Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Multiply and Divide with Sticks and Steps

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Book Review - Multiply and Divide with Sticks and Steps

About the Book
Math concepts can seem very abstract, but in just a short time, literally in just 5 minutes, students can learn how to multiply. This book concretely shows what multiplication is, instead of just having students memorize the times tables. It gives step-by-step instructions as well as sample problems showing how the process works. A natural flow occurs throughout the book as concepts get more difficult. Also included are easy ways to divide, find least common multiples, and square roots. This simple, hands-on method will help students achieve a better understanding of mathematics and boost self-confidence as well. Students will become so proficient they will be able to teach Sticks and Steps to others who struggle with multiplication and division. Multiply and Divide with Sticks® and Steps is easy to learn, easy to teach, and so logical, it's easy to remember. An essential resource for parents and educators to carry with them in their bag of tricks.

My Take on the Book
This book is a hands on instruction booklet using an innovative method of teaching multiplication and division. The Sticks and Steps method is a multisensory method that can be learned , taught and remembered.

As a former educator, I viewed each page with intense scrutiny. I can see how the process can assist students with basic multiplication and division. It will take more practice to understand the more difficult multi step processes, but it is definitely doable.

Children using this process with need the time and paper to go through the steps. It is a way though to help those students who definitely cannot learn in the traditional way in the classroom.

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