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Molly Heard
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Times tables drill software? Reply with quote

Hi,

Does anyone know of some good software for learning times tables...also concepts in division...

My son is having a little trouble with these subjects.

Thanks,
Molly
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any math drill software will probably work fine. If you don't mind installing DOSBox, you could try Number Munchers, which was a lot of fun in its day (and is now downloadable for free). More recently, we used Barnum Quartermile.

On a somewhat related topic... there was an ancient Apple IIE game I played way back that was sort of like Scrabble with math equations. You got random numbers and operators and had to place them on the board. If anyone knows what that game was called, let me know.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an actual board game of that, Theodore. It's called Equate. I know Mindware sells it as well as educationallearninggames.com


There's a free game online called Timez Attack that teaches the tables in a cute video game, Molly.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked inside our ancient copy of Pride's Guide to Educational Software and found the name at least - I think it was called Quations. Not having much success locating a copy, though.

Should have my bro recreate it for Windows / Mac, he's studying to be a game designer Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: I found an ipod touch/iphone app Reply with quote

The game Match-Up-Math has a match-the-tile style way of learning times tables. There are two versions, one that tests all tables (twos, threes, tens etc. all in the same game), and one that you can select each level you want to focus on.
This game is available in the iTunes store, but there's also a website that has a demo video about the product:

www.myturnmobile.com
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used Quartermile too.
There is a program called Times Tales that teaches stories to make the "harder" tables easier to remember. It worked really well for my kids.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shameless self promotion.... but you can use it for adding practice for free, and it will upgrade to multiplication.

Puts 20 questions on the screen. No "penalty" for wrong answers... you just can't go on til you get it right (or a mercy-time-out occurs).

"Score"? The time taken to clear the screen.

For Windows only, I'm afraid.

http://sheepdogsoftware.co.uk/tma52ad.htm

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Try it? If you like it, I'm glad. If not, I would really like to know what you didn't like.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
There is only on device to use to learn basic math facts and that is this little hand held device called the Flashmaster. My DD, who is 6 yrs old, prefers playing with this over her DS game. The device is simply amazing!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:35 am    Post subject: Math Music Reply with quote

My daughter had trouble memorizing math facts, probably due to boredum and ADHD. So we got her some CDs of math music. They are full of songs that go over all the math facts. She enjoyed the music, and so she listened to them over and over and learned pretty much all her multiplication tables and some tricky subtraction facts, bit by bit, without realizing it - no fuss.

For tricky ones, I also taught her to count back or forward from a fact she remembered to find one she forgot. So if she forgot 7x7, she could go back to what was 7x6 and just add one more 7. After a while she would stop forgetting.

Now, I think she knows them better than I do, I've used a calculator for too long.. lol
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Times tables drill software? Reply with quote

Molly Heard wrote:
Hi,

Does anyone know of some good software for learning times tables...also concepts in division...

My son is having a little trouble with these subjects.

Thanks,
Molly


Molly, I wouldn't recommend Software. He has to learn to do the math in his "head". That will help him create the neural pathways needed to do so.

Software while convenient , just focuses on memorization of the answers without the concept building learning patterns . I hope that helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basic math has to be memorized, otherwise you can't do anything more advanced in any reasonable amount of time. It makes no practical difference whether you answer 6 x 7 or 45 / 9 on paper or on the computer, the end result is exactly the same - except the computer can make it more fun and you don't have to print out worksheets.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My kids liked Timez Attack. You can find it at multiplication.com as well as other online multiplication games.
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