"If you haven’t tried mnemonics, you need to... it is by far the FASTEST and MOST EFFECTIVE way to memorize ANYTHING - even multiplication tables. The word “AMAZING” is probably the best way I can describe how this system works!"
A Homeschool Mom's Story
I am a homeschool mom of two very bright boys. Schoolwork was not anything they particularly struggled with until we got to learning the times tables.
We started with the standard process of learning the concept of multiplication first. Once they had the concept down, it was time for the drills.
The flashcards seemed to go fairly well, until we got to the upper multiplication facts.
If they got stuck on the lower math facts, they could easily revert back to addition to come up with the answer.
However, once we got to the upper times tables (6x7, 7x7, 9x8, etc.) it was just a guessing game. Adding up seven groups of seven is not so easy unless your name happens to be Rain Man.
Fast Forward One Week into our Times Tables Learning Adventure
We were still doing drills!! It seemed like one endless flashcard after another. I kept thinking they finally had them memorized, until the next day, they would give me this blank deer-in-the-headlight stare when they were supposed to spout off the answer.
I was beginning to think we would be working on these tables for months. I’m no brain expert, but one thing was for sure - whatever part of the brain they were using to “memorize” the facts, was not sticking!
Co-Founder of Times Tales® explains how mnemonics are used to memorize the times tables.
How my Kids FINALLY Memorized the Times Tables
I was desperate to find a solution to this multiplication nightmare both my boys and myself seemed to be in. I started searching terms like, “my kids can’t learn their times tables, help!”. I discovered that this struggle to memorize the multiplication facts is not uncommon and that I wasn’t alone.
Fortunately, I came across some threads talking about how mnemonics are the best system for memorization. Did you know that medical students have been using this way to memorize difficult terms for years?
Mnemonics are basically a memory trick that acts like a peg in the brain to recall information.
Children seeing squiggly texts on a white piece of paper (or flashcard) is not enough stimuli for the brain to want to keep that information stored long term - hence children remember one day and forget the math facts the next.
However, when the numbers are converted into a silly story that children can have a reaction to (thinking it’s goofy, or dumb, or would never happen) - voila! - they remember!!
The amazing thing is that they remember weeks (and even years) later. It truly is amazing to watch - it’s kind of like a magic trick of the brain!
Brielle, now in 8th grade, was asked if Times Tales® helped her memorize the times tables when she learned the stories in 3rd grade. Her response…“Times Tales still helps me. I still think of the stories when I do multiplication. I literally can’t get them out of my head.”
Times Tales® was How my Boys Conquered the Times Tables Mountain!
There are handful of mnemonic programs on the market. After reading through many reviews, the one I found that seemed most effective is Times Tales®.
This program is different in that it only focuses on the facts that have to be memorized, the upper times tables.
The system is broken down into Part 1 and Part 2. The first part covers 3x6, 3x7, 3x8, 3x9, 4x6, 4x7, 4x8, 4x9. The second part teaches 6x6, 6x7, 6x8, 6x9, 7x7, 7x8, 7x9, 8x8, 8x9, 9x9.
Since the lower facts can always be computed by reverting back to math to find the answer if the child gets stuck, these crucial upper tables now have a system through Times Tales® to recall the answer. So basically, ALL the times tables can be conquered through using the “tool” of addition and the mnemonic trigger.
How Times Tales® Works
Times Tales® Works for Most Children
Times Tales® didn't just work for my family. It has worked for THOUSANDS of children. There are hundreds (possibly thousands) of Times Tales® reviews online. Here are just two more testimonials from moms who have seen success with Times Tales®.
Click each of the above images to view and hear the testimonials on Instagram®.
Try Times Tales® Risk Free
You can try a FREE sample of Times Tales® to see this innovative multiplication program in action.
Times Tales® works for most children, including children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. However, the founders of Times Tales® understand that all children learn differently. That is why they always offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
Please follow and engage with Times Tales® on Instagram @times_tales.