A Fun, Interactive and Fresh Way to Learn the Times Tables
by Hannah Smart
It's not enough just to be able to say the times tables parrot-style. In order to for children to progress with maths they not only need to be able to recite their tables, they also need to understand what it means to multiply and divide and be able to use their tables to solve problems. Use The Mighty Multiples Times Table Challenge to make learning the times tables fun, interactive and practical! Fun - enjoyable activities engage children in their learning Interactive - a visual, auditory, kinaesthetic approach to learning the times tables, to appeal to all children, whatever their learning style: Visual - sporty characters associated with each times table, visual grouping sheets, number fans, 100 boards, bingo games Auditory - listen to the songs and poems on the CD Kinaesthetic - Activities to enable you to jump and leap your way through the times tables! Links to PE and the Olympics! Practical - tried and tested method that really works Integral problem solving - so children learn to use and apply their times tables in real life situations Fresh - a new integrated approach - lots of practical multiplication and division activities so children gain full understanding. In-built motivational rewards, badges and certificates A-- How long will it take for your pupils to achieve their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards? Contains everything you need - from group games, number fans, visual grouping activities to songs, poems and assessment activities (all easily accessed on the CD-rom) Suggestions for starting a Mighty Multiples Club - a great way to raise the profile of maths across the school. Links to home - Tip sheets for parents for use at the park, while shopping and in the car - make times tables relevant to everyday life.