Enjoyable activity for a group of KS2 children or a whole class with an adult, based on neuroscience research about how we memorise facts.
Six multiplication facts displayed in a PowerPoint presentation are memorised in seven five-minute sessions spread over two school weeks.
Useful for a group of children who need to memorise the same six facts.
The resource contains:
1. A leaflet in PDF format giving exact instructions for the activity and the theories underpinning its procedures.
2. Two PowerPoint presentations.
The first, used for memorising, shows the prompt and response for each of six multiplication facts. The second, used for testing recall, shows only the prompts, leaving a blank screen for each response.
The PowerPoint presentations can be edited to show your chosen six facts.
This activity has been trialled extensively with children in Year 6. Almost all the children were able to recall the facts memorised, and were very pleased with their achievement. Many said that they enjoyed the activity and found it helpful.
(PowerPoint presentations of all 144 multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 in groups of six, will be available shortly.)
A corresponding activity for individual children using the same techniques with double-sided cards is also available here.