You Are Going to Love Me for This One

January 28, 2008 @ 7:21 am | Filed under: Math

But again, I’m just passing on a link I got from someone else—in this case, one of the moms on my local homeschooling email list. This is a real find: a FREE online computer game designed to help kids memorize the multiplication table.

It’s called Timez Attack, and it looks and plays like a "real" computer game. Its creators have designed games for PlayStation, so they’re the real thing. Gameplay is brisk and exciting. There’s a video demo at the website so I won’t bother trying to describe it; you can go get a preview yourself.

You can download a free version or buy a fancier one with more levels, different backgrounds. The free version goes all the way through the times table up to the twelves, so it’s pretty complete. Big hit with my kids, and for Rose and Bean it has been a painless (fun!!) way to drill the times tables (Bean hadn’t started learning them yet, but she’s got a good chunk under her belt now). Very, very cool.


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  1. Downloaded it this morning. Tiger loves it. Thanks.

  2. I got your URL tattood on my bicep I love this idea so much.

    How’s that for grateful? 😉

    LOL

  3. We had to download the older version – since our kids’ computer doesn’t have the latest version of Windows – but they’re fighting each other to play it! Since my daughter could always use some help to cement basic math facts and my son is supposed to be learning his times tables – this is perfect.

    Thanks so much for posting the link!

  4. Oh this is perfect!!!!!! Casey will love it and its exactly what we needed! :::mmmwahhh::::

  5. We found this site a month or so ago, and the girls LOVE it. It’s a fun way to practice math facts, isn’t it?