Multiply and divide with sticks and steps
Teach this easy method in just 5 minutes
Has your child ever cried to you about not knowing multiplication? Well here comes the most pain free way for teachers, parents, and students to learn the art of multiplication and Division. As a homeschool teacher I can honestly say this is the best book out there to show everyone exactly what they need to know and in the simplist form. Every child can learn multiplication in 5 minutes. It is quick and fun for kids of all ages. I have found that this book is a booster for students who are having trouble with math.
This book is a must have for all teachers and students alike.I strongly recommend this book to everyone who has or will have children, as it is a great addition to everyones library. Maureen Stearns is a great writer.
Jun 1, 2012
Where has this Book been all my life?
Learning math is often a sore point with young school age kids and their parents, as most people are not mathematically inclined. While there are a great many books out there on the market that profess to teaching the easy methods to understanding and performing math functions many of them somehow fall short or present a series of confusing methods that can frustrate both students and parents alike Maureen Stearns B.A. ,M.S. who is a parent, educator and author has found the perfect method to easily teaching multiplication and division to students which is published in a book titled Multiply and Divide with Sticks and Steps.
As a parent of six children myself I understand the trials and tribulations of teaching young children anything especially multiplication and division. This book is a simplified guide to multiplication and division and it works very well. I know this system works because I tested the methods out on my own children and the results were great. Written in easy to understand language with the steps adeptly completely illustrated this book can work wonders for all students, this book even includes multiplying and dividing large numbers, common multiples and square roots for the more advanced learners. Also this book includes illustrations that map the steps out which is both a great help and a plus.
I highly recommend this book as an at home teaching tool for all students and it should be included in the curriculum for math teachers dealing with students struggling with math.
Apr 12, 2012
I would definitely recommend this book
When I read through the book I found myself wishing I had found this a few years ago when my son was at the stage of learning his multiplication and division. He was so enthusiastic to sit go through his times tables but when he became stuck and just couldn't remember seeing the disappointment in his eyes, especially with the 6x, 7x and 8x tables. The book would have been such a valuable tool for both myself and my son.
The simple, yet clever method not only covers basic multiplication in detail, it also covers what's the missing number, both short and long multiplication and division sums and progresses onto slightly more advanced areas such as square root and the least common multiple. The author has also included some lovely educational quotes throughout the book to inspire.
I found the book very easy to read and understand from the simple instructions and clear diagrams. The numerous diagrams are spread out nicely throughout the different stages of the book and you also benefit from extra examples at each stage to reiterate the problems and solutions. For a parent or teacher it is very quick to read through and digest and be able to share the knowledge with the child. For a child it makes learning, what can be a difficult subject, fun and enjoyable. What I think makes it all work is the fact that they visually and physically see the problem being solved in the steps, which makes it so much easier for them to remember.
I would definitely recommend this book to any young mathematician and of course their helper !!
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