We received Times Tales from The Trigger Memory Co. as a digital download to review. The digital download includes 2 mp3 files for parts one and two of the Times Tales movies which are about 30 minutes each. It also included 3 PDF files which contained worksheets for each part of the movie and an answer key. The files did take awhile to download, but keep in mind you are downloading movies. The Trigger Memory Co. also has Times Tales available as DVDs if you prefer that format. Times Tales is designed to teach the following multiplication facts: 3x6, 3x7, 3x8, 3x9, 4x6, 4x7, 4x8, 4x9, 6x6, 6x7, 6x8, 6x9, 7x7, 7x8, 7x9, 8x8, 8x9, and 9x9.
When we got this product to review my second grade daughter had just really started learning multiplication in her math book. She had the lower multiplication facts down. The ones that were easy - 0, 1, and 2. Her math book had just started introducing the middle and upper facts, but they were really frustrating her because they were not easy for her to remember like the low facts are. You know the rules 0 x anything is 0 and 1 x a number is that number. That was easy for her, but I couldn't teach her an easy way to memorize the middle and upper facts besides just practicing them over and over. Little Miss sat down to watch part one of the Times Tales video and she was completely engrossed. The beginning of part one introduces the characters and the format of the program. It also suggested watching Part Two of Times Tales about a week after Part One while reviewing the information learned in Part One.
|Watching Part One of Times Tales|
|Watching Part 2 of Times Tales|
We are extremely impressed with Times Tales from The Trigger Memory Co. and the HUGE progress my daughter made on her multiplication facts just by watching these videos and practicing the worksheets. I strongly urge you to purchase this program to use if you have students just learning their multiplication facts, students struggling to learn their multiplication facts, or you just want to reinforce the facts that they have learned. This program has been a HUGE blessing to our school and my daughter's math. You can find The Trigger Memory Co. on their website and on Facebook. You can also find their product Times Tales in their online store by clicking here. I hope you will check it out for yourself and if you do, let me know how it works for you.
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