The easy way to memorize multiplication tables

The easy way to memorize multiplication tables

Paula is my student four years ago. Her mom is my friend and she asked me if I could to teach classes to Paula.  I started with the multiplication tables, it was impossible that she could learn it. Today Paula learns the multiplication table, but yesterday she forgot it.

Every day we study together one multiplication table and perform the multiplications, so things are making progress,  but if she left of review the table in question, to them few days is you had forgotten, so her mother and I have created a working method:

Paula live immersed in a world of multiplication tables. Every day she will study only one table, and for several days she must review only this:  before sleep,is in the car, etc. Despite these efforts, Paula couldn't learn them by heart.

6 steps to learn the multiplication tables

As I don't easily give up we continue to practice.  I asked myself why Paula wasn't learning the multiplication tables. Paula is alert and curious the little girl, she likes science, history, loves visiting museums. By knowing that she like to visit museums,  I invited her to visit  the Museum of mathematics. I wanted that "Experiencing Mathematics".  It was a good experience for her, because she found that the mathematics are fun.

After three years, many practice and some despair Paula knows multiplication tables, it has been a challenge for both, for her as a student and for me an educator.

6 steps to learn multiplication tables.

  • Teach him what it means to multiply
  • Make him understand the commutative property
  • Awaken interest in mathematics
  • Rote
  • Practice
  • Immersion total

And most especially, "You don't give up", and of course, I never thought that Paula wouldn't be able to learn them.  I don't think that anyone wouldnt' be able, if you want  you can learn anything.

The secret is to awaken their interest, in the sense that the student is curious to learn more.  In the case of Paula, one day it occurred to have a video with multiplication tables with a dedication to her.

When she watched the video and heard her name, instantly adopted video as a close personal object, a kind of toy or pet which always return. And so, playing with a video that she always felt his and with which could interact when would like to developed a habit personal, certain constancy, that you allowed learn is them insed of multiply playing to their air, singing, imitating, without pressures, and in final, without just give is has.

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6 tips to make reading a habit

In psychology a habit is any action repeated regularly, it becomes routine, part of our philosophy of life and learn, so if we want reading to become a habit in the lives of our children, we must educate them and motivate them to do so. But why is it so important to read:
  • nurtures a child's imagination and creativity
  • increases understanding,
  • build vocabulary,
  • improves writing,
  • promotes concentration,
  • It reduces stress,
  • power empathy,
  • it helps take the dream and, i
  • we had a great time

How to Develop Your Reading Habit

The love of reading should be a reward and not a punishment, sometimes we punish children by sending them to the room to read, or remove them mobile and give a book, doing so they will link reading with moments negative, educate them from a playful:
Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. Albert Einstein
  • The envirment in your home is very important, if your child has never seen to read, you can hardly convey the love of reading, do not forget that kids love to imitate.
  • Introduce them in books from babyhood is a good way to start, you read a adapted to their age before bedtime tale rest will make them better.
  • Choosing an afternoon to spend some time reading the whole family together, each in his reading, the children will live it as a special time to calm them.
  • Sure you have a library close to home, as you go out to the park, program one afternoon a week to go to the library and let your child choose reading, not force you to choose the books you like them.
  • When your child see a movie that you liked a lot and is based on a book, invite him to read the book, discover new storylines and secure latches. My son loved the first Harry Potter movie, we went to the library and showed him the book, from the time he began to read assiduously.
  • For his birthday, for kings always give her a book, although at first not read, will have them on hand if one day they decide ...
  • If you are lucky enough that your child loves to read, congratulations, but if not just fall in love, do not force it, follow these tips and surely will gradually "hooked".


DIY easy. Made a poster for your room

Made a poster for your room

Art supplies
  • crochet chunky
  • wire
  • paper
  • pencil
  • pliers
Write on paper the word you want to decorate, such as your name or a friend / a. With pliers molds the name. Once the name have to decorate with crochet chunky. It is a very easy craft to make and very pretty.

Like making a bracelet of crochet or crochet

Learn how to make crochet

What do you need to make crochet?

To learn how to make a crochet or crochet bracelet you need a needle, wool and above all, practice. In any shop of "Chinese" or work shop, find the needles of different sizes and the balls of wool or thread. You have to adapt the needle to thread or wool, i.e. for thick needles choose thick wool, fine needle to choose yarn or wool fine. The most common clips are made of aluminum, but also you can find wood are particularly suitable for coarse wool.

Basic points

The basics to make crochet are four:
  1. Chain: it is the simplest and is that Valeria uses in his video to make a bracelet.
  2. Point dwarf: is the more basic of them points of crochet and the more short of height. Used, above all, to make seams, finish, move forward, without the work grow in height, and wane.
  3. Point bass: is a point short and are made without take strand.
  4. Point high: it makes catching a strand. You can do double, triple, etc.
In the following video Valeria makes us a bracelet using lockstitch and low: As do the point stitch
Firstly make a ring with thread, insert the needle and hold the thread.
How to make a crochet or crochet bracelet
Remove thread eyelet that is formed and pull to tighten the noose.
crochet bracelet, chain step 2
Taking the grommet between the thumb and the index of the hand left, hold the thread with the needle and make it pass through the grommet.
crochet bracelet, chain step 3
For the chain following hold the thread and make it pass through the point that there is in the needle.
crochet bracelet, chain step 4
Repeat until you have the number of chains needed. Now you know make chain stitch. In the video of Valeria will learn to make the point low, if like continue learning you recommend a blog very interesting and well made: "weaving Peru", here you will find many tutorials very well explained by Ana Celia and hope. They are two great artists who also have the gift of teaching, a divine gift.