I've used it for is addition and subtraction for a few months with my daughter. Between the Flashmaster the switch to Singapore from MUS, she's gone from hating math and thinking she's not good at it to loving math and thinking she's good at it!

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Comments Relating to Special Education and ESL Students

 

It’s a great tool for children who need extra help with math tables… My son, who has some learning disability, utilized this device and the results were amazing.  It’s easy to understand and operate.

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My sister said she spent a lot of time doing it herself and that her son absolutely loves it.  He is in a learning disability program, so I am really happy that they found something to try with him to get him motivated.

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The 4 older kids are FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) and in special ed at school.  They have very little attention span, but with Flashmaster, it keeps their attention a bit longer 

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We have now finished a term of use with the flashmasters in year 6 (10-11 yr. olds) and I must report they are the best thing since sliced bread as we limeys say. Seriously we have found them an absolute asset to the development of mental number skills.

 

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This is a superb product.  You can't improve it (any way that I can see).  … I, for one, will spread the word.  I tutor learning disabled students—many with retrieval difficulties—FlashMaster works.

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First of all, WE LOVE OUR FLASHMASTERS!  My 3rd – 6th graders (remedial Math) beg to use them and their focused concentration on learning their facts is like nothing I've seen before.  Well done!

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Our Exceptional Children's Department loves the Flashmaster.  … The EC teachers say it is the best manipulative that they have seen for math skills.  Works great for students with fine motor skills problems.  The screen is large and numbers have easy access.

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I am using the flashmaster with students that had had a very hard time with multiplication tables, and they are responding very well, I have the specific case of a 3rd. grader that took 4 weeks to learn the 2's and in 2 weeks with the flashmaster he has learned 3's. 4's, and 5's,!! He is enthusiastic, and his self-esteem has gone up tremendously.

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I was given a free Flashmaster & loaned it to a colleague who teaches low level high school classes. She says 5 kids were all actually fighting over it they loved it so much.

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I have used the FlashMaster both at school and at home with my children. I have definitely seen results in both places. At school I teach Special Education in a high school setting. These students do not know their math facts, and this has been a great motivational tool for these students to use. They always ask when it is their turn to use it. I have seen their skills improve. I would love to have more of them in my classroom.

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My 8 year old was having confidence problems with subtraction. I brought this home from the NCTM conference and he would choose Flashmaster over Gameboy at times because he liked it so much.

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As a former teacher turned private tutor (and nonprofit director), I can tell you with all sincerity that I think you've developed an amazing product. My tutoring business serves primarily individuals experiencing difficulty concentrating, paying attention, and/or learning to read, but many of the activities in our program incorporate using some of the basic math skills. I can think of several of my former clients who would greatly benefit from using Flashmaster…. I would be delighted to let them try out my Flashmaster and to direct them to your website. I also work with the school district as a consultant to their English as a Second Language (ESL) Department and know that the ESL teachers as well as countless classrooms would benefit from having a Flashmaster or two in the room …. Additionally, I LOVE the fact that you emphasize allowing students to use their powers of deduction to figure out how the Flashmaster works...there's just not enough of that going on in classrooms in spite of the fact that kids are SO good at it.

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You should see the difference in my older kids' skills in just these few days....unbelievable.
  The younger ones are less voracious, but still mesmerized by the machines. … The kids have found tremendous satisfaction … and they don't seem to be put off if they're low on the performance scale.  They just practice harder.  One of my formerly weak calculators is one of the fastest after a few nights home with an FM.

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WOW! I thought it was too good to be true!!! I received one of the math devices and love it. What a great tool. This is perfect for my small group instruction. It is exactly what I have been looking for. You REALLY don't know what a difference this will make in a child's life.

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I am very happy with the FlashMasters.  … I am using them in my class and continuing to collect data for my article.  Two years ago I conducted an action research project on improving children's mathematical abilities.  I have data that I collected from that project and I want to compare the progress of children who use the FlashMaster in addition to the other teaching techniques I use.  I see a huge improvement in X., who scored a 4% on the SAT last April.  That's about as low as you can get, since 50% is average and the 4% was probably earned just by random chance guessing.  Already X. has passed Test 1 (a 2 minute test of 30 addition facts with sums to 10).  This may seem like a modest accomplishment, but in September X. took 2 minutes to add 3 or 4 problems.  X picks up a FlashMaster every chance he gets.  As soon as I collect more compelling data, I will publish and compare the two classes.  I have also shown the FlashMaster around to my colleagues.  I can share my grant and encourage other teachers to apply for one for FlashMasters next May.

I have told several of my parents about the FlashMaster and have recommended it to the 7 older children (5th graders) who meet in my room for FCAT Test camp after school with the guidance counselor.  …  The fifth graders were entranced when I let them use the FlashMasters ….

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We are a Title 1 campus. I have students [that] come to me for 50 minutes a day. These kiddos don't respond to just anything, but when I put the Flashmaster in their hands, they came alive. They were trying to beat each other's scores. One Flashmaster just won't do. I must have more.

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[W]hen I used one in my classroom I couldn't believe how well it held the students attention. I have many students who have attention problems and this really seemed to do the trick. I'm only speculating, but I think it may be that it is very interactive much like the video games they play.

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The flashmasters have been a big hit with the students who have used them in our Special Ed Learning Center … My students have been really benefiting from it. It's funny, I have some children who are really motivated by the challenge of the timed tests, and others who clearly, cannot handle the time element. So the options have been very important. Thanks for inventing this great little learning tool.

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I am a New Zealander currently teaching for a semester at [a California public] High School (where i have taught Mathematics on and off since 1976). Some of my very low level students have told me they have never learned their multiplication and division facts, and lo and behold i found that our department had just received a shipment of 35 Flashmasters. I installed batteries and put them to immediate use. The other math teachers and my students were hooked - now everyone wants to use them.

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Thank you, Chuck, for the amazing flashMaster. It truly is a wonderful tool for special ed. math students.

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I … sent the FlashMaster home during spring break with one of my students in the fifth grade that is experiencing some difficulty with math facts. It was such a success that I had trouble getting it back!

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I can honestly say the Flashmaster really works. I haven't used it in my classroom of 2nd graders yet, but am anxious to do so in the fall. Where I have seen the results is with my own son. He just finished 3rd grade. He was struggling with his multiplication facts until we brought the Flashmaster home from the conference. He started using it, and loved it. His ability and scores went up immediately. What's better is he pulled it out again the other day, after being out of school for a month, and his scores were still high, and he was able and wanting to brush up on the facts he was having difficulty with. He recently took the Flashmaster to a family reunion and he and his cousin (same age) were having contests with it. They look at the Flashmaster as a new kind of game. It's great.

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When I have the ELL students in my math class, the flashmasters have proven to be quite effective.
Because of this effectiveness, the ELL teacher would like to get some for tutoring purposes.

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I have encouraged staff to use with kids for remedial purposes, including Special Ed. kids

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Since I last wrote, I loaned the F.M. to a colleague to try w/ her 12 year old daughter who still has trouble w/ her facts. She challenged her to do some no. of facts within some time. Annie wouldn't quit till she'd done it and then went on to cut that time in half!

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Actually, I work with some underprivileged children who I think I will give them to if it doesn't cost me too much.

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It works wonderful with students that have a hard time with their basic multiplication facts.


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I have to tell you that the head of special ed in our school came by last week to ask how she could order flashmasters. She is very excited about using them for several reasons including the ability to measure a child's progress.

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I must tell you about how excited I am to have this in my hands! ... I teach small groups and our facts are our primary focus with these students. I passed the one I received the other day around to the kids and they were mesmerized. They did not want to go back to their class.

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The kids really like them.
[private tutor and elementary school teacher at … school which specializes in children with learning disabilities]

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It's great!!!  I only recently began using it with the students receiving academic intervention services.  The few students who have tried it thoroughly enjoyed it.  The most difficult part was getting them to put it down!  I've recommended it to both colleagues and friends.

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The FlashMaster is a useful tool.  It has produced results on some of the most difficult students that I've known in my 2+ years at [national tutoring franchise].  The "Timed Practice" feature is especially useful; it repeats the problems that the student got wrong, pounding it in until they get it.  Most students prefer using it instead of other mediums, and it saves on pens/pencils and paper.

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We just started to use the flashmaster.  A teacher in kindergarten wanted to try it out.  She has a child that is ready for first grade, he is using it and loving it.  I wish I had another one, another teacher wants to try it out with her after school program.

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I have been volunteering four days a week in a program [in La Yerbabuena, Mexico] that provides an opportunity to keep some poor kids off the street after they finish school ….

The conception is good, but there is only one poorly paid staff who must deal with 8 to 16 very wild kids.  … 

They are really terrible in math preparation, with about three exceptions, three kids who are really quite good.  The rest know little and could care less.  Of about 5 fourth graders, only one knows their times tables.  The rest get stuck on 3 x’s anything.  Actually they understand about multiplying and dividing (the older ones), but most still have serious problems with addition.  …

My math program consisted of a bunch of addition and multiplication flash cards.  I would try and find their appropriate level and start working one on one.  I kept track of their progress.  One day one of the nuns gave me a whole sack of candy that some kind soul had left for the kids, so I began to use this as a prize every time they could move to a new level.  This was working pretty well, but only about a quarter of the kids were interested in sitting down with me and doing some real brain work.

With the Flashmaster I have now increased the number of kids seriously working on their math to about 60%.  These are kids who are at least once a week trying to move to a new level.  About 10% work every day.  They may do a new level every day.  As I said it is all individually done.  I have fourth graders doing 4+ and one first grader who has done all the +’s and is now doing subtraction, and make good progress with her times tables.

Obviously, I am very hot for the Flashmaster.  It has definitely given my math program a shoot in the arm.  I like the flexibility and different levels.  One size (one Flashmaster) fits all.  The kids like the fact that it is in the form of a computer game.  They like the game and challenge part.  They … know how to set the thing they are working on.  I followed the directions and in the beginning sessions just let them play with it and discover.  You might be interested to know that the fact all the instructions are in English seems completely irrelevant.  They have no problem understanding when errors are made or changing functions, etc.  Two of my most outstanding students wouldn’t even work with me before Flashmaster.  They both like to take it off by themselves.  Both are very dedicated and are moving ahead rapidly.  The machine so far seems pretty indestructible.

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Our SE department says wonderful things about it.

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My kids have already shown substantial gains in their calculating skills in just the short class time they have had to use them.

One student has jumped, in adding, from 46% to 100% (nearly 100% of the time) at 90 sec...Level 7!  I have done everything known to man to activate him...NADA.   Along comes the FlashMaster and he's an overnight sensation!  … The FM is a part of our lives now.  I am delighted, and I hope my cohort[s] will recognize how vigorously they can animate the desire to "do math" by using the Flashmasters.

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[O]ur Special Ed teacher is really liking the unit.

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I continue to have more and more successes with those mini-magic machines.  You should read my comments to parents, telling them of their children's improvements that I can trace directly to the use of the FlashMaster.  They're still excited about them, and they still have raging battles for supremacy – it's good to note, though, that the competition that results from FM use is always good natured.  It's quite an interesting phenomenon.

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Cristina and Victor … are ecstatic over the flashmaster. … I have been trying since early September to get them to learn the multiplication tables. It's not that they can't learn, it's just that it's a tiresome process that they find ways not to go through. But they are fighting over flashmaster. Yesterday Victor did table 5 at 100 percent on the second try. … Victor (11) and Christina (9) are among the five children I am teaching in La Yerbabuena [Mexico]. ..

[My husband] and I have known for some time that the failure of Mexican schoolchildren to learn the mult. tables is a genuine handicap as they move up in math. The schools do not emphasize this enough, for with the numbers they must handle, they don't find the time. Children who, like Victor and Cristina, who have an illiterate mother and semi-literate father, are especially handicapped, for they are unlikely to be drilled at home on the tables.

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I gave a couple to the special ed department in our school and they were a hit.

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This is just what my special ed and slow learer students need to be successful. ... I know I'll be ordering more.

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My children are really enjoying it.  It is an excellent tool to use in math.

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I wish I had documented all the skills increases I observed this summer.  In a two week half-day "Power Prep", kids, going into 3rd and 4th, had solid leaps in their grasp and retention of basic math facts.  I want them to jump from FlashMaster to mental-math-in-a-hurry, and many of them were astonishing.  When I combined the FlashMaster with fact family triangles, the light bulbs went on almost audibly.  They feel so smart about learning one fact and getting the other three as a bonus!  I can't tell you how grateful I am for your machine!

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We received our Flashmaster this morning and are thrilled with it.  We have 2 dyslexic boys and for once they are rushing to have a go at Tables … hurray!!  They board at an English Prep school … It was their Special Needs teacher who found Flashmaster on the website and told me about it.  She is thinking of supplying the school with them.

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I am so happy to have received the FLASHMASTER so quickly.  I purchased this for my daughter who is a struggling learner.  It was recommended to us by her speech therapist ….  I have begun to use this just the way you said.  I am playing with it and my daughter is playing with it and I will have students play with it before we read the directions.  As a teacher, this suggestion made me realize that you are a person who "gets it" when it comes to learning.  If they discover it, they own it.  I am very pleased with this too.  As a Title I Mathematics teacher, I see tremendous possibilities for a reasonably priced quality piece of technology.

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I have used these with third grade special ed students and found them to be the most successful tool in helping them master their multiplication facts, zeros through twelves.  The FlashMaster provides the repetition and individualized format that my students needed to help them learn and retain so many facts.

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[My principal] has been extremely pleased with the progress we're seeing in some of our "lowest" achieving incoming sixth graders - and students enjoy working on them several times a week for homework!

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My class is multi-handicapped—small increments are wonderful—no other machine I know of has that

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I am currently using the Flash Masters we have at Landmark College with a class of adult students.  They LOVE it.  The Flash Master is versatile enough to challenge all students in this class, from those who are extremely unsure of many of the facts to those whose math anxiety leads to many careless errors.  One student is just very slow with great comprehension, but that student is already seeing the benefit of the timed practices in speeding up fact recognition.

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It is far more patient than I am, provides visual and kinesthetic input, and for students like my ds who have trouble writing, gives them an opportunity to show how fast they can be with their facts without being slowed down by writing out the answers.

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Well, we bought the flashmaster this year and love it!!!! It is something the girls can do independently while I work with another child. It is so easy to keep track of progress because one can progress in levels and decrease the time allowed for problems. You can also work on just missed problems. In a little over 1 month, my 7 yo has gone from the first levels in +/- with the max. amt. of time allowed per problem (9sec.), to getting 100% on the highest level (9) with 2.5 sec. allowed. She has +/- down, and she is ready for multiplication. We also had a goal incentive. She wanted a hula hoop???(go figure), and got one! Our 6 yo is also making great progress; she just about has + down and is about half-way through the - levels. She is further along in this area than her dsis because of the flashmaster. I just didn't have the time to sit down consistently with them and go through a stack of flashcards. They like this much better, and it makes doing the rest of math so much more enjoyable because they don't have to stop and figure things out. It was a great investment for our family!

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We bought the Flashmaster too. Flash card drills just weren't working well last year for ds, and not remembering the facts made multi-digit multiplication and division a long and painful process. This year I just include 9 minutes of FM drill every day as part of the dc's independent work-- it's working wonderfully! Ds can do his math with much less frustration now.

For the record, I think the multi-sensory approach of FM is just what my ds needed. It doesn't have audio (other than the sounds for "correct" and "incorrect") but the visual and kinesthetic is there. He wasn't remembering the facts through oral drill so I'm thinking an audio component would not have helped anyway... especially since math is generally presented visually, and generally responded to kinesthetically as the student writes numbers. Since the kinesthetic input is done by punching large, well-separated keys, there is no problem with fine motor delays getting in the way as there is with pencil-and-paper drill-- plus you get the immediate feedback, which is very important.

I've seen some free online interactive math drills which would have some of the same features, but we are really enjoying Flashmaster. Granted, it's not a Gameboy, but I'm no fan of Gameboy anyway.

Another nice feature is the timer-- ds has less of an ability to focus long-term than dd, so I have her do 3 sets of 180 second drills, while ds does 6 sets of 90 seconds. The score keeper holds 9 sets of scores, so at the end of the day I can check/record their progress at my leisure.

I have recommended the FM to several of my friends-- normally I balk at high-priced stuff, but after daily flash card drills, Audiomemory and even TimesTales (my dd loved that!) didn't click for my ds, I figured this might be more suited to his needs. It's been great!

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I purchased the Flash Master for my grandson, and he enjoys it very much.  It has helped him in so many ways.  He has ADHD so he has trouble learning, and this has helped him so much.

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I received the Flashmaster yesterday in the mail. I absolutely love it!!! I have not read over the directions yet but it is very easy to use many of the functions. I spend quite a bit of time testing my students on math facts and with the Flashmaster I will not longer need to do this. I can program the equipment to do this for me and my students can have more opportunities to practice if I am not available to work with them independently.

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My dd using it is 5 and at the K/1 level. My ds is almost 13 and in grade 7. I admit that I find it challenging to use myself to review things with the timed option. The dc enjoy competing to see whose scores are best.

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Great teaching tool.

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Your product was recommended to me by a doctor who specializes in identifying students' learning disabilities.

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works well with ADD kids because they have something in their hands

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Both of my children have very weak rote memory skills as a result of learning disabilities (ADD & dyslexia). This has been a great tool for them to use in learning & reviewing math facts.

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Wow! My special needs students “ASK” to use the FlashMaster! They love it and once hooked don’t want to quit. I wish I had 2 more. They are working with 1 as a team. It gets crazy, but they can’t get enough.

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I am a special education teacher. I have a student who has autism and has used the FlashMaster at home with great success.

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I found out about FlashMaster from a teacher in the spec. ed. area of the elementary school where I work. Our kids have behavioral and academic challenges. They loved the FlashMaster. I have a daughter with academic and other delays- she loves the FlashMaster

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This tool is great! ... My son has Downs' Syndrome & is 18 yrs. old. He loves it & so do I!

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By the way, these machines are very popular with special education teachers... I love them and my students love them!

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As a SPED teacher, this has been a tremendous motivator to learn math facts. The children ask for it by name.

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The Flashmaster is a huge factor in relieving test anxiety.

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I was a little leery of the price of the Flashmaster when I first saw it. But my kids (8 & 9) have really been struggling with their basic math facts. They are both special needs and their tutor wants them to have their math facts memorized. We were spending about 30-45 minutes some days struggling with flash cards. Then the Flashmaster arrived …! Now the kids are reviewing these facts on their own in their “spare time” and trying to beat each other’s scores. This opened up a half-hour of school time each day for us to spend time together studying the more “fun” subjects. It was definitely worth the price to save me (and the kids) so much time and frustration every day. Even though the kids have not gotten with it yet, they do occasionally forget that it is there and forget to practice these skills on their own. I just pick it up and start playing with it myself. You can play a game in just a minute or two. Then the kids see me with it and take it over so they can try to beat my score! I leave this in front of the TV and my kids "play" with almost every day.

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I have had the opportunity to use it with third, fourth and fifth grade students that struggle with computation. I am pleased and amazed to say that I have seen growth in their abilities. A large amount of the credit goes to the FlashMaster for providing individual practice in a non-threatening manner.

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I've been using the flash-master during the summer vacation with school students up to the 7th grade. Some of the kids have ADHD & ADD- and knew almost nothing regarding math- despite the fact that they were almost at high school! I'm glad to tell you that thanks to the 'flashmaster' practicing and to a special method of teaching I’ve developed- those kids have much better knowledge about math!

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It was one of the most successful experiences for the students in the classroom. It has created a positive attitude toward maths. It ensured that students did not fall behind if they missed a day because it was set for each individual. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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The students were very enthusiastic about using the machines and their behavior was very good during this period... [T]he evidence is that the initiative has helped enormously. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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The majority of students in the classes selected would have difficulty with tables: a necessary core skill in Maths and their confidence in the subject are greatly affected as a result... Accordingly all the teachers were eager to get involved in this initiative. The students were equally enthusiastic and excited when they laid eyes on these devices. They thought they were 'cool' and were very receptive to using them.

With the Flashmasters the students were able to work independently on different levels and at their own speed. Consequently all students were able to experience success. The potential of these devices was seen predominantly while observing one student. This particular young man has learning difficulty; he’s rebellious, poorly motivated and would find tables especially challenging. He really enjoyed using the Flashmaster and was absolutely thrilled when he got 100% in a test, he proudly told the others in the class and the students were surprisingly very supportive, largely due possibly to the non-competitive nature of this initiative. Overall the students really enjoyed the initiative and ask regularly to use them.

Undoubtedly I will be using the FlashMasters in the future with all the Junior cycle classes. It is heartening to finally have a post primary method of developing a skill which was inaccessible previously. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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Students used the Flashmaster for 20 minutes of class every Friday, and recorded their speed/accuracy in their maths copy books. We had enough machines to give each student use of their own. All found it entertaining and challenging, and very quickly worked out how Flashmaster, with all of its functions worked ... Results were 'private' to themselves and myself so they therefore felt encouraged to try the next level up. In conclusion both students and teachers involved found this to be a very worthwhile initiative. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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I used the Flashmaster for two months, 15 minutes a class. All the students found the Flashmaster easy to use, and enjoyed working with them. They recorded their results in their copies. I found the arithmetic practice greatly improved their maths ability in class and gave them much more confidence in maths. I did the graded maths test again with the students and found out that every student except one improved greatly. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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Using the Flashmaster gave a new lease of life to the whole area of basic arithmetic. The students loved using the Flashmaster and general behaviour improved as they were keen to use them, not one student had a negative reaction. I am looking forward to continuing this from the beginning of term in September, generally I think basic skills improved as students were constantly trying to improve their scores. [teacher in Irish special-education/remediation program]

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I love to be challenged!

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I like FlashMasters because they are very challenging and can improve your multiplying, adding, subtracting, and dividing.  FlashMasters have helped me improve my multiplication.  It is very fun

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I love it!  Thank you for the FlashMaster.

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You made class work harder and belive in themselfs.  You made the 3rd grade improve on multiplacation.  I can't belive you thought up the Flashmasters

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FlashMasters are awesome!  I skip my recess to go do it.  I go there for lunch sometimes.  Now I have one of my own. 

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I play with it every night.  It's the only thing I use for flashcards.  I hate doing real flashcards and the FlashMaster makes me want to do my flashcards instead of staring at them!  Flashmasters rule!

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Every night I work with the Flashmaster.  It's a lot of fun.  And it really improves my math…  Flashmasters are cool!…  Math is COOL!…I love flashmaster…I'm dreaming about Flashmasters.

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We could not think of something to help improve the "Flash Master" so here is a complement.  Now that we have used the "Flash Master" we are learning our math facts better…  We learn math from it so we can be better at math.

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It is really cool.  It has all kinds of problems (adding, dividing, etc.)  It was very easy to use and I understood it.

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FlashMasters are enjoyable.  I miss my whole recess to go to FlashMasters!  I tried and passed every level and won one of my own!  I didn’t know my 4’s, 8’s, or 7’s, and I learned them from FlashMasters!  It’s a wonderful way to learn. 

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The FlashMasters really made the whole class much better at both multiplication and division!

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The Flashmaster works great!  My mother and I really like it.  I am a little smarter now when I start to play the Flashmaster.  My mom really wants to order one…When I took it home my mom really likes it….The next day she told Mrs. R. it is good.

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The Flashmaster is the coolest thing I had ever seen.  All my friends want it and so do I.  The flashmaster helps me with my x's, ¸, -, +.  It's fun to!!  The flashmaster helped me so much.  It will help first and 2 graders, and maybe 4,5,6 up to Highschool.  It's good it has levels so you can challega yourself and other people.  The flashmaster is great.

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The FlashMasters really helped my multiplication facts!!  Even thogh were doing long multiplication I enjoy doing very easy facts.

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It helps us know our facts better.

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When I used the Flashmaster, I thought it was fantastic!  It helped me learn my multiplication and subtraction.  I thought it was a very useful thing.  This really helped me and I think it will help me in 4th grade.  I think it would help many children around the world.  It would make many children who've never used one happy.

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I really liked the Flashmaster because it helped me learn many of my times tables.  When I brought it home I practiced my 8's.  I think it will help many first and second graders.  Thank you for inventing the FlashMaster!

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I like the Flashmaster it helps me practice my multiplication and division facts.  It has many different levels to go on some of them are very complicated!  It might even be helpful to kindergardners, first and second graders.

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I really liked the flash master.

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I think the flashmaster is great because it could do times tables and pluses and more.  I think people will like the flashmaster and their moms will like it too.

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I think it's great….   It helps me a lot and I like it very much….  Thank you for inventing the flashmaster.

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FlashMasters are really fun, especially if you have kids, because it is a great way to learn

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I like the Flashmaster because I can learn all my addition, subtraction, Multiplication, and division.  Thank you for enventing it.  I think my class likes it.

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It very fun to work with.  I learned lot of Division.  I know all of my multiplaycation and when I take it every night it makes me remember it faster.  I would think that it is good for kids to use. 

I would like to take it home everyday but other people need to learn to.  I think it will help me know more about division when I go to fourth grade.  I think it is good for K-7 grade to use it.  It is good you invented it.  I will like to buy about 3 for my brothers and sisters to share.

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I think it helped me a lot.  It helped me learn my 5's now.  It colud help anyone.  I thot it is a very helpful thing you have made.  It is very splended.  I love it.  It helps me lern.

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I think the Flashmasters made times a lot easier.  The Flashmaster also make us fast at our times tables.  I think it very marvelous to think about making a flashmaster to help children that really works….  Since we got FlashMasters I have improved in math.

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I would like to let you know I have a lot of fun with the FlashMasters.

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The FlashMasters are a much easier way to learn my multiplucation tables.

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Your Flashmasters have impressed us….  I like the test on the Flashmaster best.  It was smart of you to put the erase results button small.  I learned you could change the sounds.

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I like the Flash Master.  When I took it home my little brother started to play it.  It will help first graders all the way to 6th grade.

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The Flashmasters are fun!  It was a great idea.

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The FlashMasters are cool.  I learned a lot about the FlashMaster….  I can do 2.5 seconds on level 7 and get around 90%.  Thank you for coming.

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The Flashmasters really made The Third grade feel complete.  You had a brilliant idea that is so fun!  ...  I have some suggestions for the other schools …  (1) start at a smaller level. (2) Do more time per question (3) PRACTISE.

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I finally have an excuse to bring something electronical (a calculator) in my house.  The FlashMaster has really improved my math skills….  I hope you will come up with a new idea to make the Flashmaster better, of course there is hardly anything wrong with them now.  Thanks again!!!

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My whole class really enjoys using the Flashmaster!  I can't really do level seven in one second, but I am working on it!  I am really happy you invented the FlashMaster it is really fun to use.

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You were marvelous to invent the FlashMaster.

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I really like the Flash Masters.  [T]hey help us [k]now are facts quicker.  I like the flash master alot.  Once I got 100% ON it.  It stored alot of math in my Brian.

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It works very well.  I used it to memorize multiplacation. 

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I think I could do it every night for homework to help me.

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I like the FlashMaster.  …  Everyone should buy one! 

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Thanks soooooooooooo much for the FlashMaster…I love it.

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I like it.

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If our whole class uses it we can go at our own pace.

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It helps our brain for math.

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I like the flash Master it helps me with my time tables and my adding.

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I really like the flashmaster.  But sometimes I just did for fun.

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[T]hanks for inventing the Flashmasters.  It was a good idea.  I liked it.

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Will, age 9: “I think it’s really fun. It would be a good car game. Can I bring it to school?”

Mom: “It’s easy to use and doesn’t have too many bells & whistles.”

Eli, age 6: “I like doing lower levels.”

[Quotes transcribed by mother]

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It helps us know our facts quicker.

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I like to use the Flash Master for learning the math facts.  I can do some addition and some subtraction.  I like to use it anywere, especially in the van.  Thank you for making Flash Master.

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Thank you for making Flashmaster.  I am glad you were able to send it to us in time for Christmas.  When we got it I could not "master" the 12x table.  I practiced so I can now "master" just about everything on the Flashmaster.

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I like to use the FlashMaster game you made.  I can do addition and subtraction and some Multiplication.  ... Thank you [for] making Flash Master.

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I really like it. It helped me a TON for the 7s time table.  Thank you so much.

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I really liked the Flashmaster because it helped me learn many of my times tables.  When I brought it home I practiced my 8's.  … Thank you for inventing the Flashmaster!

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I realy liked the flash master … the most thing I liked was the timed multiplication and division

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I like the Flashmaster it helps me practice my multiplication and division facts.  It has many different levels to go on[.  S]ome of them are very complicated!  It might even be helpful to kindergarderers, first, and second graders.  [third grader]

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I think its great.  When I did it it made me think fast.  If I  [keep] on doing it Ill probably memris it.  It should help other 2nd, 3rd, or first graders.  I thought it was fun.  Im glad you made it.

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It is a great invention.

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Thank you for inventing the flashmaster.  I think it is great!

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Everybody in my class does like the flashmaster!

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I like the flashmaster because I could learn my 12's.  … It helps me a lot and I like it very much.

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I think it helped me a lot.  It helped me lern my 5's now.  It colud help anyone.  I thot it is a very helpful thing you have made.  It is very splended.  I love it.  I helps me lern.

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I really like the flashmaster.  But sometimes I just did for fun.  I already learned my times tables.  So I just did it for fun.

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It helps me learn my 11 and 12, it helps me learn division, it helps me practice my times tables, it helps me learn alot of times tables, it helps me learn more of the division and it helps my sister learn her times tables.

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I really like it even though I already know my facts.  It is good for people who don't know their facts. 

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I like FlashMasters because they are challenging.  I also like them because they are fun.  I stay in at recess to do them.

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I like FlashMasters because it helps you know your facts ….  I also like the FlashMaster because it is fun to play at school. 

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it's so much fun!

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Flashmaster is cool!  I like Flashmaster because it is helping me learn addition and subtraction problems.  It is easy to use.  I always hope to do better the next time I use it.  I can't wait to tell my school about Flashmaster.

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it's so much fun!

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Flashmaster is cool!  I like Flashmaster because it is helping me learn addition and subtraction problems.  It is easy to use.  I always hope to do better the next time I use it.  I can't wait to tell my school about Flashmaster.

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FlashMaster is a lot more fun than flashcards, and it is great how it remembers and retests you on the problems that you get wrong.

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It is FANTASTIC.

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Math is easier now because I know my facts.

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Now when I tutor the little kids I don't have to look at the back of the flashcard [for the answer to the multiplication fact].

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I think that the flashmaster is a clever idea and if your trying to learn math like +, -, x, ÷ the flashmaster is the key.

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FlashMaster is the most educational and fun toy that you could ever imagine. Kids of all ages have fun just trying to remember how it is to time themselves and how fast they can do it in. I would recommend the FlashMaster to any one it's fun to have around, try it you'll love it!

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Extremely helpful [Irish student]

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...helped me to learn all my tables in a fun way [Irish student]

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Very useful because I now know my times tables and sums [Irish student]

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Very useful, they helped me a lot and prepared me for the SATs [Irish student]

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Very useful, and fun at the same time; they really helped me [Irish student]

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... If you want to get better at Maths go on a FlashMaster [Irish student]

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The flashmasters were great; if we didn't have them then I wouldn't have known any of my tables, now I do [Irish student]

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They were excellent because when I went into yr 6 I hardly knew any of my times tables. Now I know all of them. [Irish student]

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In the beginning of year 6 I didn't know any of my tables, now I do [Irish student]

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Math Facts” = Multiplication Tables, Division Tables, Addition Tables, and Subtraction Tables
The FlashMaster is the key to multiplication table mastery!


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