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The Times Machine!: Learn Multiplication and Division. . . Like, Yesterday! (Paperback)

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By Danica McKellar, Josée Masse (Illustrator)
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Take learning to the next level with help from The Wonder Years/Hallmark actress, math whiz, and New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar using her acclaimed McKellar Math books!

A revolutionary and FUN way for 2nd to 5th graders to memorize multiplication facts is finally here, just in time for back to school -- no matter what that looks like!

Join Mr. Mouse and Ms. Squirrel and experience an entirely new way of memorizing multiplication facts. Using colorful stories, silly rhymes, and more, Danica McKellar helps to break down the rules of multiplication and to translate many of the (often confusing!) multiplication and division methods taught in today's classrooms. This lively "times" travel adventure is a lifesaver for frustrated kids and parents everywhere and a great way to "zero out" worries about homework and tests.

If Mr. Mouse can learn to have fun with math, anyone can!

About the Author

Danica McKellar is the New York Times bestselling author of groundbreaking math books, including Do Not Open This Math Book, picture books Goodnight, Numbers, and Ten Magic Butterflies, and the middle school hit Math Doesn't Suck. She is a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in mathematics and has published an original theorem in the prestigious Journal of Physics now known as the Chayes-McKellar-Winn theorem. She is the recipient of mathematics and educational awards, including the Communication Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, and UCLA's Science and Education Pioneer Award in 2018. She testified before Congress about encouraging women to excel in mathematics, and was even named Person of the Week by ABC News for her unique and valuable work as a math education author.

Danica is also well known for her acting roles on The Wonder Years, The West Wing, multiple Hallmark Channel movies, and more. Visit McKellarMath.com to see the ever-growing line of Danica's helpful, fun math books!

Josée Masse is the illustrator of the bestselling The Care and Keeping of You, and a recognized artist in her native Canada, having illustrated numerous French and American picture books. She began her career as a graphic designer. Josée lives and works outside Montreal.

Praise For…

"Actor-author McKellar, who has a mathematics degree, uses catchy visuals to teach kids and parents multiplication and division in a way that's more entertaining than memorizing times tables. Colorful illustrations and appealing cartoon graphics, stories, and rhymes explain multidigit multiplication and long division. The text and fun visuals make the book a useful way to teach mathematics to kids and parents alike." —Booklist

"The brilliant-through-simplicity textual explanations are easily accessible to independent readers, and the problem sets are set up for readers to succeed. Multiplies the good times for young mathematicians." —Kirkus Reviews

"Using methods from the Common Core State Standards, the math is described in easy-to-understand pictures and examples. McKellar provides methods for memorizing the times tables, but more importantly, explains in numerous ways why and how multiplication and division work." —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781101934029
ISBN-10: 1101934026
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
Pages: 232

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(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel