I used to dread my daughter’s return home from school at the end of the day. Don’t get me wrong, I was thrilled to see HER, but I dreaded the math homework tucked within her backpack. Unlike her older brother who has a near-photographic memory, memorizing math facts was difficult for her. And because they came so easily to other students, she had convinced herself she was terrible at math and thus, was in tears every time she sat down to do math homework. Thankfully, her freshman year of high school she ended up with an amazing math teacher who helped her realize how good she actually was at math (turns out she’s a geometry whiz), but I wish I could go back in time and make those rough years easier for her somehow. If your child struggles with times tables, you DO have options for taking the struggle out of learning them. Here are 8 resources for learning times tables.
Times Tales DVD
Hundreds of kids have learned their times tables in an hour using a very fun & easy to understand animated video. The Times Tales DVD is a two-part video series that uses stories to teach multiplication to kids. The videos use cute, simple stories that provide students with a “memory peg,” allowing them to quickly recall otherwise abstract multiplication facts. As students progress through the video, they’ll learn multiplication without even knowing it! It’s that easy!
About the Times Tales DVD – What is included?
- Animated video comes on a DVD
- CD includes printable worksheets and flashcards
What Educents customers are saying about Times Tales:
“Fun and effective! Did in 2 weeks what other curriculum didn’t do in a year!”
“My kids did NOT want to like this when I first opened it up, but they ended up liking it a LOT! They kept trying to “figure it out” so it took a while for my 2nd and 4th grader to just relax and watch the stories. We followed the recommended pace, and in 2 weeks this DVD solidified what other methods could not do for them in a year! Even my 3 yr old shouts out the answers to some of the quiz questions! Of course she doesn’t understand what she’s learning yet, but when her time comes, learning her multiplication facts will be painless and easy 🙂 Definitely recommend this program to anyone who has stressed over drilling boring multiplication facts into their kids! You WILL Love it! :)” -ML
“I can’t even imagine how many less papers my 5th grade teacher would have had to grade if we had this in my elementary school! We did multiplication drills every single day during our 2nd semester! Using this DVD really beats that.” – Celena J.
Times Tales Animated DVD & Printable Worksheets
Times Tales teaches kids the upper times tables without rote memorization. Students can simply follow along with the entertaining story. As they progress, they’ll be guided into associating the stories they’ve learned with real math. You can always find the Times Tales DVD at a discount on Educents.com!
More Activities to Practice Multiplication:
Early Multiplication: Grouping with Legos by School Time Snippets – Kristina and her son practice multiplications using Legos!
Multiplication Rap DVD – Kids discover what multiplication is all about, learn facts through 12, and practice skip counting.
Multiplication Clever Catch Ball – This colorful ball is an interactive way for kids to practice multiplication facts outside or during an organized classroom activity.
Patterned Multiplication Circles by Lemon Lime Adventures – Dayna and her 7-year old use this visual way to learn multiplication. This math craftivity is fun for all ages!
Musical Math with Sue Dickson’s Songs that Teach – This program makes memorizing the facts easy, sure, and fun with catchy songs that allow students to master the facts in no time!
30 Multiplication Facts Printable Worksheets – This low-cost packet includes 30 printable worksheets, 143 flash cards, six vocabulary word cards, and a multiplication chart.
A+ Math Multiplication Unit – Build a strong foundation in math with A+ Interactive Math’s multiplication unit.