The Best Of Times by Gregory Tang

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang takes on the times tables, teaching kids innovative ways to multiply numbers and derive answers WITHOUT memorization.

Four is very fast to do when you multiply by 2.
Here's a little good advice --
please just always double twice!

BEST OF TIMES gives kids an intuitive understanding of multiplication, encouraging them to arrive at answers on their own rather than memorizing the times tables. A child who can multiply by two, for instance, can multiply by four and even eight! Likewise, times six builds on times two and times three.With his common-sense approach, Greg Tang encourages kids to solve problems creatively, building both their skills and their confidence.
 

About Gregory Tang

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Tang earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Harvard University, he also holds an M.A. in math education from New York University. Briggs serves as Editorial Director of Sage Publications, Inc.
 
Published September 1, 2002 by Scholastic Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Science & Math, Education & Reference.

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/ Here is all you have to do, / first times 5 then add times 2.” That’s a lot to keep in your head, and memorization may seem less trouble.

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The team behind The Grapes of Math and Math for All Seasons follows up with a third title for aspiring mathematicians: The Best of Times: Math Strategies That Multiply by Greg Tang, illus.

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