Times Attack — Live from our Living Room

September 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm 2 comments

I have again a child learning his math facts. It’s been a few years since we’ve needed this. You’ve probably heard of or used, Times Attack, right? Well, this is our new favorite way to practice math facts. My son is learning addition, not multiplication, but he loves Times Attack from watching his older brother. It’s about the closest we come to video games, so it’s a big thrill around here. The six-year-old started acting out the game.

The 3-yr-old doing his best ogre face.

He opens the door and comes out as the ogre. He asks us facts and pretends to slime us when we are wrong and gets knocked back when we get one right. Everyone loves to play. We (even my husband and I) take turns as the ogre and ask the questions. Things have gotten a wee bit out of control which is all part of the fun. So my six-year-old and three-year-old don’t know a whole lot of math. They started asking crazy questions like, “What is the ork fraction of negative seven million, four hundred twenty thousand thirds?” Then we answer something crazy and they decide whether or not it’s right.

But apart from the sillies, I get to ask my son all his facts he’s learned so far and he gets to practice them in a way that is fun. In the real game when you get it wrong it tells you the right answer and asks you it over and over again so that’s what I do with my son and he doesn’t get upset and the repetitive drill. He loves it!

Other ways to move while practicing?  Have your child draw the answer in the air.  Have your child clap, stomp, flap, blink or jump the answer (4 times for 4, etc.) There’s any number of ways they can show the answer instead of filling out a worksheet or just saying the answer. Have fun!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Misty aka Elvisgirl  |  September 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Love, Love this idea!!!

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    • 2. The King Will Make a Way  |  September 19, 2011 at 5:30 am

      Our six year old really gets into it. There are check points and elevator ogres. Everyone’s favorite is coming up with a crazy answer to a crazy problem and getting it right! That part drives me crazy. They know I like real problems to try and solve so they give me things like 27 times 473 and then I have to figure it out before the time runs out, which I can’t 🙂

      Thanks for leaving comments 🙂

      lee

      Reply

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