Thursday, Apr 24th 2014

Five Times Five Is Not Ten: Make Multiplication Easy

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Five Times Five Is Not Ten: Make Multiplication Easy

8½” by 11″ Workbook
168 Pages
LP 400
ISBN: 978-0-9777323-1-9Add to Cart $16.95Scuffed Cover* $13.00

Two Plus Two Is Not Five, Five Times Five Is Not Ten, and Addition and Subtraction

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Math facts are the keys that open the doors to being able to solve harder computation and word problems.

Timed tests do not help children learn math facts, strategies do! After showing what multiplication means, students should memorize the multiplication facts.

Five Times Five Is Not Ten was featured in the January 2009 issue of Learning Magazine as a Resource for Successful Teaching.

Designed for any age student, this National Best Books 2008 Award-Winning book is different than other workbooks because it focuses on teaching children strategies to remember multiplication facts. There are 148 worksheets for written practice and review, and this workbook includes a guide to introducing the facts.

  • Teachers, homeschool parents, special education and math resource teachers can use Five Times Five Is Not Ten to teach students in any grade level, including adult basic skills programs!
  • Math facts are practiced by their trick or strategy names throughout the book.
  • A review of selected addition and/ or subtraction facts is included on some pages.
  • Workbook pages have a clean design to appeal to both younger students and older students, including those in remedial math classes.
  • Students will see that they can be successful in completing pages without counting on fingers or using a chart!
  • This book includes record-keeping pages and a certificate of mastery!

See below for a list of Common Core State Standards that Five Times Five Is Not Ten supports.

Read Testimonials to see more about what teachers and parents have said about this book!

I absolutely love both your workbooks! I’ve taught 2nd and 3rd grade and have used both. I love how you taught addition and subtraction at the same time so students can see the connection. I also love the way you introduce the multiplication with “tricks.”

I just bought the book Five Times Five Is Not Ten, and love the strategies to teach multiplication.  The hands on activities, along with strategies will help my students to really “see” and know their facts, not just skip counting to get to the next multiplication facts.  I like the book so much I’m ordering the Two Plus Two Is Not Five to see how to help 1st and 2nd grade with their addition and subtraction.  It’s obvious a lot of research has gone into these books. 

I’ve purchased all of your books and had much success with using them with my child. I’ve recommended them to other parents. Thank you so much for a great product.


Also included in this reproducible book:

  • How to Use the Book
  • Answer Key
  • Index of Math Facts
  • Perforated pages
  • Math Facts Listed by Name


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Five Times Five Is Not Ten
 supports the following Common Core State Standards:

3.OA.7  By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
2.OA.2  Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
3.OA.1  Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of  7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed   as 5 × 7.
3.OA.5  Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. Examples: If 6 x 4 = 24 is known, then 4 x 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.)
3.OA.9  Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. For example, observe that 4 times a number is always even, and explain why 4 times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends.


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When I read the review below, I had to contact the person mentioned. I found out she uses my math books to show teachers effective strategies to teach mathematics. She said she learned about my books through CCSM. Just have to get the word out more about the books! Another administrator I spoke with, a school principal,  found my books through a online search. She wondered why she hadn't heard about them before. If you like the books, please help spread the word!

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for First Grade, December 14, 2013

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This review is from: Two Plus Two is Not Five (Easy Methods to Learn Addition & Subtraction) (Paperback)

This book was recommended in a professional development workshop presented by Linda Bailey. I purchased it 2-3 years ago and have used it since with my first grade students. It is an excellent resource for math fact strategies. The facts/strategies are in correct math instructional trajectory. There are practice sheets for each. I consider it one of my standard math resources.
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Longevity Publishing's books are perfect for differentiation. Lessons can be easily individualized for different learning abilities.

Parents, teachers, special education and math resource teachers, and homeschool educators will see that the clean design will appeal to both younger and older students.

If you are interested in any of our books for your school, catalog, retail or online store, please email Longevity Publishing for information:

Bookstores: Partners Book Distributing distributes our books too.