What's the point of running an educational website, when it is all repetitive?
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XtraMath is a website that was released in 2009. It is a school website. It is being used in elementary schools and sometimes middle schools. It is designed to help students master their basic math facts. Students start from addition facts and work their way up to division. Mr. C is the teacher (in English language, as the teachers vary in different languages).
Why It's Rotten
When you answer your math questions (mainly in "Race The Teacher"), you only get three seconds to answer (the adult can change the timer, but 10 seconds is the maximum limit). Let us take our time! Math is not a race!
Mr. C (the "teacher" on this site) is rather annoying. He is often distracting and makes sad faces when beaten in "Race The Teacher." Same can be said with the other representatives. (Though this can be turned off.)
This isn't any bad school program, it's one of the worst school programs. Some people claim that this is worse than algebra homework.
It is easy to type the wrong answer by accident due to rushing when trying to find the keys.
Race The Teacher does not even help its students when getting to the next level.
Users only get one chance a day to boost up their scores (Progress Quiz) and multiple chances to ruin them (Progress Quiz and Race The Teacher).
Unfair and encourages perfection. For instance, when doing 30 problems in "Race The Teacher", getting 29 answers right in a row out of 30 gives the student a bad score.