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Jul 05 2012

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The Right Brain enjoys Math in Many Delicious Ways

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Hints: The square root of negative one is an imaginary number (i) and

is a symbol for sum.  Sometimes math can look complex but can be simple and enjoyable once you see the pattern in a new way.

Every times table has simple patterns. For instance the Eights use the Twos 2-4-6-8-0 pattern backwards (8-6-4-2-0) over and over.
Watch the last number in red as we count by eights below: (8-16-24-32-40-48-56-64-72-80 etc.)

08

16

24

32

40

48

56

64

72

80

88

96

104

112

120

128

136

144

152

160

168

176

184

192

200

See the red 8-6-4-2-0 pattern repeated in each line as we count by Eights?
All of a sudden the eights are easier as you see the pattern.
p.s. Many teachers are unaware of this obvious pattern. They learned and teach rote drilling.
The tens-digits in front of 8-6-4-2-0 is another simple pattern of Same-UP-UP-UP-UP. Easy!
See the video below to see the Twos and Eights done with patterns.

All the Numbers have easy patterns. Click on MisterNumbers to see the videos.
Enjoy this and enjoy your summer.

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PatternPlayMath.com , a right brain approach to math


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Oct 13 2011

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FREE Video shows the Threes, Fours, Sixes, & Eights on MisterNumber’s EZ Times Table

MisterNumbers Color EZ Times Table by Pattern Play Math

Top Third of the EZ Times Table by MisterNumbers

What is the EZ Times Table? The EZ Times Table is the revolutionary right Brain approach to teaching math by MisterNumbers.
CLICK HERE to watch the video that shows how to create the Threes, Fours, Sixes, and Eights on the EZ Times Table. There is a link in that video for an earlier video creating the Ones and Twos on it.

“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


Kindergarden students have created and understood the whole times table up to 10 x 10 on the EZ Times Table. They used it to solve multiplication problems even though they didn’t even know what “times” meant when they started and hour earlier. The EZ Times Table can be created on graph paper. You can also buy the Right Brain Math book (a new expanded version of the EZ Times Table book) below that has all the blank tables with step-by-step directions, as well as 16 other playsheets and info on the Right Brain approach using Number Wheels and Tic Tac Toe Squares.

“LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT……I have a third grader and this is working like a charm. I, myself have learned the times tables better. I’m going to send this information to my daughters school. Thank you so very much.”
-Tiffany Hart

Right Brain Math book by Tom Biesanz aka MisterNumbers

Right Brain Math EBook

Or you can buy the Right Brain Math book, Ebook, and DVD for $24.95 ($3.95 shipping US)

“Totally awesome.. Where was this when I was in school learning. Great help for my homeschoolers!”
–mamafrazier

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

Combo of Right Brain Math book, ebook & DVD

“The EZ TIMES TABLE is a helpful tool for both remediated and excelled math students. Students are able to construct the entire multiplication table using this ingenious format. Number patterns are laid out for discovery. My students enjoyed the success of zipping through the process.

-Teresa, Third Grade Teacher

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Mar 07 2011

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How do kids, teachers and parents respond to Right Brain Math?

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These are recent quotes from Parents and Teachers who have bought the Right Brain Math book or Ebook or DVD

My daughter absolutely loves it! I think all children would benefit from this approach to math whether they are right or left brain learners. This approach offers a different way of looking at numbers and the way they work. You are actually able to see patterns, which makes learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division easier. I love the fact that math is presented visually which makes it easier for my daughter to understand. - Shannon, Homeschooler

My child responded to the right brain math DVD the same way I did, with absolute amazement. Everyone I have shown it to has been amazed. The visual presentation of times tables in patterns was so powerful to me as an adult. -Cheryl, mom of 3 elementary students and math geek

Some of my slower kids can work with the charts better. I am able to show the patterns and in turn show in a visual way why the answer is possible. I love the way we can produce our own times tables and its easy to predict the next chart. It would especially be good for elementary students and special ed. students. -Leonard, middle school teacher

I took the lessons and teach them to my nieces and nephews – and they LOVE it! My 7 year-old niece learned AND understood the times table fast!  Children sees the EZ Times Table as simple, easy to understand, to apply and most importantly: it’s DO-ABLE!  As a parent, I like it because it is easy to teach and fun. The connection between patterns and numbers really makes it easy to understand. Best of all, the feeling you get when a child “gets it” and how empowering it is to them is priceless! -Azizan, parent & a kid at heart who used to hate math!

Over the course of my teaching career, I have noticed that more and more of my students are right-brained. Math continues to be taught from a left-brained foundation, leaving many of the students clueless. This is most apparent when it comes to learning the multiplication tables. I have only introduced the EZ times tables to 7th graders so far and many of them responded positively. -Teacher, and also Parent of 5 year old in NY

I found the number wheel to be amazing. My child who loves math loved the videos and book. My reluctant math child (13 year old son) was hesitant but interested. I would love to see your approach more mainstream rather than an alternate approach. -Wendy Schulze, reading therapist who loves math

The (EZ Times) table breaks down each component of multiplication. My recommendation: the younger the child the more time they have to understand the subject, i would say 2-9 years old is a great age range. -Gus Morale, homeschooler of 1

Tic-Tac-Toe was a HIT!!!! She writes them quickly on the math homework sheets. Get the kids when they are YOUNG!!!!  This DVD and Workbook (Right Brain Math Book) could be a great tool to add in Math TEXTBOOKS. -Parent – with struggling math child

The pattern of multiplication is easier to see. The visualization really helped in seeing how the multiplication tables worked. As an adult, I learned!  The number wheel is a great visualization of how multiplication works. I think the RightBrain approach to multiplication was very good for my son’s age – which is 8. He is more of visual learner, so the method presented made it all “click” better. I wish his teacher had embraced the style rather than sticking to the standard “memorization” method. -Kristina, Parent of a 3rd grader

Very visual. Kids think it’s cool!! -Ellie, Year5/6teacher in England

The number wheel and tic-tac-toe videos gave us such a different view of times tables that it will be difficult to not remember them. It also gives you a way to recreate any times table by remembering a pattern. The worksheets are a great way for kids to “see” the way numbers work. My daughter quickly picked up the times tables she had struggled with so much with ease. The “games” are so fun for the kids. -Tina, Homeschooler of 3

He loved them! It’s such a cool way to learn the times tables–certainly not the way I was taught, which didn’t stick!! This is the first time I have ever found math fun! I think anyone could use it. -Parent of 4th grader in NY

She (my daughter) thought it was pretty cool. When she started to notice the patterns she was excited. Makes memorization easier. We are all visual spatial thinkers here and love all the help we can get! Make the public schools adhere to your way of teaching! I am going to introduce your materials to my third graders teacher on Friday. -Kristin, Mother of 3

Wish Math was taught to me this way in school. Making sense of math books given to kids, forcing them to read things that does not lay the foundations to understanding mathematics in whole, is a waste of time and an energy drainer. Video lessons were amazing as if playing games and learning math the same time. What I like the most in EZ Time Table is the patterns in math. No age bar, anyone can use Mister numbers. -Farzana Zia, student

Where was this when I was in School? The name say’s it all ……EZ! Until u see….  It all makes sense. Very hard to picture how easy it is. Anybody that wants to make sense of math could use it. Plus it is easier to explain to others. -Sonia Rodriguez, had trouble with math

My kids liked it and have done well with it. Tic-Tac-Toe and Number Wheels were fun and easy to understand……they made the math easier!  I like being able to copy the puzzles and and then I laminated them, and had the kids use erasable markers so they can reuse them without me having to make new copy. I did the same thing with the number line “T”(EZ Times Table). -a parent

My kids could do this all by themselves and it gave them a great sense of accomplishment. I have two boys aged 8 and 10.  My kids were apprehensive at first. Not another Math book! They soon saw this was different and were willing to give it a try. They both love the fact that they don’t need to “learn” the times tables now that they can reproduce the EZ Times Table. -Tania, Parent of 2, HI

I like how quickly my child learned the times tables and how she is able to recall the tricks a year later when she is struggling with a math problem. Great for kids who do not think they are good at math. This makes it easy. All those wiggly kids who having trouble sitting still in class or at home can use this technique easy and fast. -Shauna, Homeschooler of 2

My kids love how easy it is to learn times tables. The EZ Times Table is easy to explain and straight forward. I recommend this for teachers, parents, students. -Josie, Home Schooler

I personally enjoyed watching the MisterNumbers videos and wished I had known about these tips as a child. My child enjoyed the EZ Times Table book because of the easy to understand patterns.  It provides a different way of looking at multiplication, other than just pure memorization of math facts.  I think it is a good approach for children aged 6 and up. Even younger children can benefit if they already have good number sense. -Mother of 7-year-old girl who knows her times tables

I like the demonstration of how the times tables of certain numbers are relative to other tables, especially on the simplified version in the back. I have shown the method to friends that claim to be awful at math, and that OOOO look that they get on their face when they see the it, is priceless. I also like the empowerment that it gives a person. To be able to create a complete times table in 2 minutes or less is an awesome tool. I purchased these products to help my 4th grader who loves math but is struggling with memorization of times tables, and because I found them extremely interesting. -Cheryl, mom of 3 elementary students

Right Brain Math Website free worksheets
Right Brain Math Book, Ebook and DVD
Right Brain Math Book and Ebook and MisterNumbers DVD only $24.95 for all three!

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Nov 11 2009

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Mister Numbers WOW!’s Teachers at another Math Conference

As Mister Numbers (Tom Biesanz), I made a 90 minute presentation last weekend (Nov 6, 2009) at California’s biggest math teachers convention (California Math Council Convention South in Palm Springs). The capacity crowd of teachers rated the material outstanding (6 on a 1-6 scale) and here are some of their comments:

“This was a “WOW!” moment for me. Excellent class- wish I learned this 20 years ago”.
“Excellent! I came looking for something to enrich my thinking. I got it!”
“Fun. Innovative”.
“I think the patterns are great, nice for students to start noticing patterns visually”
“Great concept to teach”.
“Exciting stuff – Kids need this!”
“Fascinating, it will really help my kids in understanding number relationships and times tables, inside and out.”
“Great. Very interesting. I liked all the patterns.”
“Very Practical”
“Very exciting. I want to play with the number wheel”
“EZ Times Tables are Interesting. Great Tables.”
“Good demonstration of the right brain math.”
“I loved it! I will use it this week.”
“This was amazing! I’m definitely taking it back to use. I wish it was longer!”

p.s. It was a 90 minute presentation)

Mister Numbers teachings are available to you for only $17.95 on his website. That includes the book, hour DVD, and 8 extra worksheets beyond those in the book. And there are 3 more free worksheets to download from his website: MisterNumbers.com

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Nov 10 2009

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Mister Numbers videos dominate Encyclopedia.com

Encyclopedia.com (winner of 2009 CODiE Best Online Reference Service) shows 4 videos under the search of “multiplication”.  The video Math Times Tables for 3, 6, 9 multiplication from MisterNumbers is one of the four videos. Clicking on the video opens up a page with an article (below) and two more videos. This results in HALF (3 of 6) the videos on Encyclopedia.com feature MisterNumbers. Great for teachers and students. Here is the article from Encyclopedia.com with the embedded videos:

Math multiplication table tricks using patterns on Tic-Tac-Toe Squares for the Threes, Sixes, and Nines. MisterNumbers math tricks will rock you as you learn multiplication for the 3 6 and 9 times tables in this video and the Sevens, Fours, and even the whole times table on other videos. This is fun for homeschool math or in a classroom. Teachers and parents will find this lesson for math times tables fun for students and for the Teacher. See other Mister-Numbers videos to see right brain ways to learn the multiplication times tables using overviews, math patterns, and visual puzzles. http://RightBrainMath.com http://RightBrainMath.com Math times table created from fun patterns as a way to learn multiplication tables for Threes, Sixes, and Nines. This video also teaches place value. This video has the student create worksheets where they can learn the times tables. This is useful for teaching math in a classroom, at home, as part of homeschool or as fun homework. Right Brain Math can teach Elementary Students. Curriculum Review magazine calls it a revolutionary approach to introducing math. It is also very effective for remedial math for students who have fallen behind in math. Learning the multiplication tables are crucial for a student taking algebra. The Right Brain approach has helped many kids who have a negative attitude about math or numbers. http://RightBrainMath.com Right Brain Math is an easy, effective, visual method of teaching multiplication as well as addition, subtraction, or division. It also helps students learn factors. Because it uses visual and auditory patterns as a teaching strategies, it appeals to many learning styles because it emphasizes patterns and puzzles and overviews. Kids see the big picture of the multiplication tables first, and then understand how the individual factors relate to each other. http://RightBrainMath.com”

Encyclopedia.com then embeds these two Mister Numbers videos on the Threes and Sevens.

See the article and videos on MisterNumbers on Encyclopedia.com Use these free videos using a right brain approach to math to learn the Threes, Sixes, Sevens, and Nines in a fun way.  See other MisterNumbers videos here. Enjoy.          -Mister Numbers

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Aug 24 2009

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Right Brain Math with Digital Roots & Modular Arithmetic is Fun

There was a comment about modular arithmetic and digital roots on Youtube. It brings up some fun looks at math. Modular arithmetic is a clock view of numbers. When a clock goes past 12, it goes back to 1. Right Brain Math uses this with a ten base to create the number wheel. But then the fun begins. It goes around the wheel with the Fours and Sixes, but then we can also see it go in a star pattern to create the Fours and Sixes. The Twos and Eights go in a pentagon shape in opposite directions. The Threes and Sevens make a fancy star, again in opposite directions.
Digital roots are a system of adding the digits of a number, then adding again, until only 1 digit remains (the digital root). Look at the Nines to 90 for a useful pattern: 09, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90. They all add up to 9. Tic-tac-toe squares are definitely not modular arithmetic, nor digital roots. However, look at the digital roots of the 3’s on the tic-tac-toe squares for fascinating patterns. Every number in the columns in the first square adds up 3-6-9. The second square to 6-9-3, the 3rd square to 9-6-3, and the 4th square would add up to 3-6-9 again. I might make a video about digital roots. There is an example below. The left side is the Threes on a Tic-tac-toe square from the video. The right side repeats the left (Threes), but it converts each number to digital roots. See that every set of 3 numbers adds up to 3 or 6 or 9. Notice that 66 is 6 + 6 = 12 which is further reduced to1 + 2 = 3.  Try it. Numbers are fun!

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