- Children learn the addition and multiplication facts
without counting on their fingers
- Mastery of facts in 6 weeks
- Only 36 facts to memorize
- Homeschool Multiple Package Includes:
- Lesson Plans
- Six Weeks of Daily Activity Sheets
- Post Test
- Flash Cards
- Created by Glenda Brown James
- Available from Homeschool Addition and Multiplication Teaching and Learning Made Easy
In our house, Rebekah was the one to use and test this product. She knows her multiplication facts, but could use some help in instant recall.
The premise behind this program is that by eliminating certain multiplication facts that are easily learned, such as the zero, one, ten, and eleven facts, there are only 36 left to learn. These 36 facts are then divided by six weeks, so 6 facts per week are introduced. The facts are not presented in fact families, but as six random facts per week. In actuality the facts are not random but have been carefully selected and studied for maximum comprehension. This random learning of facts forces a child to rely on their memory.
There are daily activity sheets, games and flashcards to help in learning each weeks six facts. The activity sheets feature the same type of activity in order for each week. For example, the first page for each week is a color by number.
Games help to reinforce the facts for the week as well as previously learned facts. Flash cards are also included for extra practice.
This program had some aspects that were really good for Rebekah and some that did not work out so well. Some of the things that worked really well for Rebekah were:
- Simple to use
- Varied activity sheets
Rebekah liked the variety of the activity sheets. There were some sheets she just loved. The color by number sheets, where she had to do a multiplication problem to find out what color she should use, were fun for her. The pages involving solving problems to find the secret code as well as the pages with cutting were big hits with her. Rebekah likes variety in her schoolwork.
One worksheet required a lot of pencil work, this always became a struggle for Rebekah and we ended up just talking this page out.
One of the games was confusing. This particular game had no instructions that I could find. Rebekah and I made up our own rules to this game. All the other games had instructions.
Flashcards are a chore to Rebekah, so the flashcards did not get much use while we were reviewing this product. I tried more than once to use them, but she just was not interested
This product worked decently for Rebekah. It is not a flashy program, but it can teach a child their facts. As far as mastery in 6 weeks, we have not seen that result, but we have seen improvement.
Many of the SchoolHouse Review Crew reviewed the Multiplication Teaching and Learning Made Easy book as well as their Addition package. Click on the banner above to read what they thought of the program.
Disclaimer: As an Independent contractor for The Old Schoolhouse and member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew I received Multiplication Teaching and Learning Made Easy book for free from Homeschool Addition and Multiplication Teaching and Learning Made Easy in exchange for my honest review of their product. All opinions given are mine and/or my children’s.