Learn Times Table is a key stage for kids to get fluent in math. As my son’s math teacher told me, you want the child be able to memorize the basic facts, so he can tell you the answer without even thinking about it. This is not an easy job. Luckily, there are quite some tools helping kids to achieve the goal, MultiFlow is one of them.
MultiFlow is an app to drill the kids on multiplication facts. There are 4 ways to use the apps.
Enter the flow: Kids answer questions of products of two random numbers between 1 and 20. There are two modes: Normal – users have 5 seconds to answer the question; Beginner – users have 10 seconds to answer each question. The questions will adjust to your level. If you answer most questions right, you will get more difficult ones, such as products of two numbers between 15 and 20.
Pick ‘EM: This is good for practice. There is no time limit on each question, so no speed pressure. Kids can pick which table they want to practice. For example, if they want to practice multiples of 8, they can just pick 8. They can also decide if they want to practice multiples of 8 within 12, or 20. If they pick multiples of 8 within 12, the largest number they will see in the practice is “12 x 8”.
Mad Minute: See how many questions the child can answer in 60 seconds. Kids can choose “Easy” or “Hard” mode. In “Easy” mode, they will only see questions within 12. In “Hard” mode, they will see questions for numbers up to 20.
Reversals: Answer the questions backwards. Kids will see the products, and 4 equations. Their job is to pick the right equation that matches the given product.
MultiFlow is a good tool to help your child get efficient in multiplications. I like the flexibility that you can adjust the practice to meet your child’s need. The flow of the practice is quite smooth once you start a session. If for any reason you want to stop practice during a session, simply tap and hold the “Quit” button at the bottom, and slide it to the right.
The app let you connect to Game Center. If you don’t want your child be exposed to strangers online, make sure don’t log into Game Center.
MultiFlow works on iPhone, iPod, and iPAD. It is $1.99 at App Store.
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