Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Timez Attack

One of my colleagues sent me the link to this fantastic times tables website called Timez Attack! It is totally free and the format is very similar to a PS/Xbox game. When Judy and I attended an ACEL conference earlier this year the importance of learning through gaming was discussed at great length and the research showed that students who are regular gamers have better memory retention.

The only downside of this game is that you have to download it on to every computer (but we can arrange that). I like the way that you can set up your class and monitor their progress as they work through the different levels. I intend to use it as a drilling exercise for year 5 and 6.