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The Best of Times

The Best of Times

by Greg Tang Illustrated by Harry Briggs

Best-selling author Greg Tang is a man with a mission: to revolutionize the way children learn math. Here he takes on the times tables, boldly declaring that there's more to multiplication than memorization.

He teaches readers simple but powerful techniques for multiplying numbers from 0 to 10. And he shows that smaller numbers are the key to multiplying larger ones — if you can multiply by two, for instance, you can multiply by four and even eight.

Kids can test Tang's tactics with challenging questions on every page. Greg Tang's intuitive approach teaches readers to reach for answers on their own — not to depend on facts they've committed to memory. Learning to multiply will never be the same!

Ages
8, 7, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
2.6
Lexile Measure
130L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
Scholastic Press
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Informational, Functional and How-To

About the Author and Illustrator

Greg Tang Greg Tang's books, including The Grapes of Math, Math for All Seasons, and Math Potatoes, challenge and encourage children to use creativity and common sense to solve math problems, rather than formulas and memorization.
Harry Briggs

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