Multiplication tables

Multiplication tables

For some time now, we’ve been using the BigBrainz math game to help the kids practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.

I’m very impressed with the game. The little bit of artificial stress that is added when your math fact is crucial to defeating a “boss” seems to really help reinforce their memorization compared to flash cards!

Asher has made enormous progress in just the last week on his multiplication tables with daily BigBrainz practice. If you’re looking for a simple and fun way to reinforce multiplication tables and other math facts for your children, I highly recommend BigBrainz.


At Christmas the kids caught the Minecraft bug from their cousins. They pooled their birthday and chore money and bought it. They’ve been enjoying tinkering around with it, together with the help of some books we reserved at the library. Today I installed Ubuntu on the old Windows XP laptop, and voila! We have a dedicated Minecraft computer now.