Math Made Easy‘s multiplication is a great way to learn or reinforce multiplication. I love it because it is hands on. There are flash cards and games in the back of the workbook. It is set up for 6 weeks of lessons. Each 53 page spiral bound book sells for $24.95. They also offer an addition workbook.
Math Made Easy Multiplication is recommended for 3rd-4th grade. We used it for my 8th grade daughter to help memorize her multiplication. Even though some of the activities were obviously for younger children, she thought this was a great way to memorize her multiplication facts. Her skip counting and counting on her fingers is frustrating her as she gets older. She likes the short lessons, the hands on activities, games and puzzles. I wish we had this when she was younger!
From their website:
- Children learn the addition and multiplication facts
without counting on their fingers
- Mastery of facts in 6 weeks
- Only 36 facts to memorize
Math Made Easy is written to make memorizing multiplication as painless as possible. Facts for 0, 1, 10, & 11 are eliminated right up front because these are easy to remember. Students learn that problems like 2×3 and 3×2 are the same, so they are easy to learn just one time. That leaves just 36 facts to be learned over 6 weeks!
I wouldn’t use this as our math curriculum for the year, but it’s a great product to use for 6 weeks to learn multiplication. There were a few places in the book that were a little confusing. There were no directions on the tracking form or the Indian game, but we figured it out.
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*Disclaimer: I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.