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Times tables printable to make learning maths fun! Explore times table flash cards, times table games, posters, posters with words, and multiplication tables. Who said learning times tables had to be boring! Let's just play a fun game!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 21, 2020

How to make Maths more Engaging and Fun for Children and Teenagers


Time to Pass your GCSE Maths or SATs  
Maths can be fun! 
An overwhelming majority of pupils do not reach their full potential in maths and that is not because they are not ‘good’ at it. They do not find maths engaging or enjoyable.  Most of the time, they repeatedly fail either because they have special educational needs, bored with the maths at school,  cannot understand the maths concepts and or have a  teacher/ tutor that does not make it interesting.

The challenge for tutors is how to offer the assistance required to build their confidence and enjoyment of maths. Maths is fun!   Children should start learning the basic concept when they are young. Do not leave it until there GCSE exams.  However, even if your child is not predicted a pass or they state they hate maths, there is still hope.  They can still get that much-anticipated C (under new guidelines - a 4) and pass their GCSE Maths exams.

Monday, January 20, 2020

January 20, 2020

Free Maths Times Table Puzzle With Answers

Free  Maths Times Table Puzzle With Answers 


We all love to playing games and are often motivated to WIN! Puzzles and games help children to explore numbers in a relaxed and fun environment with friends, class mates and family and reinforces skills such as the times tables, counting  place value. It allows a child to develop a deeper understanding of maths and so they become confident and begin to enjoy maths. Repetition is key as this is the most valuable aspect of teaching  maths. Children love to play games they enjoy over and over.  Why maths puzzles and games: 

- Doing maths   puzzles and playing games means that the children can rely on each other. It provides an environment where the teacher or parent does not have to provide the answers. All my games and puzzles have answers. 

-  Doing a puzzle or playing a game repeatedly supports the students development and encourages learning without them even knowing the  are learning! 

- Parents can have fun playing maths games  with their children by playing fun and exciting maths games. 


I have a range of FREE maths  puzzles and games on TES. Download yours now - why put it off. It's free! 
Free Maths Puzzle  Game NinaLaZina


Thursday, January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020

Teaching Maths through Art Puzzles Combine Maths and Art Connections


Combining maths with art is a powerful way to encourage children to participate in learning maths. Children who would otherwise be reluctant to do maths,  often are thrilled to find that they can draw as well as do the maths activity.  By combining maths and art we encourage students to  be creative and also the emphasis is not just on maths skills but artist skills as well.  It allows children to be creative and have fun doing maths. Also, why not consider a treasure hunt or dancing. Both of these are wonderful ways to discover and learn maths.

Consider trying out some of these tips. I am sure the children will enjoy them.  These activities will liven up you maths lessons. I sure you will enjoy Teaching Maths through Art. 

I have designed some games with  to help with this. Take a look at my art multiplication games! 

Play a art maths game
 Art Multiplication Most children love drawing, colouring or just making random marks on the paper. I have designed some powerful maths games so that children can draw and learn there times tables at the same time. Why not consider my snakes and ladders times tables! This is a fun way to play a board game with a friend and reinforce the times tables. 
                                               FREE PUZZLE GAME ON TES 
Maths Treasure Hunt 
Try a maths treasure hunt. Let the children walk around the school building and look for clues. Place your clues in different locations. Use clues related to maths to help them find it. For example, take 6 x 3 steps forward. Rote to the left. The children can pretend to be a character or a famous person. Make your maths lessons more than just sitting staring at a board in the classroom. Make them interactive and fun. This way, you will cater for different needs in the classroom. There is a time and a place for board work, but there is also a time and place to do other creative and dramatic activities. 

Let them Start dancing What about using  geometric principles they have learnt concerning angles, mirroring, rotation, as the basis of a dance. Tape  x and y axis to the hall floor, and give the children co-ordinates as a starting point for their dance. You could then call out coordinates and shapes the had to make. This makes for a wonderful kinaesthetic activity and means that children are up and about and enjoying the interaction with each other. 

Hope you find great activities to incorporate maths and art. The children will have lots of fun and be learning at the same time and enjoy learning  Maths through Art












Saturday, December 1, 2018

December 01, 2018

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Free Printable  Times Table Game - Snakes and Ladders 


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Also there are lots of free resources for learning the times tables on this site. Check out our new online snakes and ladders game or visit our online store at TES for times tables  worksheets games and poster.


                     

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

November 29, 2018

FREE Printable Multiplication Times Tables Worksheets Games Puzzles For Fun Maths Games and Activities


 FREE Printable Times Tables Multiplication Games Worksheets  From My Hub On TES


Leaning he  Times Tables should be fun to learn. Here are some free printable multiplication times tables worksheets, games and activities for kids to have fun doing. I have included  a 7 times tables puzzle / jigsaw. I have also included a cute poster with all the times tables on it. This times tables  chart poster would look great enlarged and set on a bedroom wall. There are many more free times tables multiplication worksheets / puzzles and games. Take a look today and don't forget to share the resources.

I have included , where possible, all the answers for the quizzes and puzzles. Why not try out the facts about Africa which also has times tables facts included in the puzzle.



 
Learning the times tables is always fun  when you select fun and enjoyable worksheets activities and games. Try one of these today and let me know how you get on. Have a fabulous day.
Nina
 
 
 

Friday, November 23, 2018

November 23, 2018

FREE Snakes and Ladders Times Tables Games Online Game Play Online NinaLaZina

FREE TO PLAY ONLINE  with Snakes and Ladders - a fun way to learn the multiplication tables.


Play Snakes and Ladders multiplication Game Online Now!

FREE TO PLAY ONLINE This multiplication snakes and ladders game has been designed to be played online. It is an additional resource that goes with my snakes and ladders times tables multiplication  paper versions. Children can play this snakes and ladders multiplication game on their own or against the computer.  It can be daunting learning the times tables and so this gives a fun and enjoyable way to learn as you go along. It means that you are able to play games and have fun at the same time.
 
Learning the times table by playing a game is an excellent way to train your memory. It all about mastering them without having to rely  solely counting in multiples.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018

Fantastic Ways to Make Fun Multiplication Games


Fantastic ways to make maths fun

 
 

Fun Games For All


We all struggle with mathematics from time to time, and sitting down to learn the times tables is no exception. Maths doesn’t have to be boring, we can learn creative ways to elevate our understanding of mathematical principles. The techniques we’ve found will stimulate auditory, sensory and visual learning to boost our ability to understand the times tables. We’ve compiled the four best ways to learn using sound, games, puzzles and videos:
 
Count it out to thirty!
The science is out[i], when it comes to auditory learning there are tools we can develop to learn our times tables by using the sound of music! Hit Youtube Star Mr.DeMaio[ii]has released a cover of Bruno Mars’ hit Uptown Funk to help you remember someof your times tables! Now that we have some of the times tables covered, we can make our own musical songs. Try adding the quick tempo from one of your favourite songs and write some catchy lyrics.
 
Roll ‘dem bones!
To add an element of interactivity to your learning, add two or more instructional strategies to your child’s learning to stimulate deep learning[iii]. Use a pair of dice and quiz the kids on the multiplication of the outcome. Winner has the most correct answers after a dramatic countdown. Add incentives for winning, such as gold stars or badges. If the game begins to become too easy, try adding a third or fourth die to the mix to keep it interesting!
 
Videos that turn the times tables!
Alongside auditory learning, many believe that by combiningboth visual and auditory stimuli, the brain can learn from these pedagogical activities[iv]. An example of a catchy song with a strong emphasis on visual learning is “Times Tables 1 – 12 multiplication songs playlist[v]”, the catchy beat and striking colours are sure-fire way to get all the times tables stuck in your head! Try using colour to make learning the times tables more interactive – perhaps create an engaging multiplication colouring book or maths number search (a word search with numbers).
 
3,333,360 points!
Games are a great way to learn as they challenge us to use multiple areas of the brain for processing information by utilising enhancing functional connectivity[vi]. Scientists confirm that exercising the brain by solving problems through video games allows the brain to learn more efficiently. Topmarks has access to hundreds of free online maths games, all of which are fun and interactive. Ninalazina also has a wide range of educational games products on sale at herEtsy store, so be sure to check them out!
 
Twelve times twelve equals one-hundred and forty-four!
Now that we have a list of fun activities to try, we can combine them to make learning the times tables extra fun. We know that some children learn more efficiently from certain types of learning, but by combining maths exercises we can learn all the times tables in no time! Utilising fun games keeps children interested in learning for longer, allowing deeper understanding using problem-solving and puzzles. Maths games and puzzles also stimulates learning later in life, boosting memory and preventing cognitive decline[vii].  If the times tables still have you down after trying our top tips to improving your maths, try learning simple mathematic tricks such as the ‘nine times table finger trick’:
 
·         Hold both hands out in front of you.
·         Starting with the right-hand thumb, move your thumb down and count all the fingers to your left. For example; 9 fingers on the left plus 0 fingers on the right equals 9.

·         Next place your right-hand index finger down, raising your right-hand thumb.
·         Count all the numbers on the left, and use any fingers to the right of your index finger as 10s. For example; 8 fingers on the left, plus 1 finger on the right equal 18.






[iv] Yankey M., Flaherty TB., Clarke I., “Teaching the Visual Learner: The Use of Visual Summaries in Marketing Education”. 2006. Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0273475306291466
[vi] “Enhanced functional connectivity and increased gray matter volume of insula related to action video game playing.” Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 9763. 2015.
[vii] Marcus A.D., “New Effort Tries to Fight Disease With Word, Math Games, Even Wii For Exercise”. 2010. Available at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703416204575145921517534304