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Without Times Tales learning our upper multiplication facts would have been a stressful, crying, nerve-wrecking event. Times tales made it easy, fun, and quick!! I would recommend that children who use it have a basic understanding of multiplication concepts. The younger early 3rd grade girl has some slight dyslexic tendencies, and some of the stories require you to put together two separate digits into a two digit solution. The key is to make sure the child knows which digit was named first, and that will be the first digit in the answer. Just a little more review cleared up this problem quickly. I love it. It really saved us from tons of stress! And the set-up is like a game show so it's so fun!! Get it!! Lol
Grade levels used
  • 3
  • 4
Pros
Good for visual learners
Cons
If children have dyslexic tendencies they may confuse the order in some of the stories
Do you recommend?
Absolutely!
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This was purchased to help my struggling 4th grader. We loved it! Works great!
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4
Do you recommend?
Yes!
G
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This was just what we needed, weeks of pulling out my hair and this got them memorized in 2 lessons!! A must for visual learners! we worked on multiplication for months, he understood the concept but was not retaining math facts, we tried several different approaches....but nothing was helping...this came highly recommended and it was worth every penny. I wish I'd known about it sooner!!
Grade levels used
3
Pros
easy to use, great for visual learners
Cons
Does not explain the concept of multiplication, this should be taught prior for complete understanding
Do you recommend?
Highly
JA
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Memorizing numbers and equations can be difficult. By creating stories for the numbers and equations, the process is made so much easier. Your child will literally learn the difficult multiplication/division equations in a couple of weeks. It's simple and works amazingly well. A couple of the stories are a little more difficult to learn. For example, the 7 x 8 story involves two characters driving 1 mile over the 55 mph speed limit. Unfortunately, my 9 year old wasn't very familiar with speed limits, so it wasn't a relevant as other stories, but don't let this quirk prevent you from trying this fantastic teaching supplement. I'm so glad we learned about this product. It's worth every penny of the purchase price and it really will produce multiplication success without stress.
Grade levels used
3
Pros
Great for Audio Visual Learners
Cons
Some of the stories can be dfficult
Do you recommend?
Yes! Multiplication Memorization would be slow and painful without it.
L
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My autistic son was struggling greatly with learning his multiplication tables. A friend of mine loaned me her "times tales" to see if it would help. He learned it in 3 days. However, being autistic :) he refused to even consider the lower numbers because they had no "story". We had to make up our own "stories" for the smaller numbers and the 12's. Overall....a big lifesaver!
Grade levels used
3
Pros
works for the child who learns visually
Cons
only covers the larger numbers
Do you recommend?
yes
J
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I received our Times Tales Deluxe Math Bundle today. We immediately popped that DVD in. WE LOVE IT!!!!! Even my 5 year old was walking around chanting the Times Tales!!! Haha...It was a big win in our family!!! FINALLY, an easy way for my homeschoolers to learn the times tables!
Grade levels used
  • 3
  • 5
Pros
Easy to remember, bright colorful graphics to catch attn, changing music lures attn back if little minds wonder, technique is fabulous!
Cons
If the DVD had Chapters to help get to the area needed, would make this product 100% for us!
Do you recommend?
Yes! I highly recommend Times Tales!!!
KH
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My 8 year old was struggling through learning multiplication and it was frustrating her so badly she was not interested in trying. This program turned that around and she learned them so easily that it amazed me! I am grateful to have found it!
Grade levels used
3
Pros
It is awesome!
Cons
None!!
Do you recommend?
Absolutely!
K
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We've been working with our 8 year old twins with their multiplication tables for a few months now. They are good at math so imagine my surprise when they couldn't memorize it. We tried many different things, from simple memorization to videos on youtube of multiplication songs. Still the information was not being retained. My husband and I were quite sure we were the reason they couldn't get it!

Enter Time Tales!

On day one, the review from my boys was a good one. One actually said "I think I can learn them now". They both agreed the story was fun and they actually told me all about it when I got home from work.
Day two I was actually home with them. They were eager and ready to get back to the story. They wanted to take a "test" after so we printed the practice test and they knew every answer!

What I like about it:
* It is written with the kids in mind.
* Great for my auditory learners!
* The video is engaging, and it keeps the attention of my very active boys.
* The price! It is affordable, and a great investment.

My boys are so proud of themselves now that they remember their multiplication tables. It has boosted their self esteem and they now feel they can do math too!

I just wish the developers of this wonderful product would do the same for other subjects (language arts for example). This is a product I will tell all my friends with young kids about!
Grade levels used
3
Pros
easy to use, engages the students, it's FUN!
Cons
none
Do you recommend?
Absolutely!
KJ
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I bought Times Tales to use with my 2nd grader later in the spring. However, I took advantage of the free download of the upper 9's. My son liked the video and it kept his attention. I was sort of skeptical because the introduction said kids would learn the upper 9's in about 15 minutes. Well, my son watched the video once and now a week later, he still knows his upper 9's multiplication tables. Seeing how well he did with the free video, I've decided to start Times Tales with him now instead of waiting for the Spring. I am truly excited and impressed with this program. What an excellent product.
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2
Pros
Ease of Use
Cons
Does not cover all multiplication, just the upper numbers
Do you recommend?
Yes
DC
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My daughter has struggled with math facts for years. I had never heard of this program until I won it during a FB party. I was shocked at how quickly my daughter learned these facts. My 6 year old nephew even memorized some of them!

I only gave 4 stars, because I really wish they would have included more of the multiplication facts. At least 3-9. Now my daughter only knows the ones in this program, but still struggles with the rest. I can't introduce another right brain type program or she will get all of the characters and stories messed up and will not get the right answers.
Grade levels used
5
Pros
Easy to use, boosts math confidence
Cons
I wish it covered more facts
Do you recommend?
Yes
J
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I got this for my 4th grade daughter who has struggled with multiplication for over a year due to dyscalculia and reversing numbers. I admit, I was skeptical... Nothing had worked and she was getting frustrated and so was I. But, we decided to give it a try. She watched the part 1 video. I never would have thought to use characters and stories to teach but figured, lets see how this works. 10 days later... I gave her the part one quiz (I bought the digital download and it comes with pdf printable worksheets and quizzes) and she got them all. First time, no tears.
I cannot recommend this product highly enough, it has been a lifesaver for us and is helping to restore my daughters confidence in math.
My kindergarten son isn't doing multiplication yet obviously, but he was watching over her shoulder and he even picked up a few without us even really trying.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 4
Pros
Helps Overcome Dyscalculia
Cons
Doesnt cover the 12s
Do you recommend?
Yes.
SS
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We used the Times Tales video in our home for a month. It worked so well!! My third grade son was struggling with his math facts and within two weeks he had a good grasp of the facts and within a month, he had them down.
Grade levels used
  • K
  • 3
Pros
User friendly, catchy stories
Do you recommend?
yes!
J
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This is a great way for kids to learn those hard to grasp math facts. I started when Mr kids were about 8. They loved the stories and didn't even know they were learning math facts! As they grew and encountered them in their math curriculum they already knew them!! I wish I had this for me older 2 kids. We struggled so much with flash cards and drills and I still don't think they know their facts as well as my younger kids!
Grade levels used
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Pros
Fun, easy to use
Do you recommend?
Yes
G
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This is a wonderful way for children who are visual learners to learn their math facts. All three of my children have struggled with math facts. But, having used this for my twins has made multiplication so much easier.
Grade levels used
  • 3
  • 4
Pros
easy to use
Do you recommend?
yes
LW
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It was a good reinforcement for our use of flash cards but I sill think it's rather gappy in that it didn't teach all of the tables. I'm not sure it was the best fit for my daughter.
Grade levels used
3
Pros
Catchy, fun for kids
Cons
Did not include all the multiplication tables
Do you recommend?
Good for starting out with but we still had to use our flash cards
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At the end of the day, there's no getting around the fact that the multiplication tables must be memorized. Some people are more wired to memorize numbers--in which case Times Tales would not benefit--and others are more wired to memorize stories. If your child falls in the latter category, this may be a helpful add-on to learning multiplication. Your child will still need instruction on what multiplication IS and WHY/HOW it is done but Times Tales is a memory aid--nothing more. But that's all it is designed to be, so for that, it is fine.
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  • 2
  • 3
Pros
Creative stories
Cons
only selected problems represented, some students will find stories too cheesy to be interested in memorizing them, seems just a different kind of 'hard' to memorize a story rather than to memorize the multiplication facts
Do you recommend?
for the right learner, yes, but not for everyone.
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I turned to this in desperation when my fifth grader still couldn't remember the facts we had been trying to memorize for three years. She is a "words" person, and the stories instantly helped her. She really could use her facts successfully in a very short time, like hours for some, and a week for others. I used this to tutor another girl who made huge strides in only the first session. My sons who came later did not have trouble memorizing their facts, and didn't want the added distraction of something like this. To them it seemed it was another step they didn't need. I love that even very young children can learn the stories and then later connect the facts they are learning with the process behind the multiplication. I think this is best used for students who have been taught multiplication thoroughly and seem to need " another angle" to help them get the memorization down. This company is fabulous. We love their Clean and Flip colorful laminated charts, too! The Math Memory Triggers are helpful as well.
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  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 6
Pros
Makes it click for some who didn't memorize them the first time, materials can be very portable. Affordable.
Cons
"Wired for numbers" folks don't like this method.
Do you recommend?
Yes.
LR
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My oldest had such a difficult time learning her times tables until we found this. It is fun and really sticks with her! Times Tales has made multiplication and division a breeze for her - when she gets stuck, I just remind her to think if the story and she has the answer in seconds. Times Tales was a game changer for us and I am grateful for it! Now using it with my 7 year old twins and they are catching on so fast!
Grade levels used
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Pros
Fun and educational
Do you recommend?
Absolutely
JL
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I used the cards and stories for my daughter who was struggling to learn all of her times tables. She had learned some but certain ones were tripping her up. So, we turned to these stories and they helped her solidify the ones she was struggling with. I seem to recall that there were a couple stories that were hard to understand at first. We didn't have the DVD so perhaps that would have avoided those confusions.
Grade levels used
5
Pros
Gives another approach to learning the muliplication facts
Do you recommend?
Yes
J
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Love this! This has helped my daughter so much in learning her multiplication.
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5
Do you recommend?
yes
RC
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