Facts Matter’s ‘Space Challenge’ for grades 3 to adult puts new spin on math fact
Okla. — Oct. 22, 2019 — Studies indicate that only 1
of 10 college students can pass a basic multiplication test. This contributes
to mathematical failure and alarming drop-out rates in high school and at the collegiate
To address this, educational software
company Math Facts Matter, a division of Schoolware, Inc., has released a free
educational math fact game called “Space Challenge.” Space Challenge is a quick
and easy math fact assessment tool for anyone in grades 3 to adult. Players
answer a set of math facts, earning high scores with quick responses and competing
to rank on the universal score chart. The fun, mobile-friendly challenge
quickly benchmarks “F3,” or “fearless fact fluency” using colorful graphics, video,
and an engaging storyline. Teachers can receive diagnostic reports for students
Space Challenge and other Math Facts Matter
products are designed to boost the math instruction of classroom teachers
bogged down with educational and administrative tasks.
“Teachers today have to meet ever
increasing demands, teaching more students and more curriculum in less time,”
said Kathy Robinson, president of Schoolware, Inc. and Math Facts Matter. “In
addition, they must balance direct instruction within ever-shrinking budgetary
Robinson is a former classroom instructor,
Title 1 teacher, gifted and talented director.
“The Math Facts Matter family of products,
including Space Challenge, Countdown, Space LAB, and Blast Off!, can help
contribute to fact fluency and alleviate the academic strain on teachers and
Teachers can learn more about Space
Challenge at https://mathfactsmatter.com/space-challenge.
Parents can visit the Space Challenge
website at home and let their children take the assessment at https://play.mathfactsmatter.com/
Students who play Space
Challenge will receive a score and advice on how to improve their math fact
fluency. Children in grades 3 to 6 needing daily practice will benefit from the
multi-sensory teaching tool Countdown. Designed for classrooms of all sizes and
grades K to 6, Countdown helps students complete daily practice tailored to
their needs in just three minutes a day. View a video about
Countdown at https://youtu.be/9ZvmVk_kGuU.
Educators can enrich their existing math fact
fluency curriculum with this no-prep, affordable, daily practice tool. Teachers
or parents interested in Countdown can recommend this tool to their school. Schools
may qualify for a grant program with special pricing; details at mathfactsmatter.com/apply-for-a-grant/.
For nearly twenty years, Schoolware, Inc.
has provided educational solutions for schools and teachers across the country.
The company develops software solutions to help students achieve math fact
fluency and other skills by providing the tools, resources, and practice every
classroom needs for success in the 21st century.