Monday, January 24, 2011
Times Tables the Fun Way By City Creek Press
Children Recall 95% of their Times Tables using our fun and interactive learning method!
"Traditional memorization of addition and times tables is not only boring and frustrating for most students, but ineffective – in one study, only 62% of the facts were retained on average after one week. Our “Fun Way” approach to addition and multiplication tables engages students by connecting facts to visual images, stories, and songs. Learning becomes a joyful – and unforgettable – experience!"
I was sent a free download of "Times Tables the Fun Way " in exchange for my honest opinion as part of The Oldschoolhouse Review Crew.
I just love testing out math products! Especially, since math is not my strong suit...
We had heard alot about this product before we got a chance to try it. And, we were not disappointed! I decided to use one of my "non-math-brain" kiddos as my official tester. He enjoyed watching the videos, and the songs, and he had an increased retention on the math facts review. However, his more "math-brained" brother wandered by and was not impressed with singing and acting numbers, and felt that it was "not going to teach real math facts". My only caution - if your child is a black and white thinker, loves and understands math well, they may not enjoy this. But, if you have any other types of learners (for example, if you have more than one child :-) we found it to be very fun (and effective...)
What you get: For $44.95 you can download the full program that makes learning multiplication facts more fun than ever. It is based on the Times Tables the Fun Way Book for Kids and teaches the zero's through the nine times tables.
•PC Windows Download Version (Mac versions available as well)
•Students read along while they hear the storyteller.
•Lively animation makes the number characters come alive.
•Each story is followed by a music video with a catchy song.
•Interactive games and fun quizzes engage the student while testing recall.
•Progress reports summarize date lesson completed, quiz scores, and time elapsed.
•Students may stop anywhere and resume where they left off. The program remembers.
•Increase retention to 95% with our interactive method
•Eliminate boring repetitive drills once and for all
•Bring success to students with learning disabilities
See an example
City Creek Press (the publisher) has a wide variety of additional products to use with this - workbooks, flashcards, posters and CDs. Also, addition products are available for those pesky addition facts! Order a Free Catalog and see for yourself.
See a Demo here
If you need a couple more "Math weapons" in your arsenal, I highly recommend this product.
See what other members of the Review Crew thought here