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smilesandsun Mon 29-Oct-12 19:05:23


Any suggestions for fun, maybe interactive, ways to learn the times tables?


mrz Mon 29-Oct-12 19:06:32

Percy Parker

Flojo1979 Mon 29-Oct-12 19:10:09

Learnt a new trick today. 9 x table. Hold both your hands up numbering your fingers across 1-10.
4 x 9 - put your 4th finger down and the answer, all the ones before it are tens i.e 3, and the rest r units i.e 6.
My 7 yo DS is most impressed!

mrz Mon 29-Oct-12 19:13:26

I love the 9X table grin

albachiara Mon 29-Oct-12 21:15:10

Timez attack (, if you are looking for videogame style practice.

caffeinated Mon 29-Oct-12 21:38:17

Squeebles times tables iPhone iPad app

MorningPurples Tue 30-Oct-12 08:02:17

Times Table Clock iPhone/iPad app as well.

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Tue 30-Oct-12 08:33:49

I just tried the 9 x table on my hands and 8 yr old DS said "what ARE you doing??" So I showed him and now he loves me a little more grin.

gabsid Wed 31-Oct-12 09:02:42

We spend about 3 min in the morening and 2 min in the evening learning xtables at the moment. First we try and make rhymes, think about how to remember them, e.g. inverse, recite them a few times, then do quick games on or similar sites, or I just ask DS to recite as quick a possible or backwards, write down questions in different ways, divisions (e.g. 16/4= ... anything that's quick.

So far, over the summer a bit and since Sept he knows his 2,3,4,5 and 10s tables really well (without thinking or finger tricks). I hope another term or two and all his xtables (1-10) are solid.

MammaMo Wed 31-Oct-12 21:35:26

gabsid - how old?
My DS is 6 year olds (y2 summer baby) and just wondering which tables he should have locked down by now?

pilgrim777 Fri 02-Nov-12 09:47:00

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