Mighty Multiples is a visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approach to learning the times tables will appeal to all children, whatever their learning style:
- Kinaesthetic activities form a central part of the scheme. Through finding the 3x table pathway across the playground and doing a long jump multiplication challenge children will develop a firm concrete understanding of the multiplication tables.
- Visual learners will love the sporty characters associated with each times table. The visual grouping sheets, number fans, 144 board and bingo games will help them to visualise the times tables pictorially and develop mental pictures.
- Auditory learners will enjoy listening to and singing along with the songs and poems on the CD.
Problem solving is integral to Mighty Multiples, giving children practice using and applying their times tables in real life situations.
Mighty Multiples works best as a whole-school scheme. Present the in-built motivational rewards at assemblies and watch pupils strive to achieve their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards. The scheme starts with number stories, so even reception children can be involved.
Tip sheets for parents give ideas for practising times tables at the park or in the car, ensuring that learning the times tables fun for the whole family!