I have good memories of elementary school. And excellent memories of my second grade teacher Mrs. Dunham. She was AWESOME! She was the one who taught me my Times Tables. As fun of a teacher as she was, I have no doubt, that had a program like this existed when she was a teacher, we would have been using it like crazy! We were so excited to try this product, and I'm even more excited to report that both of my boys loved the Times Alive program which features online lessons with animated songs and stories to learn times tables the fun way. I really wanted my kiddos to have fun in learning their Times Tables. I have tried a few programs, and like previous ones, this was a huge success!
Here's a picture of my just turned eight-year-old Sidge following along with the program:
The program is incredibly easy to use. Your student logs in with his first name, and comes to a screen that looks like this. These are the lessons that he will work through as he makes his way through the program. (Check out the key on the right side to see what all of the symbols mean):
And after recalling the image, the student is then asked to recall the fact that correlates with that image: