Thursday, October 20, 2011

Multiplication Made Fun

9780756675912HMultiplication made Fun
Published at DK Canada

About the book

Multiplication Made Fun offers a fresh, fun look at mastering multiplication!

Using up to the minute teaching techniques as well as traditional teaching methods to make sure those times tables stay in the brain, children will love the fast paced games, surprising tricks, puzzles, and the innovative times table wonder wheel.

My Thoughts

Starting with basic information about number, this book will introduce the multiplication to your child. 

The first exercise that involves multiplication in this book is the counting of socks.   Quickly the child will understand that you can multiply to calculate how many you have of something in a faster way than if you would use addition.

Our curriculum for Math is phenomenal but I am pleased to have this book in my hands for my kids.   If one of the three youngest ones has trouble to understand the concept of multiplication, I can quickly take this book out and explain in a different way for them.   The way this book is presented, it demonstrates and explains the easier multiplications tables (1, 2, 10 and 5) before getting into the more complicated ones (3, 4, 9, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12).  In each page you will see the owl helping with the teaching.  For example, in the page of 5x the owl says “Numbers in the 5 times table end with either a 5 or a 0.”    Each page also has a little exercise to deepen the understanding.  At the end of the book, you have two pages of small activities to see if your child has understood the concept of multiplication (don’t worry the answers are at the end of the book!).

The cover of the book illustrates an owl whose eyes are a times table wonder wheel.   It is quite ingenious to present it like this.

Though at this point in time, my oldest son doesn’t need this book (he masters his times tables), I know that my other kids might learn differently and might need other incentives to learn them.   This book is original and can be of help if needed be.

Multiplication Made Fun is available at your favorite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending this book for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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