By Tina C. Kral on May 22 2018 09:18:00
Sing songs with hand movements. There are multiplication albums that sing the times tables. You can listen along and learn the times tables through music instead of rote memorization. Listen to a few different versions and find one that works best for you. Add in hand motions or dance moves that illustrate the different number pairs to make the process more interactive.
Who said learning multiplication has to be boring? By turning math into a game, you are more likely to remember what you are doing.
Learning multiplication facts is an essential part of childhood math. It takes time to learn them, but with a few tips and tricks, you can conquer them with practice. Once you have them memorized, you can work on getting faster with them so that the numbers just come to you. Some of the multiplication facts are simpler than others, but many of them have helpful hints that make them easier to learn.
During 1st grade, children will then learn addition and subtraction facts, two-digit numbers, some adding and subtracting with two-digit numbers, and some basics of measuring, time and money.