As an elementary school student, (1980s) I struggled to learn my multiplication facts. My mom got me this little purple tape and I popped it in my tape player. I sang and danced and loved the music. I still remember some of the rhymes, like “Seven times nine is sixty-three; seven times ten is seventy!” I never had trouble with my timed tests after I started listening to Magnificant Multiplication.
When I became a teacher in 1996, I looked for my old tape, but it was gone and I was unable to find the recordings at all. I found other multiplication music that I played for my students, but it didn’t seem to “work” the way I remember Magnificent Multiplication working for me. The music wasn’t as catchy or as diverse in style; the rhythms weren’t as good. I was disappointed.
Then, last year, my daughter was trying to memorize her facts. I searched Amazon and you can imagine my delight when I found the CD! I wondered if it would be too dated to appeal to a seven year-old, but she loved it as much as I did and has zoomed past her classmates on her “set tests.” I look forward to using it again with my six and four year-olds! I am so appreciative that this wonderful, catchy music is available again.