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    Has anyone tried Brainetics (brainetics.com)?

    I saw the ad on TV, am considering purchasing it, and would like to know what experience others have had with it.

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    The comments at this page might help:
    http://www.factson.net/738/brainetics-review

    In reading up on Brainetics, it became apparent to me that Brainetics marketers may be posting comments to prop up their product. For instance, on one page I found multiple verbatim "Is Brainetics a Scam?" posts that resembled little infomercials for the product.

    Brainetics appears to be a collection of math shortcuts. These certainly won't improve overall math understanding or mastery. But for a kid who needs practice with calculation, it could help slightly, I suppose, especially if it increased confidence. I don't see Brainetics as likely to increase long-term interest or proficiency in math.

    ETA: The name reminds me of the fictional malady "boneitis" from Futurama ("My only regret... is that I have... boneitis! {gasp}"). laugh


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