Alan Walker

About Alan

Alan Walker has been an educator for over 30 years. He is currently the Technology and Data Systems Director for a school district in Washington State.

The book, Memorize in Minutes: The Times Tables, was based on a method Alan developed in his classroom over 10 years ago. Using pictures and stories, he was able to teach ALL of his students the times tables in a few weeks spending just 10 to 15 minutes a day. He shared his method with other teachers, and these teachers provided constructive feedback in return. The final book was a result of hundreds of hours of research and development.  His newest book, Multiplication in a Flash, uses "quick tricks" (mnemonic devices) to teach the twos, fives, and nines, and uses pictures, stories, and activities to teach the remaining facts.

Alan's honors include Washington State Teacher of the Year Nominee, Washington State Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Education, and Washington State Technology Leader of the Year.

Skating through the Eights

Posted by Alan Walker

Sandy from California, wore roller blades into the classroom when she introduced the eights to her students.

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Multiplication Motivation Moments

Review - Memorize in Minutes: The Times Tables

Posted by Alan Walker

"I'd already spent a ton on other books, video games, Montessori materials etc. But, what the heck. $30 is $30 and if it works, it's worth $3000."

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Teachers Talk

Game Developer - Natasha Oliver

Posted by Alan Walker

Natasha Oliver started developing games for in 2007. Since then, she has created over 50 games that help kids practice their times tables.

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The Game Zone