A while back, I purchased an Indie-published book that was supposed to be full of fun games to help children learn multiplication.
I don’t think I’ve ever been so disappointed with a book purchase in my life. Almost half the pages consist of filling in the multiplication table. And the “games” were really logic puzzles. Not only that, but there was no rhyme or reason to it. No sequence.
I was so disappointed with it, that I decided to write my own multiplication activity book for homeschoolers. It contains at least fifteen REAL games, as well as a bunch of puzzles, several tricks, pattern-finding activities, and step-by-step instructions on how to multiply multiple-digit numbers in your head.
Not only that, but it also teaches the concept of division, starting with the basics and moving up to what your typical fifth grader is taught in your typical school.
EXCEPT…I teach two methods of doing long division that are MUCH easier than the standard algorithm.
The book, in essence, teaches second- to fifth-grade multiplication and division concepts in a fun and logical way. Let children begin when they’re ready for it (I mean, REALLY ready, not when the conventional school system thinks they should be), and they may be able to finish the book in a few months!
The title of the book is Multiplication Is Fun! (and division is delightful!). It is a paperback book, not a digital one. Click here to check it out.
And if you end up buying it, please be sure to review it! TIA. 🙂