Learning Multiplication Basics Video

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I have a friend who was blessed  to take her family of 5 to Europe this fall. They stayed for two months traveling from town to town.  Her family accompanied her husband who is making a documentary. Twist their arms, they must go dive into the culture and provide moral support. Her 3 beautiful children had the time of their lives and made unforgettable memories.

But while they were away, life here went on and so did math class... 

She came straight to the source, Multiplication.com and we provided her with books and online games to catch up her sweet and ever so smart boy.

As I was looking for  resources to send her way, I came across this video made by www.multiplication.com in 2008, and I wanted to share it again. The video is easy to understand and allows  your kids to have a hands on learning experience-- and cookies:)

I am also giving you a yummy chocolate chip cookie recipe to assist your multiplication teaching skills.

This recipe is from KitchenAid and has become my favorite over the years. This yummy recipe is from www.food.com

Kitchenaid Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins
Yield: 54-72 cookies


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar ( or 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses)
1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Soften butter in the microwave. I microwave each stick of butter 15 seconds then rotate 180 degrees and microwave for another 15 seconds. Your oven will be different.
Place sugars, butter, eggs, and vanilla in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer.
Turn to Speed 2 and mix for 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to Speed 4 and beat another 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl.
Sift together baking soda, salt, and flour.
Turn to Stir Speed. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture over about 2 minutes.
Turn to Speed 2 and mix 30 seconds.
Turn to Stir Speed and add chocolate chips, mixing for 15 seconds.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, longer if you prefer crunchy cookies.
Let the cookies rest for 1 minute after removing from oven, then remove them and cool on wire racks. Allow the baking sheets to cool about 2 minutes before using them for the next batch.