The Multiplication Advantage

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Give your students the resource they need to master multiplication.

Multiplication is vital to success in mathematics. Students need to learn multiplication facts - and also multiplication concepts.

The Multiplication Advantage: Journey Into Multiplication provides students with a clear pathway to learn both of these elements.

This multiplication workbook includes:

  • 150 days of ready-to-use multiplication activities
  • Routines that students learn in order to work independently on multiplication facts
  • Conceptually rich activities that help students learn multiplication ideas
  • Answer keys that allow students to easily check their own work

Give your students a resource that helps them to learn multiplication facts—and multiplication concepts—every day.

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I'm excited to share the publication of my new book! I recently published The Multiplication Advantage: Journey Into Multiplication.

150 Days of Ready-to-Use Multiplication Practice Experiences Embedded Within Routines Including Student Self-Checking Feedback Keys

As you can see, this book includes 150 ready-to-go days of multiplication experiences… and there is so much more to this book!

Please note: This book is not a blackline master. Instead, it's intended for each student to have their own individual copy.

I wanted to create something new—entirely new—and there is much more than meets the eye here—although I do invite you to browse the pictures.

1. Visual Design

The book uses many images to illustrate multiplication, but much more importantly, it invites students to write and create representations that help them to think about multiplication visually.

2. Instant Feedback

Students need to know if they are on the right track. This book provides feedback to students in many different ways - through answer keys, matching pages, and by letting students check their own progress by sliding materials and keeping track of their own learning and progress.

3. White Space for Students to Write their Ideas

You'll see a lot of white space which is a deliberate design choice to invite students to write down their ideas. There are actually fewer problems than you'll find in many multiplication workbooks so that students can think deeply about multiplication - and have opportunities to illustrate their thinking.

4. Invitations to TALK About Math

Discussing math is a very important way to learn math, and this book opens up many doors for students to discuss what they are learning. Imagine all that white space filled with colorful student ideas ready to be shared and discussed.

5. Multiple Representations

Students read visual representations of multiplication—and they CREATE their own visual representations of multiplication. We know students navigate through concrete thinking, representational thinking, and abstract thinking—but less often think about how students navigate back and forth (and throughout) concrete-representational-abstract thinking and how important that representational bridge is or how very often it is used. This book is filled with representations, models, and opportunities for students to draw out their own representations.

6. Puzzles

Based on one of my favorite math routines I've created, which is Tiled Area Squares, there are many multiplication puzzles for students to solve. Solving the puzzles invites students to take numbers apart and put them back together in useful ways.
Multiplication and Number Sense should go hand-in-hand.

7. Simplicity for the Teacher

150 days of materials that are completely ready to use. Each student should have their own book—and the entire year is ready to go. The days are labeled and easy to follow, the answer keys are prepared for students to use, and the book uses repeated routines to make the process as simple as possible.

8. Simplicity for the Students

The entire book is built on the structure of routines. There are 15 chapters that each use 10 repeated routines that students can quickly learn. The content starts out at a simpler level in the earlier chapters, builds understanding of how the routines work, and then leans into the familiarity of those routines to build complexity and richness.

9. Deep, Rich, Important Mathematical Thinking.

This book is NOT about practicing getting answers fast. It's about thinking mathematically. It's about those deep, rich, important math ideas that will continue to be important and helpful. This book has a very clear focus on how multiplication connects to what is coming next.

10. Something Completely Different—and Entirely New

I wrote the entire book in PowerPoint. Every graphic. Every question. Every text box. Everything. Then I turned it into a printed book. Why? Because I structured the entire book so that it can stand alone as a workbook—and also so that a free course can be added on to it. In the months to come, I'll share more about that piece, but it will create an entirely new category for this book.

It's likely that nearly every workbook you've ever seen is just that: a workbook. Once you have it, there is nothing outside of that book to support you.

With those other workbooks…
There is no course that can be accessed.
There is no ongoing set of instructional strategies.
There is no set of tips.
There are no animated videos that give ideas of how to adapt it.
There is nothing to support the teacher in an ongoing way.

I wanted to do something different—and something entirely new, so…

It's not just a book. While it can completely stand on its own—and I know classes will purchase entire sets and use them—there is something more that is coming soon. An entire course of strategies with tips, ideas, insights, mathematical connections, and ways to make this even easier and even more powerful for the teacher.

I'm excited to share the launch of my new book, The Multiplication Advantage: Journey Into Multiplication.

It's perfect for 3rd Grade or any student beyond third grade who is still working to finally master multiplication.

The Multiplication Advantage: Journey Into Multiplication: 150 Days of Ready-to-Use Multiplication Practice Experiences Embedded Within Routines Including Student Self-Checking Feedback Keys

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4 Comments

  1. Nancy Murphy on November 22, 2022 at 1:53 am

    We have almost two class sets for our fifth grade classes for those students who still have some unfinished learning. So far the students are loving the book! We have just started, but they look forward to working on the pages. Can’t wait to see the videos that you create that will go along with it. We have used your multiplication course on youtube also and have recommended that to parents to use with students. Thanks for creating such a great resource!

    • Steve Wyborney on November 28, 2022 at 5:48 am

      Thank you so much, Nancy! I really appreciate hearing this. I hope you all have a wonderful journey with the book!

  2. Lorraine on October 7, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Just bought this to work with my grade 3s! I appreciate so much all of the free resources you provide. They are invaluable.

    • Steve Wyborney on October 10, 2022 at 5:46 am

      Thank you, Lorraine!

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