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The Best of Times

The Best of Times

by Greg Tang Illustrated by Harry Briggs
Four is very fast to do
When you multiply by 2.
Here's a little good advice:
Please just always double twice!

The Best of Times gives kids an intuitive understanding of multiplication, encouraging them to arrive at answers on their own rather than memorizing the times tables. A child who can multiply by two, for instance, can multiply by four and even eight! Likewise, times six builds on times two and times three.

With his common-sense approach, Greg Tang encourages kids to solve problems creatively, building both their skills and their confidence.
8, 9
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 4
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Activity Book
Number of Pages
Functional and How-To, Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Greg Tang Greg Tang's books, including The Grapes of Math, Math for All Seasons, and Math Potatoes, challenge and encourage children to use creativity and common sense to solve math problems, rather than formulas and memorization.
Harry Briggs

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