Is your child struggling with memorizing the upper multiplication facts? Dena Wood of Trigger Memory Systems has the solution with Times Tales. A charming story with simple illustrations engages your child's visual, auditory and kinesthetic senses to cement these tougher facts in your child's brain.
First, Mom reads a brief instruction manual. Then a "story" is told to the child that incorporates the troublesome facts. There is a flip chart, discussion guide, flash cards and cards to a game included in the package.
Let's give a word picture of how this works. An eight looks like a snowman, right? Well Mr. & Mrs. Swowman need to keep eating snow cones all day to keep from melting. They must eat six snow cones, four times a day. Eight times eight (or snowman times snowman) is 64. Your child has the visual, the story and the math fact, 8 x 8 = 64, memorized effortlessly.
The program does not deal with the lower facts because most children have no difficulty with these. Using this system for 15 to 20 minutes a day will help your child memorize the pesky 6s, 7s, 8s and 9s.