[Surfnetkids: 27 Jul 2011] Multiplication Games

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#1. July 27, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

It’s summertime, and the living should be easy, but yesterday when I returned to my home office (after playing tennis) I found a construction site, instead of a computer work station. See the plastic tarp covering my two mega-sized monitors? The handyman took over my workspace as he was repairing a ceiling spot that fell out yesterday (that’s a totally different story!!)

So, in order to save a bit of stress and midnight oil, today I am republishing a golden oldie topic from the archive: Multiplication Games. Since I first wrote these reviews (two years ago), I have since added MathGames: Fun! to my network. Hope you enjoy it.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Multiplication Games

by Barbara J. Feldman

Multiplication Games Printable (** for premium members only)

Learning multiplication doesn’t have to be all about rote memorization and flashcards, there are plenty of fun online games you can add to the mix. From target practice to fashion dress up, your student is sure to find something to capture their attention with this week’s selection of multiplication games.

Dositey.com: Multiplication
With lessons, exercises, printable worksheets and games, Dositey.com has basic multiplication covered. Best reasons to visit are the Order of Operations games (solve equations such as 14-2×4+11 to reveal a hidden picture) and Mystery Picture games for practicing multiplication facts up to a product of twenty. In addition, they have dozens of printable worksheets, including a customizable one for practicing times tables from one to nine.

Helping with Math: Multiplication Games
“Multiplication doesn’t have to be all worksheets, table, charts, tests and problems. Games are often an excellent way for your child to learn math. In keeping with our ‘no bouncing frog’ format, they are all clean and simple to try although they are still fun.” True to their word, there is nary a bouncing frog in site, but these click-and-drag games are great for practicing multiplication facts. My favorites are the Target the Answer games which feature two-minutes rounds of target practice with great sound effects.

KidsNumbers.com: Multiplication Games
The KidsNumbers multiplication program is divided into two parts. The first focuses on pre-multiplication skill building, and the second is a collection of games for reinforcing multiplication facts. For example, in Apple Baskets Multiplication, a problem such as 5 x4 is visualized as five baskets each filled with four apples. “As students begin this activity they will depend heavily on the apple baskets. However, over time, as the concepts begin to sink in, students should begin solving problems more mentally, until eventually the apple baskets are no longer required.”

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Multiplication Games Printable

Multiplication Printable

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Math Worksheets Printable

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