Ten Divided by Five is Not Five: Using Multiplication to Make Division Easy

# Ten Divided by Five is Not Five: Using Multiplication to Make Division Easy

\$10.95

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 division means, students should learn to memorize division facts.

Six sections of workbook pages help students of any age become fluent with and memorize division facts. The book is designed to introduce division facts based on a student’s knowledge of multiplication facts.

Included: How to Use This Book, a Guide to Introducing Division, 58 worksheets for written practice and review, record-keeping and assessment pages, a certificate of mastery and answer pages.

• Teachers, homeschool parents, special education and math resource teachers can use Ten Divided by Five Is Not Five to teach students in any grade level, including adult basic skills programs!
• Math facts are practiced throughout the book.
• This workbook includes word math problems too!
• 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 workbook can be used with Five Times Five Is Not Ten.

See all the testimonials below:

Reviews and Testimonials from Home Educators 1/21/19 - Thank you very much. We received the books on yesterday! He has already gone through the pages you sent! I think because of the fun way the books are, it doesn't stress him and he has soared through the 24 pages with such excitement and ask each day if the books have come yet! - Myra, Houston TX
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2/19/18 - I have a 9-year-old daughter going through the multiplication book like a champ, and ditto on my 6-year-old son with the addition book! I assign them one page a day in addition to their math curriculum and it's working perfectly. Couldn’t be more pleased! Shannon Hughes, homeschool parent
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9/1/17 - I absolutely loved your books. My niece used Two Plus Two Is Not Five, and it massively helped her. I am so thankful for your books. Kate
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8/10/17 - The books are beyond awesome, structured well, and my grandson loves working with them. He is developing great confidence and
better understanding of addition as well as subtraction families. Prior to using the workbooks, subtraction was overwhelming but now he is doing
great. It is nice to have something tangible as opposed to everything usually being computer driven these days. Thank you for creating such a
wonderful series including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Lori G., Grandparent
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6/16/17 - My five children have used the multiplication and division books to learn and master their math facts. They really work! Friends (in homeschool groups) and family all tell me that my kids know their facts. Angie, Homeschool mom (CHEC)
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6/11/17 - I'm using your books with all three of my kids, and my oldest is finishing division soon. Your books work, and are magical. We are currently road tripping across the country and my daughter does five pages each day, with no fuss, and actually enjoys it. She progresses with minimal guidance, and we are very satisfied. Justin, Key West, FL
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3/20/17 - I didn’t know my son was counting on his fingers in 2nd grade. I needed a curriculum that focused on retention and reinforcement. After speaking with you on the phone, I was skeptical because nothing was working out, but your program sounded like it was worth our time. We started with the 1st book and are now in the 3rd, which is multiplication. His exact words are, “Mom, this is so easy!” I should send in a video to show you how fast he can do a page. It is amazing! I couldn’t be more pleased with how these books are written. They focus on making math fun and easy, and my child knows his math facts from memory….no more counting on those fingers!!! I am forever grateful, and I have shared these books with several friends. Donna, Lafayette, LA
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3/17/17 - I am currently using Two Plus Two is Not Five with my 2nd grade son, and thank you for this resource. My son made adequate progress in math in kindergarten, but flat lined in 1st grade, initially making 2nd grade difficult, scary, and unsuccessful. Traditional drill and practice, even time delay, were not moving his fluency or automaticity with math facts along. I was really at a loss, and as a school psychologist by training, perplexed. Your “tricks” have been just the instructional component he has needed to break the habit of finger-counting and to commit these facts to memory for him. I appreciate the progression of skills and have found that he is working exactly where he needs to be. I am purchasing the multiplication book in preparation for next year to have for when we complete this book. Thank you. I can only imagine how many
children you have helped through this resource, but you can add one young man in Lexington, KY to your list! Gratefully, Leslie Vaughn
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1/30/17 - As a homeschool mom of four, I am always looking for the best way to teach my kids who all have different learning styles. I came across
these math drill workbooks a couple of years ago when my oldest was struggling to memorize addition math facts. Since then, we have worked
through addition, multiplication, and are now on the division workbook! The tricks are easy for them to remember, and the daily drill practice is
perfect! Grateful we found them when we did! Sharae, A happy homeschool mom
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7/16/15 - We got your program Tuesday and started right away. My daughter loves it. I think she has a whole new outlook on math. She will not
dread having to do it next year and will not call herself stupid anymore. You are a miracle worker. I'm sure we will need the division book soon. As
soon as, we finish addition, we are moving to multiplication. Thank you so much. One very happy mom! Stella Rodriguez
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6/20/15 - We purchased 2+2 Is Not Five and have found it to be incredibly valuable to us. It gave us helpful tools to teach our children how to
calculate math problems in their heads. Justin and Carla Neal (CHEC)
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6/19/15 - After having used one of the more popular math courses, I needed a bridge to allow my child to master his math facts. 2+2 Is Not Five
was the bridge I needed. Thank you so much! Anna, Homeschool mom of four boys. (CHEC)
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11/25/14 - Five Times Five Is Not Ten is fun because it’s easy. I don’t usually need help, and it shows me how to do times tables easily. You can learn a lot about times tables in this book. Kailey E. Learley, 10 years old
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5/14/14 - My daughter has completed your math books and they were enormously helpful! I used the books for my 10-year-old who struggles to just simply memorize facts. We used the books as part of our homeschool program and I was very impressed. It has just the right balance of presenting the “tricks” and continual review to make memorizing math facts doable for those who have difficulty with rote memorization. A.P. parent
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9/8/13 - 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. Nancy Miller, parent
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6/15/13 - Testimonial received for Two Plus Two Is Not Five when I was at the CHEC Homeschool conference: We are a homeschooling family and enjoy working a page a day along with our other math curriculum to keep the facts fresh in our children's minds. The tricks they have learned have stuck with them and Mom has even learned a few! Morgan 5 Homeschool
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2/26/13 - Thank you for writing these books. I am a homeschool mom, and they have been extremely helpful and I hope that you would develop more. Genevieve
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2/11/13 - The math program is really working! Happy to say that my 1st grader is no longer crying during her timed math tests. It is the only thing that has made
sense to her because it isn’t random rote meaningless drilling. She can do it! I have a tool for both of my girls, and know that when we get to multiplication and
division, we won’t need to worry! We can’t thank you enough! Laura Stanek
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11/26/12 - I am homeschooling my 10-year-old dyslexic child who also has memory and processing speed issues. Your books Five Times Five Is Not Ten and Two Plus Two Is Not Five have been enormously helpful and I am so grateful for you for putting math into terms both of us can understand and enjoy. Thanks so much! Terry Burgan
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6/26/12 - I just had to write to thank you so much for your wonderful books. We followed your directions with the flash cards, and have practiced every day. In only one month, she has learned all of the addition and subtraction facts. She can do them in the book and orally with the flash cards. It is truly amazing to see how she responds to the tricks. You can actually see the “light go on” in her eyes when she understands. We will keep reviewing these and start the multiplication book so she will be ready for 3rd grade. I have told many people about your books. Lisa Calloway
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5/6/12 - Thank you so very much for writing the book Two Plus Two Is Not Five! I am a retired second grade teacher, and I am using it with my second grade
granddaughter and my third grade grandson. They are enjoying it so much, learning their math facts easily, and are pleased that school time tests are getting easier for them. Oma Dell Manning, TX
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9/18/11 - I wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I appreciate your book 2+2 is not 5. I began using it late last school year, and I had much success with it
with my Special Education students in grades 2 and 3. Now these kiddos are back with me again. I am using it with all of my students who have math computation as an IEP goal. They are becoming very successful with the practice sheets, and are beginning to generalize it to their other work. Because we need to collect data for these students, I found the chart in the back of the book to be most helpful. Along with your books, I have been using a very simple computer program that lets me list the practice facts by the tiers. The kids are really enjoying this process! I have some on tier 2 and some on tier 4. They are helping each other and looking forward to moving on to the multiplication and division facts. Thanks for all of your work on this book! Donna Marlette, St. Louis, MO
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9/16/11 - Before we found Two Plus Two is Not Five, we tried at least half a dozen learning systems and workbooks to teach math to our 4-year-old son. But we found that he was not able to learn much from them other than counting up the numbers on his fingers or pictures on the page. Then we happened upon the Two Plus Two is Not Five system. From the start, he has mastered the tricks easily. As part of the exercises, he has learned a number of new skills including counting backwards, counting by twos and adding/subtracting doubles. The system of learning the trick, practicing, and then doing the mixed exercises has quickly reinforced the learning and helped us immediately spot weaknesses in learning that we worked with him to correct. The structure of the book makes it easy to sit down with him, walk him through the tricks, and let him practice until he masters the skills. There is limited parental preparation involved, and we go through one page a night, five nights a week. Deborah and David Liu, Palo Alto, CA
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9/15/11 - I'm such a fan of your books that I just had to reply. I have both the addition/subtraction and multiplication book and I'm dearly hoping that you're working on a division version! I'm a parent supplementing my son's math education at public school with your books. He has a terrific school and teachers, but has ADD and math is his least preferred activity, so it's a challenge! I'm working with him on basic math facts so that his learning in other math areas in school is supported by a solid foundation. The schools really don't have the time to thoroughly address basic math facts, and I'm happy to take on the task particularly when I have terrific tools like yours to use. Claire Connell, Portland, OR
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1/14/11 - My daughter had trouble remembering addition and subtraction facts. I was looking for an alternative way to teach these facts to restore her confidence
and help her “get it.” Two Plus Two Is Not Five was exactly what she needed. She was able to check off facts as she learned, and the repetitiveness was crucial to her success. She now knows her addition and subtraction facts without counting on her fingers! BeverlyTombs
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9/1/10 - I worked with three students last year and used the book, Two Plus Two Is Not Five. Each of them became faster in their facts. Their confidence and
abilities greatly improved. Thank you. Karla Archer
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9/2/09 - My eight-year-old daughter has a learning disability that really shows up in math. When learning a simple addition or subtraction fact, she’d perfect, and
then forget. After flashcards, software, other workbooks, tutoring, manipulatives and summer school, I decided to try Two Plus Two is Not Five. I can see now that
she “gets it.” She can recall the trick when she sees the numbers. She is so excited about being successful and absolutely loves math. The book may anchor my daughter’s academic future. Thank you. Janice L. Foley, Tallahassee, FL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6/13/09 - Two Plus Two Is Not Five: This is an awesome book. I bought the book the summer after my son’s kindergarten year. I wanted him to be able to add
some of the smaller numbers without having to count on his fingers or draw stick figures. A huge success! This summer we will be working on some other addition
and subtraction facts as well as moving into the multiplication book. I told all of my friends about the book, how it has enhanced my son’s ability to add and subtract with accuracy and speed as well as build his confidence in math. Lastly, his teacher told me that he was one of her brightest math students. Tessa Snowton, S. FL
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8/23/08 - I teach Middle School and High School special education. I really like the books because they will help supplement my math program for those kids that struggle with just a few facts or maybe a certain area (subtraction). Jennifer Tollefsrud, MT
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1/24/08 - I purchased Two Plus Two is Not Five during the summer because I thought it might help my child with timed math tests in the fall. I used flash cards
along with the book and I was very impressed with the results. My child learned all of the math facts by the end of the summer. Her math grades have really
improved this school year, and she has gained more confidence. I highly recommend this book to parents and teachers. R.M., A reviewer
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6/1/07 - We've repeatedly been asked if we knew of a product to help with memorization of addition and subtraction facts. We've FINALLY found a resource we feel we can wholeheartedly recommend. Susan Greenwald's workbook, Two Plus Two is Not Five, offers lots of practice and reinforcement and uses some great memory tricks as well. Plus, it's totally reproducible! Trigger Memory Systems
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6/25/07 - Two Plus Two Is Not Five has been instrumental in helping my children visualize math concepts. It turns a bunch of numbers on paper into something
real and tangible for my children to work with. As I was teaching them some of the math tricks in this book, I realized Susan (the author) had found a simple way to explain exactly how I actually see math problems in my mind. I never could have explained it this well. This curriculum is easy enough for my 5-year-old - he loves it and asks for more - and yet is still interesting enough to help my 9-year-old fill in some gaps in her math knowledge without being bored. I highly recommend this curriculum." Kimberly Duell, Broken Arrow, OK , Homeschool mother of four children, ages 9, 5, 3, and 17 months.
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 Book Title Ten Divided by Five is Not Five: Using Multiplication to Make Division Easy Publisher: Longevity Publishing Author Susan R. Greenwald, M.A. Ed.

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 division means, students should learn to memorize division facts.

Six sections of workbook pages help students of any age become fluent with and memorize division facts. The book is designed to introduce division facts based on a student’s knowledge of multiplication facts.

Included: How to Use This Book, a Guide to Introducing Division, 58 worksheets for written practice and review, record-keeping and assessment pages, a certificate of mastery and answer pages.

• Teachers, homeschool parents, special education and math resource teachers can use Ten Divided by Five Is Not Five to teach students in any grade level, including adult basic skills programs!
• Math facts are practiced throughout the book.
• This workbook includes word math problems too!
• 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 workbook can be used with Five Times Five Is Not Ten.

See all the testimonials below:

Reviews and Testimonials from Home Educators 1/21/19 - Thank you very much. We received the books on yesterday! He has already gone through the pages you sent! I think because of the fun way the books are, it doesn't stress him and he has soared through the 24 pages with such excitement and ask each day if the books have come yet! - Myra, Houston TX
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2/19/18 - I have a 9-year-old daughter going through the multiplication book like a champ, and ditto on my 6-year-old son with the addition book! I assign them one page a day in addition to their math curriculum and it's working perfectly. Couldn’t be more pleased! Shannon Hughes, homeschool parent
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9/1/17 - I absolutely loved your books. My niece used Two Plus Two Is Not Five, and it massively helped her. I am so thankful for your books. Kate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8/10/17 - The books are beyond awesome, structured well, and my grandson loves working with them. He is developing great confidence and
better understanding of addition as well as subtraction families. Prior to using the workbooks, subtraction was overwhelming but now he is doing
great. It is nice to have something tangible as opposed to everything usually being computer driven these days. Thank you for creating such a
wonderful series including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Lori G., Grandparent
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6/16/17 - My five children have used the multiplication and division books to learn and master their math facts. They really work! Friends (in homeschool groups) and family all tell me that my kids know their facts. Angie, Homeschool mom (CHEC)
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6/11/17 - I'm using your books with all three of my kids, and my oldest is finishing division soon. Your books work, and are magical. We are currently road tripping across the country and my daughter does five pages each day, with no fuss, and actually enjoys it. She progresses with minimal guidance, and we are very satisfied. Justin, Key West, FL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3/20/17 - I didn’t know my son was counting on his fingers in 2nd grade. I needed a curriculum that focused on retention and reinforcement. After speaking with you on the phone, I was skeptical because nothing was working out, but your program sounded like it was worth our time. We started with the 1st book and are now in the 3rd, which is multiplication. His exact words are, “Mom, this is so easy!” I should send in a video to show you how fast he can do a page. It is amazing! I couldn’t be more pleased with how these books are written. They focus on making math fun and easy, and my child knows his math facts from memory….no more counting on those fingers!!! I am forever grateful, and I have shared these books with several friends. Donna, Lafayette, LA
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3/17/17 - I am currently using Two Plus Two is Not Five with my 2nd grade son, and thank you for this resource. My son made adequate progress in math in kindergarten, but flat lined in 1st grade, initially making 2nd grade difficult, scary, and unsuccessful. Traditional drill and practice, even time delay, were not moving his fluency or automaticity with math facts along. I was really at a loss, and as a school psychologist by training, perplexed. Your “tricks” have been just the instructional component he has needed to break the habit of finger-counting and to commit these facts to memory for him. I appreciate the progression of skills and have found that he is working exactly where he needs to be. I am purchasing the multiplication book in preparation for next year to have for when we complete this book. Thank you. I can only imagine how many
children you have helped through this resource, but you can add one young man in Lexington, KY to your list! Gratefully, Leslie Vaughn
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1/30/17 - As a homeschool mom of four, I am always looking for the best way to teach my kids who all have different learning styles. I came across
these math drill workbooks a couple of years ago when my oldest was struggling to memorize addition math facts. Since then, we have worked
through addition, multiplication, and are now on the division workbook! The tricks are easy for them to remember, and the daily drill practice is
perfect! Grateful we found them when we did! Sharae, A happy homeschool mom
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
7/16/15 - We got your program Tuesday and started right away. My daughter loves it. I think she has a whole new outlook on math. She will not
dread having to do it next year and will not call herself stupid anymore. You are a miracle worker. I'm sure we will need the division book soon. As
soon as, we finish addition, we are moving to multiplication. Thank you so much. One very happy mom! Stella Rodriguez
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6/20/15 - We purchased 2+2 Is Not Five and have found it to be incredibly valuable to us. It gave us helpful tools to teach our children how to
calculate math problems in their heads. Justin and Carla Neal (CHEC)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6/19/15 - After having used one of the more popular math courses, I needed a bridge to allow my child to master his math facts. 2+2 Is Not Five
was the bridge I needed. Thank you so much! Anna, Homeschool mom of four boys. (CHEC)
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11/25/14 - Five Times Five Is Not Ten is fun because it’s easy. I don’t usually need help, and it shows me how to do times tables easily. You can learn a lot about times tables in this book. Kailey E. Learley, 10 years old
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5/14/14 - My daughter has completed your math books and they were enormously helpful! I used the books for my 10-year-old who struggles to just simply memorize facts. We used the books as part of our homeschool program and I was very impressed. It has just the right balance of presenting the “tricks” and continual review to make memorizing math facts doable for those who have difficulty with rote memorization. A.P. parent
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9/8/13 - 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. Nancy Miller, parent
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6/15/13 - Testimonial received for Two Plus Two Is Not Five when I was at the CHEC Homeschool conference: We are a homeschooling family and enjoy working a page a day along with our other math curriculum to keep the facts fresh in our children's minds. The tricks they have learned have stuck with them and Mom has even learned a few! Morgan 5 Homeschool
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2/26/13 - Thank you for writing these books. I am a homeschool mom, and they have been extremely helpful and I hope that you would develop more. Genevieve
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2/11/13 - The math program is really working! Happy to say that my 1st grader is no longer crying during her timed math tests. It is the only thing that has made
sense to her because it isn’t random rote meaningless drilling. She can do it! I have a tool for both of my girls, and know that when we get to multiplication and
division, we won’t need to worry! We can’t thank you enough! Laura Stanek
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/26/12 - I am homeschooling my 10-year-old dyslexic child who also has memory and processing speed issues. Your books Five Times Five Is Not Ten and Two Plus Two Is Not Five have been enormously helpful and I am so grateful for you for putting math into terms both of us can understand and enjoy. Thanks so much! Terry Burgan
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6/26/12 - I just had to write to thank you so much for your wonderful books. We followed your directions with the flash cards, and have practiced every day. In only one month, she has learned all of the addition and subtraction facts. She can do them in the book and orally with the flash cards. It is truly amazing to see how she responds to the tricks. You can actually see the “light go on” in her eyes when she understands. We will keep reviewing these and start the multiplication book so she will be ready for 3rd grade. I have told many people about your books. Lisa Calloway
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5/6/12 - Thank you so very much for writing the book Two Plus Two Is Not Five! I am a retired second grade teacher, and I am using it with my second grade
granddaughter and my third grade grandson. They are enjoying it so much, learning their math facts easily, and are pleased that school time tests are getting easier for them. Oma Dell Manning, TX
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9/18/11 - I wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I appreciate your book 2+2 is not 5. I began using it late last school year, and I had much success with it
with my Special Education students in grades 2 and 3. Now these kiddos are back with me again. I am using it with all of my students who have math computation as an IEP goal. They are becoming very successful with the practice sheets, and are beginning to generalize it to their other work. Because we need to collect data for these students, I found the chart in the back of the book to be most helpful. Along with your books, I have been using a very simple computer program that lets me list the practice facts by the tiers. The kids are really enjoying this process! I have some on tier 2 and some on tier 4. They are helping each other and looking forward to moving on to the multiplication and division facts. Thanks for all of your work on this book! Donna Marlette, St. Louis, MO
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9/16/11 - Before we found Two Plus Two is Not Five, we tried at least half a dozen learning systems and workbooks to teach math to our 4-year-old son. But we found that he was not able to learn much from them other than counting up the numbers on his fingers or pictures on the page. Then we happened upon the Two Plus Two is Not Five system. From the start, he has mastered the tricks easily. As part of the exercises, he has learned a number of new skills including counting backwards, counting by twos and adding/subtracting doubles. The system of learning the trick, practicing, and then doing the mixed exercises has quickly reinforced the learning and helped us immediately spot weaknesses in learning that we worked with him to correct. The structure of the book makes it easy to sit down with him, walk him through the tricks, and let him practice until he masters the skills. There is limited parental preparation involved, and we go through one page a night, five nights a week. Deborah and David Liu, Palo Alto, CA
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9/15/11 - I'm such a fan of your books that I just had to reply. I have both the addition/subtraction and multiplication book and I'm dearly hoping that you're working on a division version! I'm a parent supplementing my son's math education at public school with your books. He has a terrific school and teachers, but has ADD and math is his least preferred activity, so it's a challenge! I'm working with him on basic math facts so that his learning in other math areas in school is supported by a solid foundation. The schools really don't have the time to thoroughly address basic math facts, and I'm happy to take on the task particularly when I have terrific tools like yours to use. Claire Connell, Portland, OR
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1/14/11 - My daughter had trouble remembering addition and subtraction facts. I was looking for an alternative way to teach these facts to restore her confidence
and help her “get it.” Two Plus Two Is Not Five was exactly what she needed. She was able to check off facts as she learned, and the repetitiveness was crucial to her success. She now knows her addition and subtraction facts without counting on her fingers! BeverlyTombs
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9/1/10 - I worked with three students last year and used the book, Two Plus Two Is Not Five. Each of them became faster in their facts. Their confidence and
abilities greatly improved. Thank you. Karla Archer
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9/2/09 - My eight-year-old daughter has a learning disability that really shows up in math. When learning a simple addition or subtraction fact, she’d perfect, and
then forget. After flashcards, software, other workbooks, tutoring, manipulatives and summer school, I decided to try Two Plus Two is Not Five. I can see now that
she “gets it.” She can recall the trick when she sees the numbers. She is so excited about being successful and absolutely loves math. The book may anchor my daughter’s academic future. Thank you. Janice L. Foley, Tallahassee, FL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6/13/09 - Two Plus Two Is Not Five: This is an awesome book. I bought the book the summer after my son’s kindergarten year. I wanted him to be able to add
some of the smaller numbers without having to count on his fingers or draw stick figures. A huge success! This summer we will be working on some other addition
and subtraction facts as well as moving into the multiplication book. I told all of my friends about the book, how it has enhanced my son’s ability to add and subtract with accuracy and speed as well as build his confidence in math. Lastly, his teacher told me that he was one of her brightest math students. Tessa Snowton, S. FL
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8/23/08 - I teach Middle School and High School special education. I really like the books because they will help supplement my math program for those kids that struggle with just a few facts or maybe a certain area (subtraction). Jennifer Tollefsrud, MT
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1/24/08 - I purchased Two Plus Two is Not Five during the summer because I thought it might help my child with timed math tests in the fall. I used flash cards
along with the book and I was very impressed with the results. My child learned all of the math facts by the end of the summer. Her math grades have really
improved this school year, and she has gained more confidence. I highly recommend this book to parents and teachers. R.M., A reviewer
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6/1/07 - We've repeatedly been asked if we knew of a product to help with memorization of addition and subtraction facts. We've FINALLY found a resource we feel we can wholeheartedly recommend. Susan Greenwald's workbook, Two Plus Two is Not Five, offers lots of practice and reinforcement and uses some great memory tricks as well. Plus, it's totally reproducible! Trigger Memory Systems
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6/25/07 - Two Plus Two Is Not Five has been instrumental in helping my children visualize math concepts. It turns a bunch of numbers on paper into something
real and tangible for my children to work with. As I was teaching them some of the math tricks in this book, I realized Susan (the author) had found a simple way to explain exactly how I actually see math problems in my mind. I never could have explained it this well. This curriculum is easy enough for my 5-year-old - he loves it and asks for more - and yet is still interesting enough to help my 9-year-old fill in some gaps in her math knowledge without being bored. I highly recommend this curriculum." Kimberly Duell, Broken Arrow, OK , Homeschool mother of four children, ages 9, 5, 3, and 17 months.
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