Deep breaths, drink more coffee, keep calm and homeschool on! How my kids memorized all their times tables and division facts in 2 weeks flat! Let’s talk about the technique of memorizing the multiplication tables for kids to teach multiplication and division. Let’s talk about how frustrating they are to teach over and over again.
Let’s talk about how my son went from barely understanding the concept to memorizing his times tables and division facts in 2 weeks FLAT. Make sure to pin this post for later! Are you going crazy trying to figure out how to teach multiplication? How my kids mastered multiplication and division in 2 weeks flat!
He understood the concepts of multiplication and division, but didn’t have them memorized. This meant that math went from taking 10 minutes in the morning to an hour. He had to REALLY think about his answers, draw illustrations or use blocks to find out his answers. Until one random day, I was approached by Times Tales about doing a review for them.
I was on that e-mail so fast you guys, this was perfect timing and I was reaching the point of desperation. We worked out the details and downloaded our videos and pdfs and off we went. A mnemonic device, or memory device, is any learning technique that aids information retention in the human memory. Mnemonics aim to translate information into a form that the brain can retain better than its original form. I looked that up for you but it was clear within about 5 minutes what this program was all about, no Wikipedia necessary! I initially put the video in and was slightly skeptical. It looked a little cheesy to me.
I wasn’t sure this was going to work! My kids watched the first step in one sitting. My 6 year old who has never heard of multiplication was getting it! How to teach multiplication with Times Tales. Times Tales are essentially cute little stories that act as memory triggers. She caught 2 and 1 landed on her net.
These stories are visual, they are also auditory so this worked well for both my boys. I loved the digital download as I didn’t have to wait, we could start right away! They also have a print version as well as other add-ons available on their website. You will receive your videos as well as printable PDF’s to go along with your program. We printed off our flashcards and cubes on card stock so that they would last through my 3 kids.
Just listen to and learn the stories and it will all make sense. What we thought of Times Tales. The reality is this program worked exactly how it said it would. My kids loved doing it, their confidence in themselves grew, their math improved, etc. But if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!