I don't know about your kids but mine hate flashcards. And, I can't say that I blame them – they're kind of boring, right? After all, learning your math facts is pretty much memorization and lots of practice.
This summer, my kids were saved from the dreaded flashcards with Math Slam. What's more, it worked for both my 6-year old and my 9-year old.
So, Math Slam is an electronic Educational Insights product which tests kids on their math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in three different skill levels. Kids see and hear the math questions which I like. Then, the child must hit the correct answer on the corresponding colored circle.
So, my first grader could practice some easy addition and subtraction while my fourth grader could practice the levels of multiplication and division. It helped keep both kids practicing math and made it really fun and active, which my kids need. Don't all kids?
Now that school's back in session, my fourth grader needs to keep practicing her multiplication and division facts every night. I let her choose and she almost always chooses to practice with Math Slam. Other choices include flashcards, iPad math apps, multiplication rap music, and practice quizzes.
How do your kids practice their math facts?