Arthur's been playing Timez Attack recently. It seems a really good way to do your times tables, just to get that basic, reflex knowledge of multiplication in your head. You defeat monsters by getting the sums on their chest right. (You're the little green fellow at the front.) And this is exactly what a hard exam question feels like.
And this is what getting it right feels like.
But then, although Timez Attack does seem to be a great way to get some simple rote stuff into your head, I wondered if presenting a sum as a monster to be defeated is quite the right way to get someone excited about the beauty of numbers. I never quite got that myself, I can see the joy in the patterns of music but not quite in numbers. But if Arthur stands a chance of getting that I'd like him to. I wonder if there's a game that lets you explore that. Anyone know? Or maybe I shouldn't worry about it. He's only 7. Or maybe we should be playing maths games in the sun with twigs and pebbles like a proper Dad would do.