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Multiplication Using "Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream."
A look at teaching multiplication using "Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream."
# 132104 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Elementary School)

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This paper gives and overview and assessment of children's fiction geared to teaching mathematics in relation to a Grade 4 to 6 effort to teach multiplication and times tables. According to the paper, this book offers students an orientation geared to numbers. The purpose of multiplication tables is made plain as a shortcut to counting as an everyday requirement. The methods of teaching times tables tend to be timeless, in repeated formal memorization and group reviews towards steady incorporation.

From the Paper:

"Cindy Neuschwander's Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream - a Mathematical Story offers an easy to follow text for students in Grades 4 to 6. Illustrations by Liza Woodruff help to reinforce the book's text with a last few pages of related math activities by Marilyn Burns are appealing and seem well designed. The approach is informal as can be carried over to a classroom making use of this book in a teacher's positive attitude implying how all of us must learn to multiply and the desirability of memorizing times tables, as the task at hand over what hopes is a long period. Ideally,..."

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