Timez Attack from Big Brainz http://www.bigbrainz.com/index.php
Age Range: 7 to 10 (approximately)
This website offers "The Ultimate Multiplication Tables Video Game!" If you
have a student who needs to practice multiplication or who is struggling
with learning their multiplication facts - check out this website.
Big Brainz is a commercial company that makes a PlayStation video game
called "Timez Attack" that "doesn't just drill--it teaches total
multiplication mastery of facts 2-12!" It's available for purchase at this
website - HOWEVER, there is a completely FREE "Basic Version" minus some of
the bells and whistles and game environments like "Lava World." Getting the
free version requires a little effort, but it's worth it. Here's what to
When you get to the website a video begins to play explaining what "Timez
Attack" is all about. To get to the free version, scroll down the page, past
all of the screen shots, to the form for the free "Basic Version."
You must register to access the free version. Enter a user name and your
email address, then click on the "Free" button to submit your registration.
Within a few minutes, you will receive an email from "Big Brainz" with a
link to download the game. Click on the link or paste it into your search
engine and you will be taken to the site where you can download the game
(for Windows or Mac). Install it (agree to terms/conditions, and answer a
couple of questions) and begin to play.
Note: By registering for the free version, your email address is added to
the Big Brainz database. They will send you "follow up" emails almost
immediately - and if it gets annoying, feel free to use the "unsubscribe"
If your children play video games, they will probably intuit how to play
Timez Attack. Novice computer gamers will benefit from reading the
instructions in order to understand what to do and how to maneuver the
characters, see the hints, etc. Once you get the hang of it, it's a fun way
to polish multiplication skills - way more entertaining than flashcards!
Reviewed by Tracey Skeen
And Diane Flynn Keith
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