Thursday, 27 June 2013

Splash Math

This week Hannah and I invented a fun new game to help Hannah learn her times tables! The weather has been hot and Hannah has wanted to be her pool but she often wants something to play in the pool, so I thought it might be fun to come up with a way she could learn her tables while she played.

We filled up some water balloons and wrote number answers on them with sharpie,

These are the Three Times Table balloons.

Then we threw them in the pool and mixed them up.

I called out a question such as 'find 7 x 3'

working out an answer

and then Hannah got to splash around looking for the right balloon!

5 x 3 ?? Found it!!
She also practiced putting the balloons in numerical order, going backwards down the tables and telling me the question which went with each answer.

Afterwards she said it was really fun and could we do that for all her times tables :-)
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