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Review of Times Tales
Times Tales is a program (book or DVD) about learning the hardest multiplication facts: the ones with 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s in them. It also includes the upper 3's and 4's tables. Times Tales is a mnemonic aid, helping the child to remember the tables via simple stories.
Have you ever heard of the method of memorizing a list by "placing" or associating each item on a list with a house on some street you know well? Then as you walk thorugh the street in your mind, you remember the list as well.
Times Tales is based on the same principle. The stories are easy to remember, and through the stories the child will remember the facts.
The stories are simple, only one sentence long, and come with a picture. You can make the stories to be much fun for the child by amplifying them just a little bit, making up reasons why Mrs. Snowman came to visit the Tree House, or why the other Tree House only grew one apple (which is encouraged in the instructions, as it makes it even easier to remember the stories).
This book will be extremely useful for those kids that just don't do well with numbers or can't memorize number facts. It puts all those numbers into a context that is meaningful. Then the facts aren't just some unrelated numbers without any sense, but through the story they can 'make sense'—in a sense.
The website tells of cases where the kids memorized these hardest facts in less than an hour, and I can verify this being possible by my experiences. I tried Times Tales book with one 12-year old who has hard time with math and numbers and remembering facts. In the pretest, he knew 2 of the 16 facts. After working for 1 1/2 hours, he could remmeber all the facts within 3-6 seconds.
Another child, 13 years old, knew only 3 of the facts in the pretest. After about 50 minutes he was able to tell them all in 1-6 seconds also. One 9-year old knew 2 facts beforehand, and similarly got to the place of knowing them all within 1-6 seconds after 50 minutes of working.
True, those kids would probably forget all this if they don't practice some more the following days and weeks. But all this is taking MUCH less time than the typical methods most teachers and parents are using.Times tales also has pictures and flashcards for division. The stories used are the same, so there is no extra memorizing work. In essence, the child learns both multiplication and division facts with the same effort.
Times Tales does not replace teaching your child the concept of multiplication, but it is the solution that truly works for many children, easily, quickly - and in a fun way.
The program is sold as a book or on a DVD. Please see more information at www.TimesTales.com.
Review by Maria Miller, MSc, author of HomeschoolMath.net