The following is a post from contributing writer Jamie.
I hated “times tables” when I was in school. Torturous. And those boring, redundant practice worksheets? Even worse. But I’d have learned those multiplication facts much more easily if I had fun games like these to help me practice!
Mad 4 Math
Times tables games where the user builds a jigsaw puzzle, thwarts cheese-stealing mice, or helps send Dad in a rocket chair to retrieve lost toys from up a tree! (The funny faces Dad makes crack me up!)
Kathryn’s favorite math site includes all sorts of math games. Practice multiplication with tractors, penguins, meteors, or skaters, and several others, too!
Camel Times Tables
Load up your camel! This game has easy, medium, and hard levels, and a narrator with a cool UK accent.
Hey, Charlotte Mason fans! This game was designed by Year 4 children at Ambleside Primary School; how cool is that!? You may choose any times table up to 12, or set your own and test yourself.
Murb (Monsters Under the Royal Bed)
Accompany the monsters as they visit the town of Murb, and play various games. In one game, I texted party invitations to monsters by entering their phone numbers, which were, of course, multiplication problems.
This site has many games to choose from, even multi-player games! It’s another of Kathryn’s favorite math sites. Space Race and Granny Prix (where you race your Granny in a tricked-out wheelchair) are just two of the ones she likes, but they also include dancing dinosaurs, tractor games, fairy princesses, and more.
Although more training-for-speed rather than playing games, this site is great for multiplication practice, too.
Jamie is a wife, mama, home educator, and shutterbug who never ventures far from a steaming hot mug of tea. Her kid range in age from preschool to adult, which means there’s rarely a dull (or quiet!) moment in her home. Also find her on twitter or facebook.
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