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Subject: Video game to help teach multiplication facts (free!)
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 5:09 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2007
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No one enjoys teaching times tables, if you do, you are just weird! LOL!

I found Timez Attack and downloaded the basic version for free. My son loves it, (it does seem to be boy-friendly).

Anyway, check it out!
http://www.bigbrainz.com/index.php

 

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 6:08 PM ET
Member Since: 6/10/2007
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Char, this is perfect. We're spending the rest of this term buffing up our +, -, x, and / facts. This is great!

Thanks for the find!

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 6:07 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
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My son tried it and HATED it.  I was so glad they had a free trial ;-).  It's so interesting watching how different kids like, and dislike the same things!  :-)  But that's the beauty of HS'ing - doing what's best for each child!

JC

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 6:17 PM ET
Member Since: 8/24/2006
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My oldest liked it after she got the hang of it , she still plays it from time to time. She had the best results memorizing times tables from songs. but the game is great to review them now that she knows them.

Date Posted: 2/29/2008 5:47 AM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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Thanks, I'll have to try this later today. 

Date Posted: 2/29/2008 6:46 PM ET
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Not a video game but we also like Math Trainer for drill practice.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/math-trainer-multiply.html

You can change the type of workout to cover addition, subtraction, multiplication.