Archive for April, 2020

Teaching your child the times tables during the corona virus shutdown

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

During this corona virus shutdown there have been requests from reporters on HARO (Help a Reporter Out) for fun learning activities for kids. I responded to several and offered each a copy of my workbook. All stated they had kids at home who needed to master their times tables. So I’m not only helping a reporter out but also a parent struggling to juggle work and the needs of their now stay-at-home children.

Those of you familiar with my workbook know that I developed my method based on patterns when my son was in the 3rd grade. Not surprisingly, Scott was bored by rote memorization. I knew there had to be a better way!

As a university English instructor, I was trained to look for the underlying patterns in literature so why not in math? Each day at the kitchen table I discovered amazing patterns for each of the tables. Soon our fridge was papered with these. Scott was fascinated. Years later I hired a graphic designer, decided on a circus theme and published a fun activity workbook to to help other children.

My workbook, Teach Your Child the Multiplication Tables, is sold on Amazon. Its 160 pages include skip-counting exercises, original art work, puzzles, coloring pages, patterns for odd and even numbers and engaging circus figures. My workbook provides kids with hours of fun and most of all–mastery of the times tables. I’m delighted to be helping countless parents and children out during this stressful time.