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The Multiplication Course by Steve Wyborney is finished and completely ready!  It is a highly interactive multiplication course – on YouTube – with 156 short videos.  They are completely ready for all students, all teachers, all parents, everyone!


The course teaches students deep, rich, and important multiplication concepts while they are also learning multiplication facts.  It also puts students in control of their learning, allowing them to pause the think deeply, allowing them time to write, allowing them to discover important math ideas.



The animated videos are organized in 12 chapters – and each chapter is in a playlist on YouTube.  The course is for students in grades 3-8, and it’s completely free.  There aren’t even ads.


If you are looking for a multiplication resource for…

your students

your children

your class..

or your entire school

this may be a great resource for you!


Scroll down to continue learning about The Multiplication Course!




Watch how quickly you can access an entire chapter with a single click:

The Chapter 3 Playlist 


If you want to watch a single video to get a feel for the course, watch this 3-minute video:

The Chapter 8 Preview


The Entire Chapter Playlist can be found below – and you are welcome to watch any (or all) of the course, use any (or all) of the course, and share any (or all) of the course with others!  This is meant to be a powerful resource – about a very important topic – that is freely available to everyone.


Quick Access to All Chapter Playlists

Chapter 1 Playlist

Chapter 2 Playlist

Chapter 3 Playlist

Chapter 4 Playlist

Chapter 5 Playlist

Chapter 6 Playlist

Chapter 7 Playlist

Chapter 8 Playlist

Chapter 9 Playlist

Chapter 10 Playlist

Chapter 11 Playlist

Chapter 12 Playlist


Inside the course, you’ll find much of the same style that I’ve used in Esti-Mysteries… with Splat!… with 20 Days of Number Sense of Number Sense and Rich Math Talk


You’ll see that the course includes…

  • 3-Dimensional Drawing
  • Motion Challenges
  • Puzzle Challenges with Multiplication Thinking
  • Strategies for learning and understanding multiplication facts and concepts



Students will create Number Concept Maps…


Students will complete 3-Dimensional Drawings…


 Students will see multiple perspectives…


Student will be challenge to use multiplication thinking…


Challenge levels increase in every chapter…


Strategies for seeking Powerful Learning Opportunities are explained…


Key connections are featured!

Perspectives, Multiple Representations, Math Talk, and Connecting Visuals to Expressions…

…and connecting expressions to expressions…


I’ve also designed it to be extremely easy to access and use.  At the same time it’s also powerful and extremely flexible.


Picture These Scenarios

Picture a classroom where all students are accessing the course, where one student is learning all about multiplication ideas for the first time traveling through each lesson… while another student who just didn’t understand multiplication the year before is using it for extra support, hearing another perspective seeing additional visuals…   and yet another student is accelerating through it at their own pace digging in to the more advanced concepts the course offers…


…and still another student using it to re-watch a lesson from the day before (because students can easily do that on YouTube), and still another student chooses to focus on the representation lesson in each chapter… or the drawing lessons in each chapter… or the puzzle challenges in each chapter… or the 3-dimensional perspective lessons in each chapter.


…and yet another student from the class in a different setting (such as at home) is also watching it…


…and another student whose best time to go through the course is not during the school day, can see it is later when it works better…


Keep looking around the scenarios, and notice that one student has turned on the Closed Captioning, two other students are discussing their 3-dimensional multiplication drawings with each other (safely in person – or in a breakout room).  Another student is completing a visual concept map showing representations.  And still another student – who has clicked the Pause Button – is solving a puzzle using multiplication thinking before The Reveal shows the answer.




The possibilities go on and on…


Students in class every other day?

Now they have a resource to use every day.


Students who didn’t finish multiplication last year?

Now they have a complete course.


Students who memorized the facts, but didn’t ever make the all-important connections to other concepts?

Here is powerful opportunity to make those connections.


The teacher who isn’t sure what to do to provide a sustained learning narrative in ever-fluxing situations?

This course works across scenarios – it’s designed for all environments and for situations in which learning environments need to change in the middle of the year – with our without advance notice.


The parent who wants more support for their child?

Here is a resource.


A teach of teachers who want to use the visuals as an ongoing resource for number talks?

There are literally thousands of images in the course.


The closer you look, the more you’ll recognize that this course is designed to work at school… and it’s designed to work at home… and it’s also designed to work in situations where students may move from one environment to the other – even with only short notice.


Please know, it’s not perfect.  This is just about the maximum amount of material that I am able to draw, animate, script, record, take through the video editing process and post to YouTube between the beginning of June and August 16, 2020.


How to Share Videos and Playlists

If you want to share a chapter (with other colleagues or other parents or students) it’s very easy to do.  One way to share a playlist is to…

1.  Open a lesson or playlist on YouTube.

2.  Click on the share button…

3.  Click COPY…

4. Then paste the link in a platform where you can share it out.


It can be shared through…

  • Email
  • Google Classroom
  • Text
  • On a Google Slide
  • Of course, this list is nearly endless



If you want to see the ENTIRE COURSE on YouTube simply click on


  1. My YouTube Channel – Playlists Tab.
  2. You can also SORT BY (on the right side) and click “Oldest to Newest)


What materials do the students need? 

Only paper and pencil.  There are some lessons where a highlighter would be a useful additional tool, but is not necessary.



I’ll be sharing more information about the course in the days and weeks to come.

There are 4 ways to easily access updates

  1. Visit this blog post.
  2. Subscribe to this blog for updates – and exclusive resources.
  3. Follow my YouTube Channel
  4. Watch my Twitter Feed


If you have questions or comments please leave them as a comment in this blog post.  


Please Share This Resource with Anyone Who Can Use It

Also – if you know someone who would benefit from knowing about this, please share it with them.  There may be a teacher, a parent, an administrator, or someone else you know who has students or a child working on multiplication who could use a very solid foundation with this very important concept.   Please share this with them.


I’d like to wish you a wonderful school year!


I hope this will be a truly powerful resource for you!


All my best,








  1. Bobbi Patterson-Gurney on September 22, 2020 at 2:48 am

    As a long time fan of your work, this series is genius! It is going to be a saving grace during this time of distance learning in Oregon. Thank you for your dedicated work that has changed the lives of so many!

    • Steve Wyborney on September 25, 2020 at 6:40 am

      Thank you, Bobbi!

  2. Berenise Velazquez on August 31, 2020 at 7:29 am

    First of all thank you it’s refreshing to see free material for math and not worry it’s a dig at my own pocket. I teach high school math and there are very few free resources!
    Just a question is the whim corse designed for any grade level to be able to watch the series and be able to follow? Or are there specific chapters for certain age/grade group?

    My son missed out his multiplication introduction last year due to the pandemic and I would like to get him into some of these videos but also don’t want to strain him and have him doing something above his knowledge level.

    • Steve Wyborney on September 1, 2020 at 7:25 am

      Hi Berenise,

      I’m writing a guide for teachers and parents. For grades 3 and 4 – as well as any student who has historically struggled with multiplication – I would certainly complete the entire course. For grades 5 and up, there are some ways to accelerate through some foundational lessons. More details to come soon.

  3. Deb Little on August 30, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    I have been a fan of your materials for years! I’ve become a better educator and my students have reaped the benefits! I am always impressed by the thoroughness of your Esti-mysteries, Splat activities, etc. And now this! I am positively blown away by your generosity, your wisdom, and your selflessness! Thank you!!!! 

    Deb Little

    • Steve Wyborney on September 1, 2020 at 7:23 am

      Thank you so much, Deb!

  4. Luz Pereyra on August 23, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you Steve! This is a game changer now that I am teaching third grade. I have already shared with my staff, and we are EXCITED to see our students’ growth in understanding and number flexibility!

    • Steve Wyborney on September 1, 2020 at 7:20 am

      Hi, Luz. Thank you for your kind words. Also, thank you for sharing with you team!

  5. Nick on August 20, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Steve, this is crazy! What a way for teachers to provide “small group” work, that promotes deep thinking and challenge, while students learn from home. I am a math coach for a district in a hybrid model (2 days on-site, 3 days off-site), and this is something that students could do every day, whether they are at school or at home! You do so much for the profession for free, and it is greatly appreciated by me and the teachers with whom I work.

    • Steve Wyborney on September 1, 2020 at 7:19 am

      Thank you, Nick. I really appreciate this comment!

  6. Linda Steele on August 19, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    This is AWESOME. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!

    • Steve Wyborney on August 20, 2020 at 6:49 am

      I appreciate the kind words!

  7. Agi Post on August 19, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    This is so awesome!!!! Thank you for your hard work all summer! I will definitely be assigning this course to my 4th grade students and sharing it with my colleagues across all grade levels 3-8!

    • Steve Wyborney on August 20, 2020 at 6:49 am

      Thank you for sharing it, Agi!

  8. Jeff Weinstein on August 19, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Steve, There is lots of great content here-Thanks. I think there is an error in the Chapter 3 Videos. It seems that lessons 8 and 9 both teach how to sketch the Mystery Structure, when lesson 8 should be exploring it.

  9. Jeremiah on August 19, 2020 at 6:31 am

    Another masterpiece, my friend! The creations you make for students and shared by teachers is so empowering.

    • Steve Wyborney on August 20, 2020 at 6:50 am

      Thank you so much, my friend. I appreciate your words and am so glad that this will be empowering.

  10. Susan Jones on August 19, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Any chance you’ll get somebody to refine the captions? The auto-generated are okay but have no punctuation and the occasional mystery utterance. (I do them w/ Techsmith’s Knowmia.)

    • Steve Wyborney on August 20, 2020 at 6:52 am

      Hi, Susan. This is my first try with captioning, so I’m using YouTube’s captioning. If you send me a chapter / lesson # I’ll take a look and see if there is anything I can do. That piece of it is a new journey for me. I really appreciate the tech tip. I hadn’t heard of Knowmia, but do use Camtasia.

  11. Cindy Evans on August 19, 2020 at 5:20 am

    This is truly amazing!! Thank you so much. I am sharing with at least 6 people.

    • Steve Wyborney on August 20, 2020 at 6:52 am

      Cindy, thank you for this! Also, thank you for sharing with others. I truly hope it will be a powerful contribution to many students, families, and educators.

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