This flash card set is one of a kind! Children can finally understand what multiplication means through colorful visual cards that they will enjoy practicing times table. You don't need to tell the children; they will quickly see that multiplication is only a repeated addition when they practice times table with these cards.
Students are instructed to look at a card only for a second and try to remember the number of columns and rows that are shaded and the product as well. Blue line markers dividing the columns and rows half way enable children to notice this quite quickly even after glancing for a second. This practice strengthens their number sense in an amazing way; children will know instinctively 8 is 3 more than 5 or 2 less than 10 and that 7 is 2 more than 5 and 3 less than 10. This becomes a fun game for the children even if they are working on their own. They focus intensely like you've never seen them before and the result is incredible. Product (answer) is given in bold and unique fonts making it less intimidating to memorize the multiplication facts. The visual ques and repetition make memorizing times table a piece of cake.
Even children with severe ADHD love practicing times table with these cards because it's fun! And they will know the facts in order and in mixed order in no time. They won't have to count by numbers to get the answer they need. This will increase their times table fluency by many folds. I have used these cards with several 6th graders, yes 6th graders, who had the hardest time memorizing times table and they managed to memorize 4 and 6 times table within 10 minutes both in order and in mixed order as well. Their retention level was amazing even a few days later.
This can be used in math centers and also for one on one tutoring. Try it today.
Recommendation: For 2x3=6, encourage students to say ""two, three, six" instead of "two times three equals six". This simply takes too long and is not effective. For 5 x 5 = 25, they should say "five, five, twenty five" They can either say it out loud write the facts quickly on a blank worksheet.