Making Multiplication Fun – Times Tables the Fun Way – Times Alive Review

Math, it’s beginning to be a favorite subject in our home, but there are always ways to make it a bit more exciting. Especially with the memorization of facts. We are in the midst of learning multiplication, so the opportunity to review Times Alive from Times Tables the Fun Way was a great fit for our curriculum.

Times Tables the Fun Way {Review}
Times Alive is a collection of online lessons with animated songs and stories to learn times tables the fun way. The monthly subscription allows you to use the program for as long as you need. In fact many children are able to finish the program in a month and according to their website, “post-test scores average 98% after using Times Alive.”

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Times Alive is comprised of a lesson for each fact, with each of the lessons being broken down into multiple parts. Each lesson contains a video, a song and activities. Some lessons also include a quiz or two, as well. Making a nice variation to each set of lessons.

Times Tables the Fun Way {Review}
The video is a catchy animated film that is intended to help your kids remember their multiplication facts. The number characters act out the scene for each fact in a way that keeps them entertained. My kids thought they were cute and a fun way to remember the facts.

Times Tables the Fun Way {Review}

After you’ve watched the video you can watch and listen to the song portion of the lesson. The song is a music video which restates the fact they’ve learned with a catchy tune. This was a fun addition that my kids enjoyed as well.

The next step in the lesson is an activity or game. Each lesson ends with an activity which includes an interactive element. This was my kids favorite part. They liked the interactivity of the lesson and I felt that it was a good way for them to get a bit more practice with their lessons.

Times Tables the Fun Way {Review}
As a mom, I liked having the progress report laid out for each lesson as well. It was easy to see what they had completed and how much they had understood. The progress report showed me if they had completed the whole lesson or only part of it, when they did the lesson, as well as how much time it took them. When there was an activity or quiz, the score was also available. This was a great back-end extra for our family.

Times Tables the Fun Way {Review}
Overall, I think this was a good supplement for the kids. The videos and songs were catchy which was fun for my kids. The interactivity was a plus for me. I didn’t feel like I was sitting my child in front of only a video. The progress report was a nice addition, as well.

I would recommend Times Alive from Times Tables the Fun Way for anyone who thinks a bit of extra practice with their multiplication facts or if you just want to change things up a bit. Times Alive is a great way to supplement your math program with catchy and fun videos, songs and activities. And with a monthly subscription, you can use it as long as you need.

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