City Creek Press – Creators of the Original Picture and Story Method for Learning Times Tables.

Across the ages, teachers have been inventing rhymes, songs, and jigs to help kids find an easy way to learn times tables. In 1992 City Creek Press revolutionized math lessons by creating the colorful and engaging stories for teaching times tables with Times Tables the Fun Way.

Our math lessons for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division make learning the math facts fun and easy. When nothing else has helped in the past, kids with dyslexia and kids with ADHD are finally learning times tables with our story-based math lessons. Learning Times Tables the Fun Way solidifies the multiplication tables so future math lessons on fractions, ratios, division, or algebra are more easily conquered

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Times Alive ™ — the Effective and Easy Way to Learn Times Tables 

Times Alive’s math lessons are engaging and fun. After each movie, kids see a music video and then play games to reinforce the fact learned. At the end of the program most students will have learned all the multiplication tables 0s-9s. Times Alive is based on the award-winning book Times Tables the Fun Way. View and print the Student’s Progress Report to see lessons completed, quiz scores, dates, and time elapsed. Many students score 100% on the post-test after completing the program. 

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Online Times Alive membership works with a Mac or PC. It keeps track of progress for up to 30 students. Internet connection required.

Times Alive Lite App gives 3 free lessons and offers in app purchase. It is for iPhones, iPads or android devices for one-at-a-time student tracking. Clear the progress to start over with a new student. No internet connection needed after download.

Discover the Secret to Making the Times Tables Unforgettable

What are Times Tables?
Times Tables are a list of multiplication facts and answers required to be committed to memory by most state math standards. The 0s-9s multiplication tables are the building blocks for all mathematical operations including multiplication, division, ratios, fractions, and algebra. 

Learning time tables is key to your child’s success in math. As students learn the multiplication tables, they will begin to recognize patterns, be able to handle more complex problems, and develop confidence during math lessons. When this spirit of confidence begins in math class it often spills into other aspects of a student’s life.

Today, City Creek Press offers 20 original  products to include text books, clue cards, workbooks, DVD’s, songs, and teacher’s manuals to help kids learn the basic math facts. Also available are downloadable books and apps. They all serve one purpose—to make teaching times tables a fun and memorable experience for educators and students. Our Times Tables the Fun Way and Addition the Fun Way book series for kids, teach addition and multiplication tables through cartoons and stories. The engaging visuals make kids eager for math class. Online Times Alive is based on the award winning Times Tables the Fun Way Book for Kids. These online math lessons use movies, songs, and games to teach all the 0s-9s multiplication tables. Learning times tables will finally stick like glue with our research-based and proven picture and story method.

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From Our Community

Our dedicated approach to teaching the multiplication tables not only influences students today but it sticks with our users long term. Here is some insight from our loyal City Creek Press customers:

I love your product. It is brilliant. And I thank you on behalf of all struggling learners for what you do. I will always refer your product to parents as I am a special educator.  

Carol Chirco.

Smithtown, New York

Judy, you don’t know me, but you have helped me in a clearly miraculous way to lessen the struggle of learning that has plagued my entire life. Specifically about math. I am 22 years old and still remember the stories and times tables I learned from your book in third grade

Lee Decker

NY, New York

The books and flash cards are spectacular. I took a trip with my son for three weeks, and we did a bit every day. By the time we returned he could do all his math facts 0-9 for his mom. She had tears in her eyes. (He only knew his ones and twos when we left). Really this is a miracle program.

Patrick Kelly

Marin County, California

From the very first lesson my son was retaining the information! We went from pulling out hair and crying to dancing and singing and laughing again! Thank you again for this program!

Ronda Frank.

Russelville, Alabama