# Talk

## Times table computer games

(8 Posts)
ToohotforaSeptday Wed 14-Sep-16 17:00:44

I thought Times Attack would be perfect but the company has stopped selling it to individuals! DS knows his 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 (In theory....), but we haven't start on the others. He has tried sumdog and mathletics before, liked them but getting a bit bored after a while. Don't mind paying but a free trial would be good.

Thanks!

irvineoneohone Wed 14-Sep-16 18:05:51
irvineoneohone Wed 14-Sep-16 18:12:36

Forgot good one.

www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/games/sundaetimes

ToohotforaSeptday Wed 14-Sep-16 18:24:23

Thanks Irvine you do know loads!

ShoeEatingMonster Wed 14-Sep-16 18:36:01

Definitely recommend hit the button.

Wed 14-Sep-16 19:11:34

To learn TABLES, do them in groups that have a relationship, thus:

x2, x4, x8

x3, x6, x12

5 and 10 are easy

7 and 9 are rather harder.

Starting with TWO times TABLE, I always say: "Imagine the class is lining up in pairs; each child will have a partner, if there is an EVEN number in the class. If one child is left without a partner, then the number is ODD, because an odd one is left out."

Use Lego bricks again, lay them out in a column of 2 wide to learn 2x table. Go half way down the column, and move half the bricks up, so that now the column is 4 bricks wide. That gives the start of 4x table.

Then do similar things with 3x and 6x.

With 5x, try and count in 'fives', and notice the relationship with 'ten' - they will alternate, ending in 5 then 10.

It is important to try and UNDERSTAND the relationships between numbers, and not just learn them 'by rote'.

An inexpensive solar powered calculator (no battery to run out!) can help learn tables by 'repeated addition'. So: enter 2+2 and press = to give 4. KEEP PRESSING = and it should add on 2 each time, giving 2 times table.

There are good web sites, which can be fun to use :

www.ictgames.com/

www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/page/default.asp?title=Woodlands%20Junior%20School&pid=1

ChunkyMonkey2 Sat 17-Sep-16 16:12:30

My son loves Hit the Button too. It's great! The web game is free but I decided to buy the app for his tablet because it tracks high scores. I would particularly recommend the game for times tables but it has other useful sections too - number bonds, division facts, doubling, halving and square numbers.

Pengweng Sat 17-Sep-16 18:03:14

Our school uses Times Table Rock Stars. I think you need to get the school to subscribe to it but it's very cheap and all the kids have their own logins so they can use it at home.

www.ttrockstars.com/

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