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This week I have been thinking a lot about multiplication. As the school year draws to a close, I am always concerned about making sure my students are solid with multiplicative reasoning. I have written before about my favorite You Tube songs for multiplication, the best teacher book for this idea and some of the fact strategies my students use. Today I want to share with you my new favorite math literature book for teaching multiplication.
This book is beautiful. I was first introduced to it by an art teacher I work with and immediately added it to my collection. I have used this book in grades 2-6.
I have had adults I work with exclaim over this book and how well it helps them understand prime factorization and how prime and composite numbers are different. The math is presented in such an artistic and easy to understand way that is is accessible to young children. It is equally as useful with fifth and sixth graders who are learning about factor trees and factor diagrams to help them make the connection to prime factorization.
This has become one of my top 10 favorite math literature books. It is a must have for anyone who teaches multiplication!