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http://www.funzac.com/play/Number%20Munchers.html will help him with associating certain numbers with other numbers. (e.g. 9 goes with 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, and 81)
That might help his speed.
Assuming, of course, that he does get the concepts and just needs motivation to really get them down cold.
(fyi, the rocket game is really fast. I had trouble with it. : But I did improve my time the second round!)
Laura - Mom to ds (10) and dd (7) "Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life." Brian Andreas.
Another pitch to try a variety of creative and fun ways to memorize the timestables, but not to hold your son's math education hostage to them. Move on in math as well. If you don't think he's ready for what's coming up in whatever curriculum you're using, make a diversion into something like Hands-On Equations, Games for Math, Key To Geometry, fractals, probability and Calculus for Kids. Real mathematics is so much more than arithmetic and some of the best mathematicians barely survived their arithmetic education. Don't let it be an unyeilding obstacle to the more interesting stuff.