You definitely look into more into multiplication for right brain kids if your child is struggling in math. You may also want to find out if they are a right brain learner. This article will cover how you can help your child with multiplication if they are right brain or visual learners. However, if you would like more general information about right brain learners, click here.
You may be wondering how to know if your child is a visual learner. Here is a simple test that will tell you how visual your child is and this is the same test I did with my kids.
Here is what you should do to help teach multiplication for right brain kids:
This is why visual learners can easily spell words forward AND backward with no hesitation.
This is the sample drawing of a visual multiplication flashcard I used to test my kids, but you can use anything. I just wanted you to get an idea of what I'm talking about:
How Can Right Brainers Learn Multiplication?
Teaching multiplication for right brain learners need four elements to help them learn:
If you use these elements, you will see your right brain child learn things more quickly and not only that, these elements help them to move things into their long-term memory.
Remember, your child is a visual learner. So imagine what they go through with traditional flashcards. Here is an example:
Now remember, as a visual learner, your child is taking a "picture" of this flashcard in their mind. So what do they learn?
What you need to do with flashcards is write in the answer in a nice bold color like this:
Now they can take a picture of:
An Even Better Way
I think an even better way teach multiplication for right brain kids is through picture flashcards. Here is an example that we made:
Each flashcard has a story that goes with it. Here is the story for this flashcard.
A Daily System
Once you figure out what works for you and your child, you need to have a system for learning all the facts. Do the following:
Days 4 & 5
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