About Our Method
Many years ago, there was a giant who lived in a forest. People were afraid of him because he was so big. The lonely giant decided to go to the city to find some friends. During his journey to the city, he saw some construction workers putting up a new sign. The giant walked up to one of the workers and tapped him on the shoulder. When the man saw the giant, he dropped the sign. The SIGN (9) landed on the giant’s SHOE (2) and his toe started ACHING (18).
Our method uses imaginative, sometimes goofy, pictures and stories to help a student remember the answers to the multiplication facts.
Numbers and number combinations are difficult to remember, because numbers are abstract, rather than concrete, concepts. Our system uses current brain research to optimize memory and mnemonic devices to help students recall the multiplication facts.
Our lessons are designed to appeal to all learning modalities. Each lesson includes:
- Pictures for the visual learner
- Stories for the auditory learner
- Activities for the kinesthetic learner
Our complete method and all of our resources in one book!
- 244 pages of step-by-step lesson plans, activities, worksheets flashcards, tests, and more.
- Includes a digital download of the student e-book
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Why Our Method Works: An Analogy
Have you ever found yourself in a parking lot that assigns an object to each level?
For example, some parking garages will associate each level with a different animal. Level 1 might be assigned a sheep, level 2 might be assigned a cow, level 3 might be assigned a dog, and so on. Each level might also broadcast the animal sounds, so, as you walk to the exit while on level 3, you will hear the bark of a dog during your stroll. The parking lot might also divide each level into sections, with each section assigned a color, and each stall assigned a unique number; therefore, you might have parked in stall 11 within the blue section.
All of these tricks are designed to aid recall. The abstract number “3” is associated with the concrete concept of a dog. The sound of the dog appeals to the auditory learner, while the picture of the dog appeals to the visual learner. The blue section helps you narrow down your parking location, even if you do not remember your stall number.
- Review the mnemonic devices shared by teachers and students when using our approach.
- Review How Our System Works to understand current theories supporting our system.
- Our experiences demonstrate that teachers and parents embrace the system after witnessing the successes of their students and children.
- Still feeling skeptical? Why not throw caution to the wind and give it a try?