Who remembers facing the challenge while learning multiplication as a kid?
I do, and maybe you also remember your time when you were a kid. If you are now a parent, you might be seeing your child going through the same struggle with multiplication problems.
Multiplication is a basic mathematics concept that we have to learn. It’s not something that can or should be skipped. You may struggle with it but you have to know it. What good is maths if it doesn’t help you count your money at least!
Why Math is important!
Mathematics provides an effective way of building mental discipline and encourages logical reasoning and mental rigor. In addition, mathematical knowledge plays a crucial role in understanding the contents of other school subjects such as science, social studies, and even music and art.
Learning mathematics starts from learning to count and it grows from there. Learning multiplication starts with memorizing multiplication tables. In order to solve complicated maths problems, we need to learn multiplication tables. It can be challenging for kids to learn times tables, and sometimes certain tables. I personally remember having a challenge with tables 3 and 7. I guess, it was hard to calculate a lot of numbers in the head and it can be overwhelming when it doesn’t make sense to the brain just yet.
Table Rhymes help for sure to learn them, but they are tedious when using to solve a multiplication problem when we are a beginner
Do you remember using sticky notes for learning in school for things that are hard to remember? It helps though. The constantly visible colorful notes sticking to an accessible site, reinforces our memory. We can easily recollect the information when we need it if we see them enough times. So why can’t we help kids use the same method?
It can be done in a number of ways. Since opening a book every time we need to memorize is an outdated method, we can add visual times tables to kids environment. Like putting a multiplication table canvas on the wall in kids room. This helps the kid to see the multiplication tables multiple times in a day and it will slowly start growing in the memory.
How putting multiplication tables on gloves can help?
Kids are highly mobile so it is important to add learning methods with the things and plays that kids are very involved in. So we at Glove Scholars created a Glove design to help kids learn multiplication tables that is an everyday accessory clothing and can be anytime & anywhere visually accessible to kids.
Our unique multiplication times tables gloves are designed carefully to help the kids in multiple ways. The gloves are a mobile product, which means kids can use them while playing, studying, travelling or wherever they need them. It gives a constant reinforcement of memory while doing their daily activities. The gloves are worn on hands which is visually the most accessible site (just like a time watch) whenever kids need them. The gloves are designed in a way that the kids see the tables on the back of the hand when they are writing, to assist them while solving multiplication problems.
Since the essential tables are from 1 to 10, we have added 2 pairs of gloves for all tables. One pair has tables from 1 to 5 and the other has tables from 6 to 10. The times tables are colorful and fun to read. Each multiplication table is uniquely color-coded to help the kids keep a track of one table at a time on their hands. So when the kid follows along with one table from their left hand to the right hand, they can go to the same table following the same color. This helps when they are using the gloves to solve the multiplication problems. This habit develops with practice. To make practice easy, we have added a printable pdf worksheet for kids which is color-coded to be used with the gloves. The pdf worksheets are best to be used with a dry-erase pocket that comes with the package and it helps to reuse the sheets every time you need to practice.
The glove size is suitable and comfortably fits kids from ages 6 to 9 years which is the suitable age for kids to start learning multiplication tables.
Multiplication Tables gloves give an engaging process to learn and practice times tables. Try asking the kids random tables when they are playing, when in a car, or anywhere and let them surprise you. You will see how much they are able to memorize with repeated use of the gloves!