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Have teachers and children trialled the MathsBuddy Snap games?

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I'm delighted to say they have been well trialled and with very positive reviews.  I've included a summary of the comments below:

Did the children enjoy the games?

A resounding 'yes'; very upbeat and talkative about the games. They thought they were really good fun and liked working together -'doing' something was a different form of learning your tables. Kids said matching was good fun: 'it doesn't feel like doing your tables'.
The kids really enjoyed the games and they kept on task while learning and having fun.
They enjoyed being able to play different variations of the game and the shape and brightness made them very appealing.
We loved the circular cards and the novelty bags! They are also easy to store in trays.
I would gladly use these games in my class. The children loved them and couldn’t wait to play again
 
Did they help the children learn their tables?
 
Yes. The variations were constantly challenging the children, they were repeating themselves over and over.
We love the games and are delighted to now have them in the school.
Fun way to learn their multiplication. These games could be used at home and in school.
Everybody worked as a team and it was great fun.
Kids said: we didn't know there were so many ways to do each table. They had to study the - x - x - cards as I gave them very little input at the start and it was great to see them work together to decide which part they would do first and agree on an answer.
The feedback from the kids was great; they loved the games.
Children asked to play the games again which is a really good sign and they were able to play them independently.
My class love the games. They keep asking to play them.
The children thought the cards were easily held and liked the clearly written sums.
 
As a teacher, did it help identify where more work was needed?
 
I felt it quickly highlighted the children who don't know their tables well enough.
The games helped identify children who needed more consolidation of the concepts.
The games were a very useful tool to ascertain those children who do not have quick recall of their multiplication facts.  The constant repetition of the answers in different ways really helps.
I really liked the the fact that there were 3 different activities with one set of cards so children could change between activities and remain interested and on task.
As a teacher, it easily identified those children who are unsure of table facts.
Used twice a week, these games would help to develop quick recall in a fun way.
 
Would these be useful in helping children learn their mutiplication tables at home?
 
Excellent for those parents who want to help their children with multiplication especially doing the matching game.
I think parents would be very interested in these cards. Many parents ask me how they can help their children with tables and I would certainly recommend these as children need quick recall of table facts.
In my opinion, quick recall of multiplication facts is such an important aspect of Number for children to have. Parents are always looking for ways to make learning fun with their children and I know they would find these very useful.
Parents would be happy to use these cards as a fun way to improve table facts.
 
Was it useful having the 5 sets of cards?
 
Having the 5 sets meant that I could cover all ability levels and the children felt included unlike with other games where they can feel left out when the task is too hard.
 
Did you like the presentation of the packs and what would you suggest changing?
 
Love the circles: really different from other games.
Children loved the size and shape.
The bags are great and we liked how the cards matched the colour of the bags. This made it so much easier for tidying up afterwards!

Have teachers and children trialled the MathsBuddy Snap games?

I'm delighted to say they have been well trialled and with very positive reviews.  I've included a summary of the comments below:

Did the children enjoy the games?

A resounding 'yes'; very upbeat and talkative about the games. They thought they were really good fun and liked working together -'doing' something was a different form of learning your tables. Kids said matching was good fun: 'it doesn't feel like doing your tables'.
The kids really enjoyed the games and they kept on task while learning and having fun.
They enjoyed being able to play different variations of the game and the shape and brightness made them very appealing.
We loved the circular cards and the novelty bags! They are also easy to store in trays.
I would gladly use these games in my class. The children loved them and couldn’t wait to play again
 
Did they help the children learn their tables?
 
Yes. The variations were constantly challenging the children, they were repeating themselves over and over.
We love the games and are delighted to now have them in the school.
Fun way to learn their multiplication. These games could be used at home and in school.
Everybody worked as a team and it was great fun.
Kids said: we didn't know there were so many ways to do each table. They had to study the - x - x - cards as I gave them very little input at the start and it was great to see them work together to decide which part they would do first and agree on an answer.
The feedback from the kids was great; they loved the games.
Children asked to play the games again which is a really good sign and they were able to play them independently.
My class love the games. They keep asking to play them.
The children thought the cards were easily held and liked the clearly written sums.
 
As a teacher, did it help identify where more work was needed?
 
I felt it quickly highlighted the children who don't know their tables well enough.
The games helped identify children who needed more consolidation of the concepts.
The games were a very useful tool to ascertain those children who do not have quick recall of their multiplication facts.  The constant repetition of the answers in different ways really helps.
I really liked the the fact that there were 3 different activities with one set of cards so children could change between activities and remain interested and on task.
As a teacher, it easily identified those children who are unsure of table facts.
Used twice a week, these games would help to develop quick recall in a fun way.
 
Would these be useful in helping children learn their mutiplication tables at home?
 
Excellent for those parents who want to help their children with multiplication especially doing the matching game.
I think parents would be very interested in these cards. Many parents ask me how they can help their children with tables and I would certainly recommend these as children need quick recall of table facts.
In my opinion, quick recall of multiplication facts is such an important aspect of Number for children to have. Parents are always looking for ways to make learning fun with their children and I know they would find these very useful.
Parents would be happy to use these cards as a fun way to improve table facts.
 
Was it useful having the 5 sets of cards?
 
Having the 5 sets meant that I could cover all ability levels and the children felt included unlike with other games where they can feel left out when the task is too hard.
 
Did you like the presentation of the packs and what would you suggest changing?
 
Love the circles: really different from other games.
Children loved the size and shape.
The bags are great and we liked how the cards matched the colour of the bags. This made it so much easier for tidying up afterwards!

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