http://www.patternplaymath.com Best Way to Learn and Like Math on Number Wheels: A Fun Introduction by MisterNumbers Pattern Play Math. Visual and Kinesthetic Movement ways to learn by experiencing number patterns in counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, squares, fractions, place value, number bonds, and more. Tom Biesanz is MisterNumbers and he does Webinars that help kids learn and like math as they play and learn basic math concepts. Number Wheels fit with Common Core standards, using a 0-99 table, creating geometric shapes as part of math learning. Number Wheels involve multiple approaches to learning math. It is also called Playground Math or Pattern Play Math because kids start seeing patterns and then anticipate those patterns to guess the next math facts. Kids really create their own way of understanding math from these patterns and have fun doing it. Number Wheels create a positive attitude about math and appeal to students who have been turned off by traditional approaches.
The EZ Times Table is a right brain math page where kids create the whole times tale from simple patterns. Kids as young as kindergarten understand multiplication and division, as well as addition, subtraction, squares, prime numbers and more using this simple blank table that they fill with cool patterns.
MisterNumbers uses TicTacToe Squares to Teach the times tables for Threes, Sevens, and Nines on this fun old friend. Tic-Tac-Toe Squares reveal two patterns for the ones and tens digits to create the times tables like magic. It teaches both multiplication and division.
Number Wheels are a number line to ten bent into a circle so that ten just comes back to zero. With a focus on the Ones-digits, we see cool and amazing patterns. AND these patterns are the same for Twos and Eights, for Fours and Sixes, for Threes and Sevens, for Ones and Nines. How can this be? A way to understand this is to go around 8 on a number wheel and see that you get to the same number by going back 2. All numbers show up like this. This means that by seeing the patterns for Ones, Twos, Threes, and Fours, we are learning the Patterns for Sixes, Sevens, Eights, and Nines. What about the Fives? Kids love playing with these and get comfortable with larger numbers as they create them using the tables as a structure. There are worksheets in the Right Brain Math book, available on Amazon.