Multiplication Sites Kids Love

Two of my children are heavy into multiplication and division this school year. I use Teaching Textbooks, which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I wish this curriculum had been around when my oldest son was in elementary school. As a curriculum specialist, I am very picky about math programs and Teaching Textbooks is the best I've used in the upper elementary grades. My kids are hooked on it and finish the year's assignments months ahead. I only use the computer version- no workbooks. I find this to be enough for my kids.

I also recommend Teaching Textbooks to parents who have their child in school and need extra help in math at home (in place of a tutor- much easier on the family instead of driving and waiting for tutoring sessions and less costly). The parent can choose which skills to practice more and those skills that need to be retaught. The teacher should be able to help guide the parents in choosing those skills. Kids really enjoy completing their assignments on the computer in place of traditional textbooks, too.

No matter which math curriculum my kids are using, I always have them practice math drills. Drills are a VERY important part of teaching math. They only take a couple of minutes per day but the results are worth it! Children will complete their math assignments faster and with less frustration. And don't stop these drills after the math unit is completed in multiplication and division. Your child will still need to master these facts in the upper elementary grades for fractions, problem-solving, and so on.

I have my kids complete math drills beginning in first grade with simple addition facts and they progress through a variety of drills through sixth grade. My oldest son (who has now graduated high school) completed the traditional Mad Minutes as seen HERE, which is also what I used when I was a classroom teacher. But to be more efficient and resourceful, I have my kids practice their drills daily using the sites below.

I polled my kids and here are their favorite multiplication drill sites. Just click on each image to be taken to the site.

What kid wouldn't love this? Enough said :)

These arcade-style games below have kids feel more like they are playing games in place of completing traditional worksheets.




I like this site because if my children need extra practice with a particular number, I can create virtual drill sheets for them to complete on-line. It is even graded instantly, which makes it super easy on mom.

Want more drill sites? I organized multiplication drills using a Sqworl. All you need to do is bookmark this Sqworl for your child instead of saving several different sites or you can create you own Sqworl in a few minutes. I previously posted about creating a Sqworl HERE.


Enjoy making math fun for your child,

4 comments:

  1. This really is a cool site. I am not just saying that. It is full of helpful information. I have often wondered if home schooled children are at a disadvantage when it comes to learning math. I guess not. I have bookmarked this for future ideas.

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  2. Thanks for your comment Landon. I taught math for several years in a classroom and can honestly say Teaching Textbooks is my favorite math curriculum. My boys are completely focused and can work at their own pace. They do not move on to the next lesson until they master the current one. Love that part of homeschooling!

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  3. I am a homeschool mom in California, I've heard that teaching textbooks are a year or two behind in grade level, I love what I've seen but wonder what I should order for my math challenged soon to be 5th grader?

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  4. Hi Jessica, I have a master's in curriculum and I feel Teaching Textbooks is wonderful. It is comparable to grade levels in public school and about a year behind in private school curriculum (which is some homeschool curriculum as well) such as ABeka and Saxon.Try not to be concerned about levels but how comfortable you and your son is with a math program and then he can excel naturally at his own level.That's the beauty of homeschooling!

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