Tips on Teaching Multiplication to Your Child
Math is important, and so is multiplication to help make good choices at the right time on the fly.
Teaching your child multiplication is an essential part of growing up. It will help them with a lot of everyday tasks in life, such as banking, cooking, and even taking a bus or getting someplace on time.
These tips will help your child learn multiplication.
Expose Them to Math Daily
Every chance you get, point out the math that is surrounding them at home and at school or at play.
For example, even playing football can be made mathematical when you get down to the way the coach plans the plays. It’s one reason a lot of coaches are also math teachers.
Create and Hang Up a Times Table Sheet
The more your child sees the math, the more they’ll remember. Have them create a times table sheet and hang it on the wall or the fridge, someplace they see every day.
If you don\’t have time to create your own, you can find many resources online, like this one HERE.
Show Them the Math Tricks That You Know
One way to show kids that math is fun is to show them the neat tricks you know about math.
For example, there\’s a neat trick where you can do your 9\’s on your fingers.
One method that is great for kids is showing them how you can do your 9’s on your fingers. See the video below.
Put the Work to Song
Go to YouTube and look for \”multiplication songs\” and you’ll find fun songs for all your multiplication tables. If you are just beginning, then show your scholar how to skip count.
When my children first started to learn their facts, the songs in the \”Have Fun Teaching\” YouTube Channel were on repeat!
This one was their favorite!
Singing these songs and hearing them repeatedly can help your child get their multiplication tables down.
GAMES, GAMES AND MORE GAMES
MATH CARD WAR
It’s simple; each player turns over the cards and the fastest to guess the total wins the round. You can do this with any type of cards that have numerical values so you can turn your other cards into the war math card game easily.
Quiz Your Children and make it a game.
Randomly ask your child some multiplication questions. You can spice it up by adding a back story to the problem to keep them on their toes.., but don\’t try to stump them until you are confident that they know the time table that you\’ve been focusing to master.
The point of all of this is to show that math is fun and even easy sometimes. And even when it’s hard, it’s fun and useful.
Be sure to reward your children when they try and are successful at learning their multiplication tables.
You want it to be fun and not something they dread or are afraid of learning.