Independent review by Mom Does Reviews: instant recall time down from 35 seconds to 2.5 seconds within a week using inTABS!
Review by Misty Stephens (Mom Does Reviews)
Make Homeschool easy with inTABS
I homeschool my three children, and my youngest has struggled with her multiplication tables for years. I quizzed her, got her a set of flashcards, and even had her make her own flash cards. We focused on it for two years, and then moved on. Due to her lack of knowing the times tables, her math this year was slow. Then I got her the inTABS Multiplication Times Table Book. This unique Kinesthetic book has already made a difference in a very short time.
This inTABS book comes with a Standardized Test to see how well the inTABS works (download and print the testing form by clicking here).
First before I gave her the book I quizzed her on 5 equations. I took the time it took to answer those questions and added them together. She took 35 seconds on the first run. Then I told her to study those 5 equations in the inTABS book and she would have to try again the next day. The next day she was able to answer the five questions in a total of 4.5 seconds. I was happy to see her confidence level was also much better. Then after a week I tested her again on the same five equations. She was done in 2.5 seconds. This sampling was great for both of us, because she now likes the book, and I saw how well it works already.
This book will make Homeschool multiplication so much better for everyone. The concept is so vital to prevent children struggling through their entire higher math. As a mom of multiple children it is hard to really push and stay on top of every facet of education. Sometimes I have to let them do a lesson alone, while I work with their sibling on something. This book will alleviate some stress because it is in a format where the child can work on their times tables by themselves. In fact the child visually seeing the tabs is an aid for their recall and learning.
This book is affordable and effective, so all families can benefit from it. Plus it is fun and easy to use! My daughter likes it, and when her cousin spent the night they spent about 30 minutes playing with their times tables in the book. They were challenging themselves and each other. My niece said she would like to have inTABS because she is terrible with her times tables. My other friend said her daughter needs help as well. It is a common issue with my fellow homeschool parents to have at least one child who needs to master their multiplication tables.
I like how portable this inTABS book is, and my daughter can take it with her on the go very easily. It is light and sturdy with durable tabs that she can open and close without problem. In addition to Multiplication, inTABS will follow with books on division and fractions soon.
This innovative math resource is psychologically developed in Oxford, England. It will help children master their times tables instantly, and end up with knowledge that will last a lifetime. This inTABS system is multi- sensory learning that will help your kids achieve fast and effective results! Most noteworthy is that this system is one of the first in the world to use a special dyslexia font and color, making it "Special Education Needs inclusive."
Independent review by Powered By Mom: instant recall time down from 19 seconds to 3.5 seconds in a day using inTABS!
Review by Emily Elkins Cochran (Powered by Mom)
Making Multiplication Math Easy: inTABS Is Bringing Learning To Life
My oldest child is 8 years old and in 3rd grade. This is the first year they are studying multiplication and division in class. Jasper is very good at math, and I actually started teaching him multiplication years ago after he inquired about a math question. He took to the concept immediately and used basic multiplication on and off up through this year. And while he can complete worksheets no problem, he has almost no instant recall when it comes to multiplication math. When I learned how beneficial instant recall is in math for one’s life skills, I was so glad to get inTABS to help all my kids learn this skill.
When Math Memorization is fun!
We recently learned that Jasper may be on the Autism Spectrum. He’s pretty fully-functioning, but it would explain a lot of his behaviors as well as his learning styles. So, having the inTABS (short for Interactive Tables) book has been incredibly beneficial for him to use. He can learn at his own pace, or I can work with him. He loves having to open each little door to check his answer. Including the kinesthetic learning into the book not only help retention of the equations and answers but helps him to better focus on his task. There are also visual patterns linking 12’s, 24’s, and 36’s with matching shapes. And while my younger two cannot fully grasp multiplication with those higher numbers yet, it’s easy for them to see these patterns and make connections.
For a long time now my kids love asking each other random math questions. It’s a sort of game for them. Now even the younger two can get started on multiplication. Developed at Oxford by a psychologist, the book is Special Education Needs friendly and even uses a Dyslexia Friendly font and colors. It has also been touted as an invaluable tool for kids with Dyscalculia, the mathematical form of Dyslexia.
As a parent, I am loving the inTABS multiplication math book for so many reasons. First off, my kids think it’s so fun to play with. And anything that makes my kids think learning is fun gets a stamp of approval in my book. Secondly, InTabs provides tons of lesson plans for teacher and parents alike. They have ideas for fun games to play, the best ways to use the book for the most effective learning, using it to gain money skills, and even ideas for younger pre-school age children to use to learn with it. There are just so many resources! They even have inexpensive toolboxes available for teachers to use in the classroom.
Backward And Forward, Inside And Out
There are so many ways one can use the book, and as a parent, it’s great to know it will stand up to years of use, and let’s face it, abuse, by kids. We love playing the matching pairs game with my younger two. My 5-year-old has quickly grasped that 3×4 will have the same answer as 4×3. Jasper still has trouble with the multiplication of higher numbers, so sometimes will simply focus on just the 11’s column. Or we play “Find the 12’s”, tracking down all of the hexagon shapes. We can go through and figure out which ones he doesn’t have instant recall of yet and open all of those doors to focus on studying those equations.
Great Info From The InTabs FAQ
Why do I need InTabs?
Research shows that pupils who struggle in Math are those who lack instant recall of the tables which is the building block for Math (for division, algebra, etc) in the same way ABC is to literacy (all the research is cited on website).
Why do kids need Math anyway?
Research shows that innumeracy is linked to poor wages, unemployment, social deprivation, crime, health and poor schooling (twice as likely to play truant and be excluded).
The book even comes with a standardized test. This is to not only test your child’s instant recall but also to prove that this method of learning and teaching works. If you find it doesn’t work you can return it for a full refund. The test has 5 random multiplication equations and you time how long it takes your child to answer each one. You then average the times out to get a mean time. Jasper’s starting mean time was 18.99 seconds. He was quicker with the lower number equations but struggled with the higher numbers. After 1 day of using the book that average time dropped to 3.8 seconds. 1 DAY! It was an incredible improvement, plus he loves using it!