Visual Multiplication Tables from Esa Helttula’s from iDevbooks is to help and support kids explore and learn the multiplication table in 4 different ways. It offers a unique and different approach using visualization. An innovative math app to reinforce the learning and understanding of the Times Tables!
When searching for apps to teach the Times Tables you will discover a wide range of apps from fun to very educational. Try different ones to keep the kids engaged and eager to learn. Today’s app review is about, Visual Multiplication Tables, a math app from Esa Hellttula. As with all apps from the iDevBooks series, the emphasis is on learning without the distraction! Visual Multiplication Tabless app is impressive and offers a new and innovative concept whereby kids are encouraged to explore via visualization to help them understand multiplications and learn times tables.
Visual Multiplication Tables math app is divided into 4 sections: Table – Group – Mulitples - Solves
On this screen you will find an empty 10 X 10 multiplication table. Start by tapping on an empty space. The answer highlights. For example, If you want to know the answer for 6 X 8, tap on the empty spot and 48 dots will highlight and the right hand side will display the complete 8 time table.
With the group function, kids are able to visualize all the combination of factors for each number. For example, if you tap on the number 27, kids can find out all the combination that make 27 – (1 X 27 – 3 X 9 – 3 x 9). A great tool to help kids identify prime numbers!
The solve function is great for practice. Select a line of number or the complete table and watch all the numbers scramble and float to the right hand side. The goal is then easy … drag each numbers to its correct place. If correct the number will turn green and stay… if not it floats back to the side.
If your kids or students are searching for multiples, then simply tap on a number and all its multiple will highlight. For example tap on 10 and 20,30,40,50,60,80,90 and 100 will highlight. You can have a the number display as a grid or as a spiral.
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Visual Multiplication Tables is a great learning apps for kids to learn and explore multiplication and the Times Tables. It offers a unique approach and will help kids visualise and understand the concept of multiplication. Visual Multiplication Tables it is not just to learn the times tables, it can also be used when working with multiples or when learning about prime numbers. It is a math app that goes beyond the basic learning if the times tables.
Visual Multiplication Tables is ideal to be used in the classroom, math support groups or within a home-schooling program. It takes a bit if practice to get use to it and to see all the potential this app has to offer. It is a study app ... And might not be your kids first choice. Use it as tool, explore and see how it can be used with your students. Go over it with them it will help them visualise multiplication.
Visual Multiplication Tables is available for downlaod via the iTunes App Store - iPad:
RRP - $5.99/£3.99/€5.49
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