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Interactive Multiplication Table Review by Melissa BataiinTabs USA
inTABS Multiplication Table book is a revolutionary way to teach the multiplication tables to learners of all ages. It retails for $29.95, and there is a discount available for bulk book orders.
inTABS Multiplication Table book is a sturdy, hardcover “book” that opens to 144 tabs, each with one of the multiplication problems on it, such as “9x6.” The user can then flip open the tab and see the answer. The tabs are quite durable and have a piece of thick foam behind them for extra protection.
This product is SEN Inclusive, meaning it is specially designed for people with special needs. For instance, because of its dyslexia-friendly font and colors, it can be used successfully for people with dyslexia and dyscalculia. In addition, it is multi-sensory and perfect for kinesthetic learners of all ages. The answers that appear most often in the times tables, 12, 24, and 36, present within a shape. The answers of 12 are inside a hexagon shape, the 24 numbers are inside a diamond shape, and the number 36 is inside a circle. Any multiplication problem that has 12, 24, or 36 for an answer has the corresponding shape, which helps users understand patterns within the times tables.
inTABS also provides free lesson plans that have instructions for individual use as well as classroom use. There are also instructions for playing games with inTABS.
I have a 4th grader who is a kinesthetic learner. She is also dyslexic and struggles with learning the times tables. We have tried program after program, and nothing worked until we tried the inTABS Multiplication Table book.
When first starting the book, students take a pretest using the multiplication problems 4x7, 6x6, 7x8, 9x8, and 11x11. The first day my child started the program, it took her 227 seconds to answer all the problems. The next day, after using inTABS, I retested her, and she took 38 seconds. She shaved 189 seconds off her recall rate by using inTABS just one day! Within a week, she had one-second recall on every single one of those problems. We have been using inTABS about 10 minutes a day, and the difference in her ability to recall the times tables is amazing.
When I received this product, I was not sure that this would be the answer to my child’s multiplication struggles, but it was. inTABS is developing a division table, and I plan to use that with my child also. My daughter loved this tool, as did I.
I would change nothing about this product; it is the perfect tool for learning the multiplication tables, for any age or ability level.
I recommend inTABS Multiplication table for any child or adult who struggles to remember multiplication facts. I cannot believe what a difference it has made for my child. While this looks like a simple product, the multi-sensory nature, as well as SEN Inclusion, as well as SEN Inclusion makes this a powerful tool.
--Product Review by Melissa Batai, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, May 2019