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Mar 30 2013

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Right Brain Math book, new edition April 2013

Right Brain Math Book, Ebook and DVD by MisterNumbers Pattern Play Math

Combo of Right Brain Math book, ebook & DVD

The Right Brain Math book has been a favorite of teachers, parents, kids, and schools. Now it is better than ever. See hundreds of teacher, parent, and kid reviews on the testimonial page at PatternPlayMath.com.

The new edition is out now, April 2013 with over a hundred changes, corrections, new images and additions. It is available on the Products page of Pattern Play Math.

The Right Brain Math Ebook is also updated and is available April 1, 2013.

“Thank you! No tears doing homework tonight! I have the hardest time trying to explain math to my child because she thinks so much differently than I do, And teachers just send home drill-and-practice worksheets that are pure torture for us. She totally got these patterns and had FUN doing it!”
-MrJrCookie

“My family labeled me stupid because I couldn’t grasp math. I always thought I was really stupid for years, now I can finally understand math, the visual way. Thanks!”
-Owen

“EZ Times Table (in Right Brain Math book) is a simple, systematic approach, which assists in memorization of multiplication facts. Review and repetition are built into each lesson. Using movement, rhythm, and visual patterns to explore multiplication, Thomas Biesanz has created a program to engage students of all learning styles. These patterns are a useful tool for multiplication mastery.”
-Linda Burks? www.math-mom.com

“Learning the times tables becomes a game as children learn fun patterns while filling in the EZ TIMES TABLES charts. Instead of learning one math fact at a time (which is not only difficult but highly inefficient), children learn a pattern for the entire table. Table by table, they construct a times tables matrix for tables 1-10. Pattern play develops number sense. EZ TIMES TABLES will intrigue your child.
Highly recommended as a resource for parents and teachers.”

-Eugenia Francis, author of Teach Your Child the Multiplication Tables

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Dec 04 2012

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How to Easily Create Number Squares from 1-50

MisterNumbers shares an awesome brand new Right Brain pattern that young kids can write out the squares of numbers 1-50 in under 3 minutes (about as fast as they can write them). Kids understand squares, create a structure for memorizing them, and see the bigger picture. All they need is to know the squares of 1-4 and add a number 10 or under to another number. Also helps them understand place value and digits. A cool math trick.

Watch the video below to see how to create the squares to  40, 50, or higher. You will be amazed at how easy and fun it is.


Directions:
1) Bring 0s and 5s over to the Ones-Digit (Onesies) column
2) Below each zero, put in 1-4-9-6 pattern going DOWN (go  all the way down)
3) Above each zero, put in 1-4-9-6 pattern going UP (I start at the bottom and work my way up)
4) Draw a line under each 9
5) Start first section in Tens-Digits (Tensies) with 0, then go up by 1, 2, 3, etc in each section  (watch video above if any of this is not clear)

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Aug 28 2012

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How to become a Walking Calendar

Walking Calendar Revised
What day of the week is that?

Now you can know in seconds without a calendar.  Remember 4/4 (April 4th), 6/6 (June 6th) 8/8 (Aug 8th), 10/10 (Oct 10th) and 12/12 (Dec 12th). These dates  are 63 days apart (9 weeks exactly), so they all fall on the same day of the week. This year it is Wednesday. What about February? Feb 28 (or this year is leap year Feb 29th) are 35 days (5 weeks) before 4/4 so it is on a Wednesday. Add that the Fourth of July is 28 days after June 6th is also on a Wednesday. Next year (2013) all these dates will be on Thursday. In 2014, all these dates will be on Friday, and in 2015, all these dates will be on Saturday. Cool!

Add the little jingle: “Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November” (all the rest have 31, except for February) and you can easily figure out which day of the week any date falls on for the next 3 years. Of course this is a perpetual system, so expand this for the next 2o-50 years if you so desire. Wow, numbers are cool friends!

Examples: Friends and Family birthdays and Holidays

For 2012 first: There are several ways to find each answer.

Feb 23: We know Feb 29 is a Wed, so it is six days earlier, a Friday.

Mar 17: Since Feb 29th is Wed, March 1 is Thursday, 16 days (2 wks 2 days) later would be Saturday.

April 9: Since 4/4 is Wednesday, 5 days later is a Monday (did you get it by going back two days?)

May 2: Since 4/4 is Wednesday, and 30 days in April, May 2 is the same day as April 32, 4 weeks later than the 4th, and also a Wednesday.

June 10: 6/6 is a Wed, so 6/10 is four days later, Sunday.

July 13: Fourth of July is Wednesday, so 9 days later is a Friday.

August 9: 8/8 is a Wed so it is a Thursday.

Sept 6: 8/8 is Wed and 31 days in Aug, so 29 (31-2) days later is a Thursday

Oct 13: Easy, we know 10/10 is a Wed this year, so 10/13 is on Saturday.

Dec  9: We know 12/12 is a Wed so 12/9 is 3 days earlier, a Sunday.

Christmas – Again 12/12 is a Wed, so 12/25 is 13 days later, also a Tuesday.

Jan 1, 2013 We know the 12 of Dec (2012) is a Wed and there are 31 days so Jan 1 (Dec 32nd?)  is 20 days later, a Tuesday.

2013 Birthdays and Holidays All days are one day later than 2012 dates, or you can figure them out (all dates (4/4, 6/6, 8/8 etc) are now on Thursday)

This Perpetual Calendar not a good fit for every kid to do a full follow through, but even if they play with 4/4, 6/6, 8/8 etc, they can have fun and have a structure for visualizing and learning math and calendars.

And a kid (or an adult) who gets fascinated with this is going to learn:

Practical math

Fluency in Addition, Subtraction, multiplication (by 7s)

Number of days in a year

Number of months in a year

Number of days in each month

Name and number value of each month

Week circle is 7 days so 5 days back is 2 days forward.

Pride in amazing adults and other kids at their skill

Practice visualizing a calendar and numbers

A useful tool that they can use the rest of their life.

They could also learn about:

Blue moon definition

Seasons

Much more

Tricks: 4/4 in 2013 is a Thursday, so Feb 1 and March 1 will be a day later (Friday in 2013)

You can fascinate kids with this and then have them prove how  and why it works!  Enjoy!

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Feb 08 2012

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Mom uses phone as prop to teach times tables, “WOW!”

FEEDBACK TODAY:
“I came across your youtube videos. While I was intrigued by all of them, the tic tac toe for 3′s and 7′s is what really got my attention. So, this morning I took a piece of paper and our telephone and showed her (my 3rd grader) your easy method during breakfast. Now as a parent, you know that there’s not much time on a school morning for breakfast, let alone 2 multiplication lessons. That’s how easy you made learning these times tables. Before breakfast was finished, my daughter was able to draw the tic tac toe tables herself and was excited about it! On the short 8 min ride to school I gave her my cell phone and after reviewing the 3′s and 7′s I showed her the 9′s and Wow! She did it just like that! I’m amazed that she learned this just from one of your videos. Thank you for seeing that children are wonderful learners who learn better outside the box. I am definitely going to be using more of your techniques in helping my daughter (and me too); can’t wait to help her create her own (EZ Times Table) chart.”
Thank You, Stephanie Mark, Relieved Mom of a Third Grader

This MisterNumbers Right Brain Math video below will help kids have fun learning the times tables

A dial pad on any phone is a great aid in learning the times tables for the Ones, Threes, Sevens, & Nines.


Can you picture the numbers on a phone dial pad?

If so, it can help you learn your times tables! The numbers you see are the ones-digits (Onesies) for the Ones, Threes, Sevens, and Nines times tables. See a dial pad in your mind and you are on your way.


a dial pad as an aid to learning the times tables, and a close up

A dial pad of any phone can be an aid to learning the times tables, and a close up. This will show the ones digits (Onesies) of the Ones Times Table, the Threes times table, the Sevens times table, and the Nines Times Table. It makes it easy to figure out the rest and memorize the times tables.

ONES ON any PHONE DIAL PAD:
These are the Ones-Digits or “Onesies” when counting by ONES. Easy.

THREES Times Table show up when the phone is turned to the left.

Threes times table revealed on a phone dial pad when the phone is turned to the left 90 degrees. The first picture is the dial pad to the left. The middle picture is the numbers right side up The right picture has the tens-digits  (tensies) added to create the THREES times table. Note the pattern of the tens-digits is 0-0-0,   1-1-1,   2-2-2

3 6 9          03  06  09                     33  36  39
2 5 8          12   15   18                     42  45  48
1 4 7          21   24   27       30         51   54  57        60

Sevens times table showing up when any phone is turned to the right

SEVENS dial pad with 3 pads showing a phone dial pad turned to the right and 7s times table

Sevens times table revealed on a phone dial pad when the phone is turned to the right. The first picture is the dial pad turned to the right. The middle picture is the numbers right side up. The right picture has the tens-digits  (tensies) added to create the NINES times table. Note the pattern of the tens-digits is Same-UP-UP, Same-UP-UP, Same-UP-UP (0-1-2,  2-3-4,  4-5-6).

NINES show up when the phone is turned upside down

NINES Times Table revealed on a  dial pad of any phone. Makes a great teaching aid in learning the times tables.Nines times table are revealed on a phone dial pad when the phone is turned upside down. The first picture is the dial pad upside down. The middle picture is the numbers right side up. Notice that the nines and sixes reverse upside down. The right picture has the tens-digits  (tensies) added to create the NINES times table. Note the pattern of the tens-digits are 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

This Sevens video might help you!

There are also 3 Right Brain Math Iphone  apps to help learn times tables using the tic-tac-toe squares
FREE
Tic Tac Toe Threes
FREE Tic Tac Toe Sevens
99 cents (almost free)
Tic Tac Toe Times Table

Here is access to the Right Brain Math book and DVD on the Pattern Play Math website.
The Right Brain Math Ebook is only $10.95

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Oct 10 2011

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Whoops! All Right Brain Math IPhone Apps FREE Through Tuesday Oct 11

The Tic Tac Toe Times Table app had a price tag today on iTunes, so I am extending the FREE offer for all 5 of my Right Brain Math IPhone apps through Tuesday Oct 11th. Wednesday the Wheel Math Wheel Fun and Tic Tac Toe Times Table go back to full price. Go here to download all five Right Brain Math IPhone Apps

“All four of my children love the Wheel Math app. Using number patterns to create shapes is both great fun and a fantastic way of learning multiplication. My children, like most children, love to think creatively. Wheel Math allows them to do this in a constructive manner with real results. It also teaches them to understand how patterns can be found and followed in almost anything!” -Mom to 4 homeschoolers

Wheel Math Wheel Fun Iphone App creating the Sevens up to 10,000
Wheel Math Wheel Fun Iphone App creating the Sevens pattern as a Super Star.
Incredible Teaching Patterns from 1-9 to help learn math and the times tables.

Click here to Download the Awesome Wheel Math Wheel Fun iPhone App Free

Download this Terrific Tic Tac Toe Times Table App Free here

Tic Tac Toe Times Table iPhone App reveals the Nines Pattern

Tell others what you like on iTunes or on this blog or email MisterNumbers: MisterNumbers@PatternPlayMath.com.

My intention is to help kids learn math in fun ways that fit their ways of learning.
See all the MisterNumbers free videos on Youtube (over 680,000 views, many are animated).
Go here to download all five Right Brain Math IPhone Apps

Thanks,
MisterNumbers

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Aug 08 2011

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Amazon reviews of MisterNumbers Pattern Play Math Book, “Right Brain Math”

What are parents and teachers saying about the Right Brain Math book by Tom Biesanz, aka MisterNumbers, on Amazon?

Amazon feedback for Right Brain Math, 4.9 stars
Right Brain Math: A Fun, Easy, Visual Approach to Math

Right Brain Math, the ebook

“It’s already a big hit with my favorite kiddos! Thank you for giving a non-visually-oriented math geek some fun tricks to show the visual-spatial kids in my life.” –Karynna Lynne

“Has already helped my little girl. Very good book.” –Alfredo Spencer

“After using the inital table with my students I decided I should get the DVD also. MrNumbers answered the phone and took care of the order. I got the DVD and it is awesome. My kids love what little we have done. They are learning and having fun!” –Delia Ybarra

“All I can say is THANKS!! I’ve needed a tool like this for my child.” –Shannon Staton

“The order arrived promptly and complete…even with extra worksheets. THANKS!” –Michelle Hadfield

“It is a interesting way of teaching math. Creative and seems fun.” -Semi Kim

“Book arrived faster than advertised, and was just what was promised.” –David Sailer

“He accidentally sent me two books, and told me to just keep the second one for some one who needs it. Excellent seller, I feel like he is more concerned with children learning than money. Book is great, shipping was fast, and service was courteous.” –Mandy Cole

“I like this innovative way to use patterns to answer multiplication problems. I only wish a more advanced book could be created as well. My kids found it to be neat but they ran through it too fast because they are older 10 – 13. If younger children use this method, it will benefit them really well.” -Kenyatta Edwards

5.0 out of 5 stars Wish This Book Was Available When I Was In School! “Finally, a book written for right brained thinkers! Studies have shown that math is the most difficult subject for people to learn. It’s one of the main reasons students fail or drop out of college or even high school. This is especially true if you’re a creative person. You may excel at writing, reading, music, or other right brained subjects but math is a constant struggle.
In Right Brain Math: A Fun, Easy, Visual Approach to Math the author makes learning basic math fun and easy by using a visual approach. Getting kids to memorize multiplication tables and other math problems isn’t really learning, it’s just memorizing. But when they can SEE the patterns it all makes sense. Once they have a solid foundation in the basics it makes learning higher math much easier.”

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, fun and simple! “I must say that I fell in love with Right Brain Math! This is an amazing easy to understand visual approach to learning math. The connection between patterns and numbers really makes it easy to understand. I am so happy to actually able to recognize patterns, which makes learning addition, subtraction, multiplication and division easier. Thanks for showing me new strategies to make numbers fun and simple.” -Kim Hale

Right Brain Math Book and Ebook and MisterNumbers DVDI highly recommend MisterNumbers Pattern Play Math DVD as a companion to the Right Brain Math book. The hour long DVD goes through most of the worksheets in the book simply and clearly. The Right Brain Math book is $12.95 on Amazon. You can get the combo of the Right Brain Math book and MisterNumbers Pattern Play Math DVD for $17.95 on the website ($3.95 shipping). OR get the ebook version of the book AND the DVD (pdf version for your computer that makes for easy printing of worksheets) and save $2 on shipping.

Check out MisterNumbers Pattern Play Math 5 -star  videos, many animated.  (over 600,000 views)

Hundreds of other enthusiastic feedback from teachers, parents, kids, and others.

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Dec 11 2010

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RIGHT BRAIN MATH book (8×11 softcover) Published

RIGHT BRAIN MATH BOOK a fun, easy, visual way to learn Math
taking the “numb” out of numbers by Tom Biesanz only $10.95

by “MisterNumbers”(near 500,000 video views, all 5 stars)

Right Brain Math, the ebook

Right Brain Math is a new revolutionary way to learn math. Many kids, parents and teachers struggle with the current grinding repetition drill approach. Right Brain Math fits the way many kid’s minds work, focusing on visual and auditory patterns.

It is designed for kids to EXPERIENCE number patternsExamples of experiential play are the EZ Times Table, Number Circles, and Tic-Tac-Toe Squares. This 3D view allows kids to take ownership and resistance to math disappears.

This also allows older struggling students to start over. Right Brain Math helps kids create for themselves and understand a number system that match our math system.

Numbers ARE PATTERNS. Many games and puzzles are based on patterns, so Right Brain Math reveals the intrinsic patterns in numbers in a fun fascinating way that kids (and parents and teachers) experience as cool.

  • 96 pages w/ worksheets, graphics, & tables supporting multiple learning strategies
  • 25 full page tables that visually show each step of the way to teachers and kids.
  • instructions to read aloud to kids on left pages to make it simple.
  • additional information also on left pages for teachers and for the curious.
  • whimsical drawings throughout the book that amuse kids  & locks in learning.
  • A full color  EZ Times Table for reference & dimension of understanding.
  • 17 full page worksheets (playsheets) that help kids EXPERIENCE numbers in a fun new way.
  • 1 year money back satisfaction guarantee applies to the ebook, book, and DVD.

BOOK ONLY: Right Brain Math Book 8.5×11 only $10.95 + $2.95 shipping charge
Click “BUY NOW” Paypal button below
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Note: the EZ Times Table book is sold out. This is a new, revised, expanded version. If you bought the EZ Times Table BOOK, I recommend the Right Brain Math ebook because of all the additions and ease of printing worksheets. If you bought the EZ Times Table Ebook, you can download the new ebook FREE using the same link and password. Email for help. [mailto:NumbersREZ@aol.com] The new RIGHT BRAIN MATH eBook came out Nov 26th. I am already creating an expanded version. If you buy it now, you will be able to download the new versions for free.

Great Deal!: Get All Three for $24.95:
Dramatic savings: You are saving  $15.90

-RIGHT BRAIN MATH eBook $12.95
-MisterNumbers companion DVD(hour long) $14.95
-RIGHT BRAIN MATH book 8.5×11 paperback $12.95

Right Brain Math Book and Ebook and MisterNumbers DVDThe DVD is an hour long visual demonstration of MisterNumbers teaching the Right Brained Math approach. It is a great companion to the book and ebook. You will be taken to a webpage  to download the ebook immediately and given the password. (You will also get a back-up email with link and password within a day)
The DVD  and the Right Brain Math book (fresh from the printer) will be mailed 1st class $3.95 USA shipping cost. Questions, call free 1-888-344-6284
More info, offers, or international rates
1 year money back satisfaction guaranteed. CLICK “BUY NOW” BUTTON BELOW TO GET BOOK, EBOOK, AND DVD FOR $24.95. Great Deal!

Be sure to watch FREE MisterNumbers videos.
a thousand free views every day.

“Help me make Math fun and easy for kids”  Tom Biesanz “Mister Numbers”
Right Brain Math website

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Dec 08 2010

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New: RIGHT BRAIN MATH eBook available only $10.95

Right Brain Math eBook a fun, easy, visual way to learn Math
taking the “numb” out of numbers by Tom Biesanz only $10.95
“MisterNumbers”(near 500,000 video views, all 5 stars)

Right Brain Math, the ebook

Right Brain Math is a new revolutionary way to learn math. Many kids, parents and teachers struggle with the current grinding repetition drill approach. Right Brain Math fits the way many kid’s minds work, focusing on visual and auditory patterns.

It is designed for kids to EXPERIENCE number patterns. Examples of experiential play are the EZ Times Table, Number Circles, and Tic-Tac-Toe Squares. This 3D view allows kids to take ownership and resistance to math disappears.

This also allows older struggling students to start over. Right Brain Math helps kids understand numbers themselves that match our math system.

Numbers ARE PATTERNS. Many games and puzzles are based on patterns, so Right Brain Math reveals the intrinsic patterns in numbers in a fun fascinating way that kids (and parents and teachers) experience as cool.

- 96 pages w/ worksheets, graphics, & tables supporting multiple learning strategies
-25 full page tables that visually show each step of the way to teachers and kids.
- instructions to read aloud to kids on left pages to make it simple.
-additional information also on left pages for teachers and for the curious.
-whimsical drawings throughout the book that amuse kids  & locks in learning.
- A full color  EZ Times Table for reference & dimension of understanding.
- 17 full page worksheets (playsheets) that help kids EXPERIENCE numbers in a fun new way.
-Easy printing of worksheets for your kids since all pages are PDF on your computer.

BUY IT NOW FOR $10.95 TOTAL COST
My 1 year money back satisfaction guarantee applies to the ebook


Note: the EZ Times Table book is sold out. This is a new, revised, expanded version. If you bought the EZ Times Table BOOK, I recommend the Right Brain Math ebook because of all the additions and ease of printing worksheets. If you bought the EZ Times Table Ebook, you can download the new ebook FREE using the same link and password. Email for help. [mailto:NumbersREZ@aol.com] The new RIGHT BRAIN MATH eBook came out Nov 26th. I am already creating an expanded version. If you buy it now, you will be able to download the new versions for free.

Get All Three for $24.95:

Dramatic savings: You are saving  $15.90
-RIGHT BRAIN MATH eBook $12.95
-MisterNumbers companion DVD(hour long) $14.95
-RIGHT BRAIN MATH book 8.5×11 paperback $12.95

Right Brain Math Book and Ebook and MisterNumbers DVDYou will be taken to a webpage  to download the ebook immediately and given the password. (You will also get a back-up email with link and password within a day)
The DVD  and the Right Brain Math book (fresh from the printer) will be mailed 1st class on Sat. Dec 11th (or within a day after that) $3.95 USA total shipping cost. Questions, call free 1-888-344-6284   More info or international rates
1 year money back satisfaction guaranteed

Be sure to watch FREE MisterNumbers videos.
a thousand free views every day.

“Help me make Math fun and easy for kids”  Tom Biesanz “Mister Numbers”
Right Brain Math website

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Oct 05 2010

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New iPhone App: Tic Tac Toe Times Table FREE 3 days

Filed under ,iPhone apps,Teachers


Get TIC TAC TOE TIMES TABLE APP FREE 3 days (Oct 5-7)

Learn and play with the trick on this ingenious app that asks you to play with simple patterns on a tic-tac-toe Square like 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-0 and 000-111-222-3 and create the Times Tables for 3s, 7s, 6s, and Nines. You will be amazed!

Forward the link to a parent, teacher, or student you care about. This great app is free for 3 days.

Also download the Wheel Math app for only $ .99. Adults love it as much as kids.

Ask a friend with an iPhone to download one or both of these treasure apps.
Go to RightBrainMath.com to learn more about exciting math apps, books, ebooks, DVD, and free worksheets.

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Sep 27 2010

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5 Star feedback for Wheel Math App by Right Brain Math

Filed under iPhone apps,Teachers

The price is only $ .99 and overall feedback for Wheel Math App by MisterNumbers is a full five stars! (See comments on iTunes below). 8-10 year olds love it. Also 15 year olds love it. Many Teachers and parents love it. Even a 3 year old says “I want to do the Threes!”  People love the easy touch numbers, the simple display of patterns, the giggle-inducing kids voices, and are amazed at the fascinating patterns it reveals. An awesome experience at a great price. Here are some individual responses:

rCLICK THE WHEEL TO GO TO SEE THE APP ON ITUNES ( to see more screenshots or buy).

Wheel Math iPhone App by Right Brain Math feedback 1

Makes math fun! App visually shows how the decimal system works in a circular way and makes the times tables easy to learn. A great tool and “wheel” fun. Also check out the useful videos.

This is an app my 11 year old can enjoy. Most of the math apps are easy and bore her quickly. This one makes her think and take her time. Great fun even for adults

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Nice app for kids learning multiplication, it is fun and I saw big improvements of my 6 and 8 years kids. Great and thank you!

yes

I love the playful nature of this app and how it shows these interesting relationships between numbers on a wheel. Makes learning about numbers fun for kids of all ages. My 15 year old son likes it too. For visual learners like myself, this tool will be a big help learning multiplication and just enjoying the beauty of numbers.

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This app makes multiplication fun for kids and kids at heart. The patterns quickly emerge, and as an adult, I saw the fascinating patterns that the different numbers take on the wheel. I also was interested in creating, and then viewing with my own eyes, the interconnected relationships between multiplication, addition, and subtraction. It’s a whole new way to think about math- easier and prettier than the way I learned in school. Also my three-year-old likes the sounds, and can do the number wheel himself since the application is easy to follow; he says “ I want to do the threes!” Although clearly he cannot enjoy it on as many levels as I can, we both definitely like it.

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