In school I remember having to learn my “times tables” to the point of being able to repeat them as some robot-like chant. It wasn’t the most fun part of my education, but then again it did the job. Using a grid is another excellent way of learning multiplication, and a new website called TablesTest takes the grid approach as well as quick-fire sums to help children master multiplication.
The website which is currently in beta features six levels of quizzes, each with multiple-choice answers. As each question is answered that particular sum is added to the grid on the left, building a working knowledge of times tables. At the end of each round of questions a score is awarded based on accuracy and speed, with the ability to register and save your scores (and subsequently monitor a child’s progress) available once you’ve finished a round of questions.
It can be a little confusing isolating the number you want from the pool of multiple choice questions, especially in the later levels where there are a lot of buttons to accidentally hit. If it gets children interested in mathematics then it’s got to be a winner.
- Learn multiplication using a grid-system.
- Features six levels of questions with points for correct answers and speed.
- Register a username and password in order to save results.
- Great for testing memory, especially if it’s been a while since you set foot inside a classroom!
Check out TablesTest @ TablesTest.com