10.14.2009

Multiplication Wrap

My boy is experiencing the joy of memorizing multiplication facts. Do you remember learning those too?

A good friend, who is a teacher, recommended that I get the Multiplication Wrap Up CD. She said that the rhythm would really help with his memorization. I was able to locate it at my local Parent-Teacher store.

The boy was a little skeptical at first, but the CD really seems to be helping. It is a great way to make use of all the time spent in the car driving from one activity to the next. He only becomes slightly embarrassed when I start grooving to the music.

Because the multiplication facts are set to a rhythm, it provides a time challenge. The boy firmly believes that this will help him prepare for his tests.

While I love that my boy is learning his times tables, the "Wraps" have become slightly annoying. Maybe that's because we have listened to the thing ten thousand times. The simple act of typing this post will ensure that the catchy Wrap Up song will be embedded in my brain for the remainder of the day.

"Wrappings the thing, gonna' learn your math with a wrap up string. Wrap up!... 4X8 is 32..."

In related news, a friend recently pointed out that I am prone to exaggeration on this blog. I have absolutely no idea what she is talking about.
My use of big, fancy words like "gazillion" must be throwing her off.

In all seriousness, I am certain that I have listened to the Wrap Up CD no less than a million times. Tennessee in July and the surface of the sun are also the exact same temperature.

3 comment(s). Leave yours!:

Chelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't care what they say, I love how you tell your stories!!!

helen said... Best Blogger Tips

"Rant and rave" all you want.
I too enjoy your style of writing and never, never doubt the validity of what you say.
Life is what it is!

Antique Mommy said... Best Blogger Tips

Some call it exaggeration. I call it a story beautfully and creatively described. Love your blog.

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