Memorizing Times Tables Made Easy with Math Multiplication Activities and Games
Math multiplication activities and games can help kids to overcome the challenge to learn multiplication and remember times tables easily.
Most parents and teachers always meet this challenge in teaching times tables - children never like to memorize the multiplication tables. I was challenged by my children too - "why do we have to memorize the times tables?"....It was pain hard work and boring for them.
Well, I have overcome this challenge with some teaching ideas - get math help with hands on math activities.
We can make times table’s games with minimum material. These games need not be costly versus educational electronic gadgets or toys sold in shop.
Play Games with Times Tables Mini Sheets
Here is what you need:
You can play different math multiplication games with these mini times tables sheets.
Having the multiplication table on small piece of paper is very handy. My son kept it in a pouch and brought it along when we visited the dentist. Both my kids had such a fun time playing this multiplication game while we were at the waiting room.
This little pouch of multiplication sheet has indeed made teaching multiplication easier for me. My children love to challenge each other multiplication speed with this times tables game.
Times Tables Game with Dice
Dice is a great tool for children to learn numbers and math. Here is how to play a game.
What you need:
Each child is given a cutout. First player rolls dice A and determine the first number. Same player then rolls dice B to get the next number. Player multiplies the two numbers and shades the answer on his cutouts. Other children or the players check the answer at the same time.
All the players take turns to play. The first children to complete all the written number on his cutouts wins. He gets to keep the cutouts.
Multiplication Board Game
Playing multiplication board game is fun too. Making our own board game is easy with just card paper and coins.
Click and download this number table. You can print out this number table on a piece of paper and paste it on a cardboard.
What you need:
First player puts the two coins on any two numbers found on the bottom of the game board. Multiply the two covered numbers. Put a counter on the correct product number on the game board.
Second player moves only one of the coins and multiply the two covered numbers. Similarly, he will put his counter on the correct product number on the game board. Whoever has four counters in a row is the winner.
Sing songs or rhyme as one of the math multiplication activities. Multiplication songs using times tables in the music lyrics makes it easy for the children to memorize the times tables by heart. Expose kids to the same song constantly. They will pick up the multiplication tables easily.
Check out Schoolhouse Rock: Multiplication Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD]. It has been highly recommended by most parents. Let the children dance and sing to learn math timetable.
Online Multiplication Game
Children who just start out to learn times tables may need pictorial aid. It is easier to deal with pictures than numbers. It reinforces the multiplication concept of grouping objects together to find the total.
This multiplication online game comes in three levels. I suggest you start with the “really hard” level for your child to understand multiplication operation before attempting the “medium” and “hard” level. Child needs to do mental multiplication in order to obtain the right answer for these two levels.
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