**“I am excited about the EZ TIMES TABLES and its structured, concrete, and logical approach to multiplication and division. I taught my 22 Fourth graders how to build their own EZ TIMES TABLES and their comments reflected their discoveries as the inquiry process helped them see the relationships between numbers and facts. I also presented EZ TIMES TABLES at a faculty meeting and 6 teachers asked how they could teach EZ TIMES TABLES to their students.” **

-Francis, 3rd grade teacher

1. Kids have fun while they reveal the whole times table from patterns.

2. Students combine learning with playing with patterns (right brain). They are motivated and form a positive attitude toward math.

3. Kids get an overview of numbers. EZ Times Table (EZTT) creates a structure, a one page graphic organizer, for understanding numbers that makes sense to kids. Factors and squares are immediately recognizable in EZTT.

4. EZTT is appealing to a variety of students, and effective because it is based on multiple learning strategies (right brain). Different kids see different patterns and learn in their own way.

5. EZTT is based on the Ones and Twos, which are easy for students. This helps students "own" multiplication because it makes sense to them.

6. EZTT can be seen as multiplication OR repeated addition. "Oh, we are just adding fours!"

7. EZTT can be used in kindergarten to teach a number line, and in first grade to teach addition and subtraction. It can use the same structure to flow effortlessly into multiplication, and then to division, tables, graphs, place value, factors, and prime numbers.

8. EZTT teaches pattern recognition which is important in all areas of learning (right brain).

9. EZTT is complementary to other math teaching methods such as arrays, object grouping, grids on graph paper, flash cards, Circles and Stars (Marilyn Burns), number lines, and more.

10. EZTT fits kids learning style, which is more right brained, interested in rhythm, patterns, sound, relationships and an overview of "how it works".

CREATOR OF RIGHT BRAIN MATH AND AUTHOR OF EZ TIMES TABLE

Tom Biesanz is also MisterNumbers on Youtube and many other video sites. He taught an advanced math class at a charter school and then taught test preparation.

**Math Teachers at convention rate Right Brain Math: “Exceeds Expectations” **

MisterNumbers (author Tom Biesanz) also presented at the California Math Council (CMC) Conventions in Monterey and Palm Springs. CMC is the largest affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM) in the country. Most teachers that attended rated the 90 minute workshop as “EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS” and are excited to teach Right Brain Math visual patterns and “big pictures” to students 2nd-12th grade. Some of their comments were:

“Great way to break down the multiplication chart! I can’t wait to show my students!”

“Nice way of looking at patterns. You created visuals I hadn’t seen before. Believe me, many H.S. students struggle with multiplication still.”

“So easy to understand. Good handouts. Good ideas for my struggling students. I will use these.”

“Awesome workshop. EZ Times Table is an excellent tool to teach students math.”

“Enjoyed the presentation. I feel that these concepts will be beneficial to me in helping my students (5/6) better learn multiplication facts.”

“Great Ideas. Very Useful. Have him back!”

“I appreciate the connection to other math concepts, like factors.”

“Teaching HS, I see a lot of students who struggle w/multiplying. They still love visuals, puzzles & games though, so I’m anxious to show them your ideas! Thank You!”

“WOW”

“I will use this with my low level 6th grade math.”

“Great Concept!”

“Excellent Workshop. Great tool for teaching students their times tables. EZ Times Table Rocks!”