I definitely feel that this would be a more positive approach than flash cards or rote memory for mastery of multiplication tables. I did not like the method used to teach the 2's table or 5's table - which was using your fingers to count by 2's or 5's. The 5's table was also taught by referring to a clock. As this would reinforce telling time, I felt this would be a more effective way to teach.
I had a very hard time with many of the individual facts. Some of the stories were very hard to follow, so the story overwhelmed the fact. I have heard that sometimes the most ridiculous story or picture will help trigger your memory, so that may be very effective for some children.
- There is a lot of repetition - for each table or fact there is a story, a song, a game or coloring activity.
- Facts are seen multiple times as quizzes and games repeat the facts learned already.
- As a parent it is easy to see exactly what your child has mastered and what they need to work on.
- The activities intersperse learning fun (in the songs, stories, and coloring pages) with quizzes and tests.
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