Times Tales: So, wow. I heard about this book, last year, from a friend of mine. Xavier (my 8-year-old son) started doing multiplication at the beginning of this year, and I had forgotten about the book. We struggled with trying to memorize the multiplication tables. Now, I'm a big proponent of memorization of math facts. It just makes using them easier. But, Xavier has

*understood*multiplication for

**years**. And, he was having a hard time memorizing them. Finally, after we had already moved on to division (I refuse to hold him back when he is already learning pre-Algebra from watching Gabriel do it), I remembered April's recommendation. I asked her if she still had her books and she loaned them to me. I brought them home and, one night while Xavier was waiting for Dominic (the 5-year-old son) to go to sleep so that

*he*could go to sleep, we sat in the chair together and read through the book. It was 11:00 at night. We went through it in about 20 minutes. The next day, Xavier still remembered all his multiplication facts. Finally, we can stop worrying about this. I

*highly*recommend these books. At $14.95, they aren't much more than a set of flash cards, and cheaper than some music CDs that teach the multiplication facts. They are faster than either of these approaches.

One caveat to this, Xavier is a right brained thinker. He thinks in pictures. I am a whole brained thinker and learned the multiplication facts while lying in bed at night listening to my dad say them to me over and over again. That did not work for Xavier. This book would have driven

*me*up the wall. Probably with Mrs. Week and Mrs. Snowman in the car. On the other hand, I can't guarantee that. It might have taught me my facts faster.A funny note about the way Xavier did his multiplication before this book: If the problem was 3x9, he would say, "9x2=18, plus 9=27." If the problem was 4x9, he would say, "9x2=18, plus 18=36." If the problem was 9x6, he would say, "9x2=18, plus 18=36, plus 18=54." That boy could do that type of multiplication faster than most people can do regular multiplication. But, now he's even faster, and he's less frustrated.

So, in honor of the fact that this is such an amazing resource, I'm giving one away this week. This giveaway will end at 11:59 P.M., Tuesday, February 3. Good luck!

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Oh I'd love to have this for my niece, she's really struggling with her times tables.

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