Frequently Asked Questions

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 on April 4, 2017

I hate having ads on  I’m a parent of two girls and was a classroom teacher for over 25 years.  The number one goal of the website is to help kids learn the times tables.  I hate having ads on the site but each week millions of kids log onto the site and play the games.  The bandwidth for the traffic costs me between $3000 and $5000 a month.  The only way I have been able to keep the site operating is having some type of ad generated income.  

Meet the Teacher: 6 Ideas For Hosting a Successful Back-to-School Night

 on August 29, 2015


It's that time of year when school bells are ringing and yellow buses are filling our neighborhoods.

For most of us school has begun.  Backpacks are full, homework is rolling in and it's almost time for "Meet the Teacher" or "Back to School Night." 

Whatever you call it, this can be a wonderful evening for parents  though maybe a little stressful for teachers.

If you're a teacher and find yourself preparing for this year's "Meet the Parents Night", check out some of these great ideas!  They  

Did You Know...

 on April 29, 2015

As summer is fast approaching students, teachers and parents are gearing up for the last few weeks of school and enjoying thoughts of summer vacation!

I wanted to share some helpful tips and resources that I know will help make your summer a success. Most of our users already take advantage of our FREE online math games.

BUT, did you know:

Fabulous New Blogging Team

 on June 17, 2013 is excited to bring three new bloggers on board...  the Charlie's Angels of Blogging

Be sure and check out the other three blogs on this site.  These three ladies are absolutely amazing.  Check their blogs out at:
- Caycee's Blog
- Elicia's Blog
Jen's Blog

Games on the iPad

 on August 21, 2012

We are working like mad to convert our games to work on the iPad.  

Why does your system only go up through the nines?

 on August 20, 2012

Some school districts and teachers require students to learn the multiplication facts beyond the 9’s.   It probably came about because many of the ten, eleven, and twelve facts are easy to learn (10’s add a 0, 11’s double the number).  The 10’s have some merit conceptually, but you don’t really need a system to learn them.  The 10’s, 11’s, and 12’s are actually the beginning stages of double-digit multiplication.  Once a student has mastered the 0-9 times tables, double-digit multiplication is a snap.

How long will it take my child to learn the times tables?

 on August 20, 2012

If you use our system of pictures, stories, and activities, it usually takes from a few days to a few weeks.  

We have received thousands of email messages from teachers and parents.  Most teachers use the system over a period of two to three weeks, spending 15 to 20 minutes each day. This seems to work for most kids. Some require more repetition and practice, others require less.

How did this system get started?

 on August 20, 2012

Alan Walker has been an educator for over thirty years.  This system is based on a method Alan developed in his classroom fifteen years ago.  Using pictures and stories, he was able to teach ALL of his students the times tables in a few weeks spending just 10 to 15 minutes a day.  Other teachers heard about his 'new' way of teaching the times tables and begged him to share the system.  Over the next five years, the book was written, revised, and modified as teachers tested his method and gave constructive feedback. 

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