Mastery of the basic multiplication facts is essential to future mathematics success. Children fall behind without immediate recall of the facts of multiplication up to 12 x 12. Lacking a ready knowledge of these facts it is hard to work many mathematical problems such as division and computing fractions.
Memorizing the multiplication facts can be difficult. But it need not be! Beginning with the 10’s “Trick” (the easiest) Multiplication Made Easy and Fun! is designed sequentially to build competence and confidence in children as they tackle their multiplication tables. Building on knowledge they already possess such as minus one, tens partners, and identical partners children learn to see patterns in the multiplication facts. They use these “tricks” until the facts are embedded in their memory. With practice, children no longer need to rely on the “tricks”.
Most multiplication programs teach the facts in numerical order x2, x3, up to x12. Multiplication Made Easy and Fun! starts with x10, x11, then, x9. These are the easiest to learn when you know the pattern or “trick.” Children quickly find they can be successful in learning their multiplication facts and they enjoy the process! They’re hooked!
Multiplication Made Easy and Fun! helps all children attain the competent and confident memorization of the multiplication facts 2-12.
It is assumed that the concept of multiplication has been taught or is being taught concurrently with this program.