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Times table testing game that includes division and decimals?

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deplorabelle Fri 19-Dec-14 20:25:33

DS1 is a times table enthusiast. His school drills and tests them first on the standard times tables 1-10, then on tables in reverse i.e. division. Then they have to be able to use decimals and multiples of 10, eventually being tested on all of these things in one giant time-trialled test. I think this is truly excellent but he really needs help to get quicker on the decimals etc.

There are loads of times table testing apps for the simple tables, but does anyone know of one that will do decimals and/or multiples of 10 eg 0.7 x 5 Or 50 x 30

holeinmyheart Sat 20-Dec-14 05:21:37

Have alook at Khan Academy. Com. it is a free interactive educational web site that is sponsored by Bill Gates. Also IXL Maths, it is free for 30 mins and shows you all the possible Maths your child could cover in a year.
They both cover Decimals and Fractions and set interactive problems to solve. They both allow you to write your working out on the screen. I think they are a brilliant learning tool. It is vital that your son knows his tables and Prime and Square numbers.
I put my friends two children on it when they were visiting and they refused to come off it. It makes approving noises when they get something right, gives badges and offers feedback to the Parent and child to show what they have covered.

You can set yourself up as a coach to your own child on Khan academy and give them online homework.

Please don't over load them though as School is stressful enough.
Hasn't his Primary School got something like Matheletics?

LePetitMarseillais Sat 20-Dec-14 08:47:23

How much is Kahn after the free period?

holeinmyheart Mon 22-Dec-14 00:49:57

Khan is totally free. There is no payment!

deplorabelle Mon 22-Dec-14 08:11:43

Thanks holeinmyheart. Definitely not looking to overload him, just ride the wave of enthusiasm from him trying to beat the times table challenge.

Will have a look at Khan Academy thanks smile

holeinmyheart Mon 22-Dec-14 09:44:01

I love Maths and don't want any child to be afraid. Unfortunately there are like any subject some poor Maths teachers about. Khan Academy should be universally known about.
The only thing is that it is American so the problems involving money is in Dollars

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