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Multiply and Divide with Sticks and Steps: Teach This Easy Method in Just 5 Minutes

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Paperback, 98 pages
Published July 5th 2010 by Enrichment Books
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brandy oliver
Jul 28, 2012 brandy oliver rated it it was amazing
I am very impressed with this book! I have always loved math when I was in school, and we have 4 children, ages, 2,5,8 and 19. This was used to help our 8 year old son, who actually is pretty good at math, however, due to an illness, missed a lot of school in his last year. (2nd grade). We have been buying and searching for and printing, all kinds of lessons, for all the kids actually. But specifically for our 8 year old. Just so he stays on track with his grade and schoolwork.
Math is one of the
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Trista
May 05, 2012 Trista rated it it was amazing
As a Special Education teacher I am often faced with math difficulties, in both the students and parents. I implement a home letter to inform the parents what is going on in the classroom and a bit of review on topics that we will come across in case they (the parent) need help! Trust me, this is important! If you have a little one who is just starting school ask the teacher for a parent letter - especially if the district is using a set math curriculum.



Sticks and Steps is a great book to have
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Penny Minding Mom
Apr 02, 2012 Penny Minding Mom rated it really liked it
I have always struggled with math, in fact I still struggle with it. I remember sitting at home trying to memorize multiplication tables and getting frustrated when I couldn't remember them especially during exams. Now, I see my nephew having the same struggles and I now have an easy way to help him learn how to multiply and divide .

Multiply and Divide with Sticks and Steps - Teach this Easy Method in just 5 Minutes by Maureen Stearns, B.A., M.S. Exceptional Student Educator, truly is an easy to
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Debbie
Mar 06, 2011 Debbie rated it really liked it
The concept of book is to simplify multiplication and division so that regardless of whether or not a student can memorize the times table, they will always have a strategy that helps them to be able to figure out the answer, how to get it and why that number makes sense. This method of counting tally marks help to reduce errors in counting and increase confidence in mathematics.

There are large diagrams that help to explain the reasoning of multiplication and this method of multiplying. The voc
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Jessica Bailey
Jun 27, 2013 Jessica Bailey rated it it was amazing
I flipped through this book as soon as I got it. The cover is so inviting, and looks so simple, that even my young daughters wanted to see inside...My daughters are 4, 3 and 1. I loved what I saw, and decided I'd test it out myself first to see how easy it really is. It was VERY simple to do AND helps you understand what you are doing.


I've never had a problem doing math, but I thought my 4 year old could start working on it...maybe even learn to multiply earlier than I thought she would. After
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Lana Bradstream
Aug 19, 2012 Lana Bradstream rated it really liked it
This is a first for me -- a children's book, more specifically, an educational children's book. It is like a study guide you would receive in the second grade. It is MULTIPLY AND DIVIDE WITH STICKS AND STEPS by educator Maureen Stearns.

To break it down for you, let's say you have the problem 3x4. You draw three sticks on a piece of paper. Then, you draw four steps. You count the sticks and put 3 on the first step. You continue counting and place 6 on the second, 9 on the third and finally 12 o
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Mochalove
Jun 01, 2012 Mochalove rated it it was amazing
Learning math is often a sore point with young school age kids and their parents, as most people are not mathematically inclined. While there are a great many books out there on the market that profess to teaching the easy methods to understanding and performing math functions many of them somehow fall short or present a series of confusing methods that can frustrate both students and parents alike Maureen Stearns B.A. ,M.S. who is a parent, educator and author has found the perfect method to ...more
Sharon Martin
Apr 12, 2012 Sharon Martin rated it it was amazing
When I read through the book I found myself wishing I had found this a few years ago when my son was at the stage of learning his multiplication and division. He was so enthusiastic to sit go through his times tables but when he became stuck and just couldn't remember seeing the disappointment in his eyes, especially with the 6x, 7x and 8x tables. The book would have been such a valuable tool for both myself and my son.

The simple, yet clever method not only covers basic multiplication in detail,
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Kim Hansen
Sep 17, 2012 Kim Hansen rated it it was amazing
What a cool little book! Reviewing a childrens book is not the norm for me, especially a teaching book, but “Multiply and Divide with Sticks and Steps”, by author Maureen Otteni opened my eyes to a whole new way of teaching kids about math.

I have 7 children – unfortunately, they are all grown now and and I have no need for this book – BUT, I really do wish I had it when they were young. This study guide, for children around the 2nd grade level, outlines a very simple way to teach children how to
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Jennifer
Apr 09, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
When I received this book I looked through the book with the eye of an 8th Grade teacher who has also taught 2nd and 5th. I know where my kids come from and where they need to go with their math and in what process.

This book goes through the process of teaching Multiplication and Division in a semi hands-on method with materials that are easy to find. I do think that is a good resource a reluctant young learner. I do think that it does lack in teaching the basic numeracy of numbers which when in
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Hanna
Aug 06, 2012 Hanna rated it it was amazing
I did have a little bit of trouble doing multiplication when I was in elementary school. It wasn't that I wasn't smart enough to figure it out. It was just really, really boring. They sit you in a room called "math class" and the teacher gives you this little sheet numbered one to ten horizontally as well as one to ten vertically and with a few more numbers they call it a multiplication chart. I was in third grade and they expected us to memorize it. And guess who didn't, that's right, this ...more
Debi
Aug 16, 2012 Debi rated it it was amazing
My older son struggled learning to multiply and divide and I saw my other child starting to. I was thrilled to see how quickly she learned through this systems. She learned how to multiply large numbers quickly and with no tears. Honestly if a child can count, they can multiply and divide. I can not wait to start to teach my youngest child to use the system in about another year when her counting skills are more secure. I plan on telling the teachers in the school system about this book because ...more
Sarah
Aug 31, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Clearly I was skeptical when I read this book would teach multiplication in 5 minutes. However, with a 5 year old preparing to enter kindergarten I have been looking for all resources to give her an advantage. With my daughter's young age I thought Sticks and Steps would be just an introduction for her. Instead, I found she was actually grasping the concepts and following the methods (literally within minutes). I am thrilled to help her build such an early math foundation. This is a must-have ...more
Terry
This is a very helpful book, and I wish (a) we had had it much sooner; and (b) could use it to allow our daughter to show her work. This is not a book you complete in a few sittings, so it is best to start before they start studying multiplying and dividing at school.

Pros: You'll find lots of help and cheer-leading as you use this book to learn multiplication and division.

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rebecca bryant
Aug 14, 2012 rebecca bryant rated it really liked it
The book Multiply and Divide with sticks and Steps is an easy to read book that walks you through a method of learning the math skills of multiplying and dividing. i found this book to be very easy to follow and by the end had found a new way to making math easier. I let my son read it and he said he found it enjoyable and could understand it very well. On a whole if you have a child struggling to learn these math skills and would like a new perspective on teaching the skill then I suggest you ...more
Krissyb
Apr 05, 2012 Krissyb rated it it was amazing
Whenever I see something that touts "pain-free" and "only 5 minutes," I become a little skeptical. But as an educator myself and mama of 3, I can assure you that this method for learning to multiply and divide is just that: easy enough for a 5 year old and pain-free. I was very impressed with the layout and clarity of the book and it's examples. And the simplicity of the method itself makes me thump my head with a "why didn't I think of that!" response. BRILLIANT!
Laura
Apr 22, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
I wish this book had been around when my older boys were learning multiplication and struggling. The technique is simple to apply and even kids that are not considered "special needs" can use the book.

I expected this book to cover the basic multiplication and division, but was pleased to see even concepts like square roots and least common multiple make an appearance.
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