Thursday, October 9, 2008

8 and 8 went in the door to buy a Nintendo 64

Miss is having a little difficulty with her multiplication tables. I have tried flash cards, drills, and memorization, but still the facts are not sticking with her.

I talked to one of my home school mom friends and she recommended teaching Miss and Lil D how to skip count. They already know how to count by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s now I will attempt to teach them how to skip count by the rest of the numbers.

As I was searching the Internet for some tips and tricks on how to teach multiplication I came across this video, Finger Trick Multiplication Times Tables 6-10.

We tried the hand trick and it worked very well. Miss did her multiplication drills very quickly using this hand trick.

I am hoping that by using this trick along with the skip counting, the memorization will come to her.

What tips or tricks do you use to teach multiplication facts?


Kris said...

I highly recommend Times Tales. Brianna learned the upper times tables in 45 minutes. Literally. I'm pulling it back out this weekend to begin using with Josh and Megan next week.

Soul Pockets said...

Thanks Kris, I am going to look into that.