Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Times Tables




(Picture from our "Why We Love Homeschooling" post HERE)

It's that time of year again, it's time to practice our times tables (again!). I need to revamp my old system. Do any of you have fun ways to teach or learn them? Since it's just the beginning of school I'm wanting it to be extra fun so that we can keep the motivation! I usually teach everyone together no matter what age so group methods would work too. So what's your favorite or most effective way? xo, Sam

7 comments:

nadane75 said...

Our evaluator this year recommended something called Times It. A friend of mine has one that she's done with so I'm going to try it out this year.

Cajunrose said...

We are in the SAME boat..only with a learning disabled 4th grader. OY! We found www.tutpup.com. My daughter LOVES it. It places you with somebody from another country in a race to the finish. I make her learn one set (say, the 2's), get her ribbon, then move to the next set.

The other thing that has helped us is Times Tales. It puts the 'hard' ones to stories and pictures. Good luck!

Eileen said...

Have you looked at any Montessori materials for math? Our girls went to a Montessori school and the Montessori method is very concrete as opposed to memorization and kids pick it up quickly.

MrsDG@TalesFromHomemadeHouse said...

We have Mathletics over here which my eldest loves! :) ps. The "why we love homeschool" photograph...surely it's because they have such gorgeous and colourful 'uniforms'?? :)

Cherishing My Days said...

We've started using Rightstart math. Expensive, but worth it. The games really solidify concepts.

Libby said...

When I was learning my times tables, I would write them out on the bulletin during church. Somehow in my child's brain "Something I don't really enjoy doing = ok to do during the sermon." I don't really recommend that method though, even though I did learn them!

thecraftyquilter said...

When my kids were learning their times tables I would cover the driveway with multiplication problems written in sidewalk chalk! They love being outside even if it means practicing math. I often mixed it up a little adding water balloons for when they were finished for washing away the chalk.