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Funnix Beginning Reading is FREE for download--no strings, no hidden costs. You will receive everything you need to teach the program, including daily workbook activities and guides to help utilize the program effectively. The program has two levels, Funnix Beginning Reading and Funnix 2. There are 220 complete lessons taking non-readers to reading at a beginning third grade level. The program has been very successful with a large range of children from ages 4 through 7 who enter the program knowing nothing about reading, including children who have been written off by schools. Click here to sign up.
Funnix Beginning Math is also FREE for download. All components of Funnix Beginning Math are included in the download—100 computer-based lessons, workbook material, a teaching guide, and a placement test for assessing the child. For a beginning math program, it is unique in the sophistication of skills it teaches in only 100 lessons. Children learn different types of counting. They use counting by tens and counting by ones to solve addition problems that traditionally require carrying. Children are also introduced to word problems, fractions, money and algebraic addition/subtraction. Click here to sign up.
Funnix Beginning Reading and Funnix Beginning Math are very user friendly computer-based programs. A narrator directs the activities in each 25-35-minute lesson. A child or a small group of children watch the computer screen with a parent or teacher. The children answer questions the narrator presents. The parent or teacher reinforces correct responses and directs the program to repeat parts that were difficult for the children.
Signing up for the free download is simple. All you do is fill out a form and submit it. You will then receive an email with all instructions on how to receive the program. No hidden charges, gimmicks, or costs for handling and shipping.
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If you are re-installing Funnix Beginning Reading or Funnix Beginning Math on your computer you should uninstall the program before re-installing. For Macs, click here for uninstall information. For PCs, go to your control panel to add/remove programs.
Computer Requirements. PC Users: The program will run on Windows 8, but requires special installation instructions. Click here for Windows 8 instructions. The program will work on PC's Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000. For MacIntosh: The program will run on Maverick 10.9 and 10.8, but requires special installation instructions. Click here for 10.9 and 10.8 instructions. The program will work on Mac's OS 10.5 or above, including Lion 10.7. The program must be install on your computer. Cannot be installed on network, USB drive, external drive, parition.
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