What’s the single most important thing you can do to help your child with math? Hands down. You’ll help them memorize their math facts. When your kids have their math facts memorized, this frees them up to do higher level math later in life. This ultimate list of math facts memory tools will help you on this endeavor!
The Ultimate List of Math Facts Memory Tools
Below is a list of all the math facts memory tools that I could find to help you teach your kids math.
Brainetics: Breakthrough Math and Memory System – This is a more advanced system for students who already know their multiplication and division facts. This DVD series aims to give students techniques for doing higher level math problems in their heads and giving them math shortcuts.
Math Facts Made Easy – This is an inexpensive Kindle book designed to help your kids learn their math facts without the use of flashcards, but through using visualization techniques for memory.
Two Plus Two is Not Five – This is a book of strategies and practice worksheets for memorizing addition and subtraction facts.
Timez Attack – This is an online game that kids will enjoy (or at least my oldest son did) that helps drill addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts.
Times Tales — We’ve used this ingenious system to help our 4 oldest boys memorize their upper level multiplication facts. Remembering multiplication tables is easy with the fun, memorable stories.
Math Unplugged – 4 CDs and resource books supporting the Common Core Curriculum for Mathematics: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Audio Memory Math CDs – These 4 CDs from Audio Memory contain addition, subtraction, multiplication, division songs. Also available are optional workbooks and songbooks. These resources help you learn math facts put to music.
Skip Counting Cards – These are free printable cards for learning skip counting from HomeschoolCreations.com.
Classically Catholic Memory – This is a four-year memory program for Catholic children, which includes memory work for skip counting, geometric formulas, and conversion formulas. This is not just a math program, but also encompasses other subjects like geography, history, latin, and religion.
Living Memory: A Classical Memory Work Companion – This 452-page K-12 resource book by Andrew A. Campbell includes suggestions on how to do memory work utilizing basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Included are ideas for memorizing addition and subtraction fact families, multiplication tables, Euclid’s definitions, and area and volume formulas.
Learning Wrap-Ups – Wrap-ups are hand-held games the help to reinforce memory core subject facts. Available are individual wrap-up kits for learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, rap CDs, 10-Day Mastery kits, and pre-algebra kits.
Rock n’ Learn – This is addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts set to a snappy beat. These DVD’s are available in both “rock” and “rap.”
Wrapping it up…
I hope this list of math facts memory tools helps inspire you and your kids to learn more how math works in daily life and for future school.
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