Showing posts with label Multiplication. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Multiplication. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - Games and More for Practicing Multiplication

When I was in elementary school one of my teachers would play records (yes, vinyl records) of people singing multiplication tables to use. These records were played during our morning line-up times and other breaks during the day. Today, there are many more ways for children to learn and practice multiplication facts. is one such example of that.

Applications for Education
On students can choose from dozens of games to play to practice their multiplication skills. Students can play single-player and multi-player games. Before they play the games students can refresh their memories by working through the "fact" and "quiz" navigators that provide visual explanations of multiplication facts.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ghost Blasters, Math Blasters - A Fun Math Game

Ghost Blasters is a fun mathematics game that I learned about last week through Anne Marie's Talking Smartboards blog. Ghost Blasters is designed to help students learn to multiply and divide quickly in their heads. To play Ghost Blasters select a multiple of which each "bad" ghost will have a value that is a multiple of that which you chose. Students then use their mouse to blast every "bad" ghost. For example, if I select "5" at the beginning then all bad ghosts will display a multiple of 5. I then have to blast all of the bad ghosts to gain points, but if I blast a "good" ghost (a ghost that does not have a multiple of 5) I lose points.

Applications for Education
I played Ghost Blasters for a few minutes this afternoon and I think that elementary and middle school students would really enjoy it. Ghost Blasters is a great way for students to practice and develop multiplication and division skills.

For more mathematics games check out The Problem Site.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Multiplication Station

Multiplication Station is an open-source program compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Multiplication Station is designed to help students practice multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition. The game is designed for elementary school students. The latest version of Multiplication Station has been revised to make it easier and faster for students and teachers to get started using the software.