Key Skills – Numeracy (6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables)
This particular video enables learners, who have had difficulties with ‘tables’, to use low technology (namely their own hands)to work out the more difficult “Times Tables”! There are many who can’t ‘memorize them’ and this provides an alternative. Many learners have been mathematically empowered by using this method. Small children pick this up very quickly. I would like to think that the parents/guardians would be the ones engaging with the learners -not just ‘plonking them in front of a screen’. If you find it easier to memories the tables then, you are quite right, this isn’t for you. You are one of many who are fortunate enough to be able to do this. This is for the many who find memorizing impossible.
Slow yes but, have you thought why? Many learners need time to mirror what is on the video clip and to take in what is being said. It’s deliberately spoken slowly for those types of learners – generally it is difficult for those learners who know their tables and who can ‘absorb’ information quickly to put themselves in the position of learners who really want to learn their tables but, in many cases, have been unable to do so for years.