Multiply With Me – Instructor Guide

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Parents and teachers can teach multiplication in the best way using this scripted workbook full of movement-based activities. Available as a paperback copy or digital-download e-book. Select your choice in the drop-down menu below.

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The How-To Guide For Teaching Multiplication

Are you looking for different methods on how to teach multiplication to your children or students? Multiply With Me is an innovative, scripted guidebook that makes teaching multiplication through physical activity and counting easy. This Instructor Guide is a part of the Math & Movement multiplication program. The best way to teach multiplication is with movement-based activities!

Multiple With Me harnesses a child’s love of movement and turns it into enthusiasm for skip counting and multiplication. Children learn to multiply quickly and efficiently while enjoying the experience. The large print and child-centered activities in this program encourage children, especially those reluctant to math, to practice the basics.

Teachers and parents can use Multiply With Me as a supplement to your school’s curriculum or for homeschool multiplication. The complete multiplication program includes this instructor guide and our Student Workbook (sold separately). The two books can also be purchased in a package with our Skip Counting desktop charts.

Any child who can count to 144 can use the Multiply With Me program. Children as young as two or three can even begin some of the included activities, such as counting their steps. Most importantly, movement benefits all children. Complete the entire Multiply With Me program while standing up and moving around!

Many research studies have shown that movement enhances learning. Too much sitting results in decreased circulation and a subsequent decrease in concentration, while certain kinds of movement stimulate the release of dopamine and noradrenalin in the brain – which are essential to learning. Exercise stimulates our brains to produce a chemical called the brain-derived-neurotropic factor or BDNF. The extra BDNF helps new neurons and their connections grow.

Knowledge of skip counting facilitates the process of learning multiplication, division, factoring, fractions, decimals, percents, algebra, and advanced math. Teaching children the ABCs helps a child learn to read in the same way that teaching children to skip count helps a child learn multiplication.

The Best Way To Teach Multiplication – With Movement!

Create positive, energetic memories that your child will associate with math. Children who are comfortable with math in elementary school are less at risk to develop math anxiety later on. Furthermore, by using this multiplication workbook, you will set your student up to be confident in their comprehension of multiplication, rather than just rote memorization of facts. This strong foundation allows students to be successful in future advanced math concepts!

This multiplication program requires minimal preparation time. Multiply With Me is a scripted course. The Instructor Guide includes word-for-word what to say when leading a lesson!

Multiply With Me is flexible and can be used around busy schedules. There are forty-five lessons, each using only the body and common household objects, making them ideal for homeschool multiplication.

Use these multiplication lessons as a part of our Fifteen Minute Math Challenge, in which parents, teachers, and students commit to spending fifteen minutes a day engaging in an enjoyable math-related activity. Lessons in Multiply With Me are short, small, and easy to digest. You can also try out some of the included math games, such as Multiplication War, as part of the challenge.

Introduce fun ways to teach multiplication facts that encourage children to move! Watch your students’ learning improve simultaneously.

 


Product Details

Author: Suzy Koontz, Math & Movement Founder and CEO

ISBN: 978-0-9815146-0-4

Pages: 124

Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

 


Testimonials

 

“I love that you have made math an active endeavor (and so do my kids). And just so you know—the instructions to SHOUT the circled numbers were hilarious to my six-year-old. She thought that part was fantastic!”

—Parent of Public School Students

 

“I asked the kids what they thought of the lessons… they both said ‘It’s GREAT!’ My son (age 8.5) said, ‘I like the games and practicing the skip counting… I like the how many? game best… it is fun to do the tossing.’ My daughter (age 6) said, ‘I like the counting… it’s really fun…I like putting the tic tacs and kisses into the compartments… it is fun to skip count.’

It seems to me that is the most anyone could ask for out of a math lesson!! I am enjoying it too…the lessons themselves as well as the fact that my kids are asking for it! I can honestly highly encourage this program to anyone who is interested in helping their child truly understand multiplication and actually love it.”

—Former Elementary School Teacher and Parent

 

“What a treat on the 1st try! My son loved counting beans in the egg cartons and learning to count by 2s. He particularly liked the variety of methods of practicing, counting with me, counting by jumping, or by clapping. When we moved to the workbook he loved circling the numbers in the chart. A real thrill was at the end of the first day of trying the skip counting method (we were doing “2s”). While he was falling asleep he asked, “Mommy, can you skip count by 4s?”

The 4 things I like most about ‘Multiply With Me, Learning to Multiply Can Be Fun’

  1. Concepts are presented in small accessible chunks
  2. Lessons are set up so there is a review of the previous lessons. That way the material is renewed and connected to the new lessons
  3. Physical movements and manipulatives to use, my son especially thrived on this
  4. Multiple kinds of activities to learn and exercise the concepts”

—Dr. Jacquie Lopez-Higgins, PHd. Biochemistry

 

“My daughter has benefitted greatly from Multiply With Me! She is on the road to multiplying and understanding grouping numbers together. The physical part of Multiply With Me is super. Catching and throwing a ball while she counts has made numbers much more exciting. The action part has created a smiley face instead of stress.”

—Homeschooling Parent

 

“I began Multiply With Me when my daughter finished third grade. What a difference it was to use Multiply With Me It was a no-stress way of learning and a lot of fun. Since my daughter was 9, we skipped ahead a bit, but it was a fun way to reinforce what she had already learned (or should I say memorized?). I think she gained a stronger understanding of the relationship between numbers. She enjoyed the clapping and other movements that went along with the lessons. In fact, one of her major complaints about school was that she had to sit for 45 minutes or so while doing math. I think younger children and even children at her age need to move during class. It is hard for them to sit still, let alone concentrate. The movement helped her focus in an effortless way on the math. She is now in fourth grade, and I think she has an understanding of multiplication that goes beyond memorization. Recently she told me that she knows how to multiply so well that she’s helping a friend in class!”

— Architect and Parent

 

“I am writing at this time to express my delight with your book, Multiply With Me. My son and I love it and I am greatly impressed with the mathematical teaching concepts you have made available to young children. Although I have been teaching my son how to read since he was a baby, I have had little idea how to teach him mathematical concepts other than simple counting. Your book gave me the words and method with which to begin his love of mathematics and he was readily able to grasp the lesson even at age 5. Never before have I had the experience of doing math “work” with him while he was giggling and jumping around. I suspect this technique may be especially useful with young children because there is little need to sit quietly.

From my experience teaching mathematics in both high school and college, I am aware of the need to improve our students’ confidence and competence with basic mathematics. I often ran into algebra students who could not factor without a calculator. I suspect that this failure begins maybe as early as third grade when students are first learning multiplication tables.

Your concept of using body and voice while skip counting as well as the two-finger approach to reading numerical sequences, is quite intriguing. Involving so many areas of the brain simultaneously makes perfect sense to me in regard to the potential increase in mathematical achievement for a child.

Your directions are so clear and creative that any parent would be able to do these lessons with his/her child. Every child who completed even a handful of these lessons would gain confidence and be well-prepared for third-grade mathematics. And any tool that can increase confidence and affection for mathematics cannot help but increase the pool of adult candidates for careers in mathematics.”

—Actuary and Parent

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  1. Marcia Wade

    This is a great resource for those parents who want to help their child with skip counting and multiplication, but aren’t sure hoe to go about doing it. This guide actually gives you words to say as a parent, but is adaptable to your needs!

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