If you put one bacteria in a jar at 11:00 and it multiplies every minute at what time will the jar be completely full? It's madness! They are multiplying by the minute and it is sheer madness! There is just something about multiplication that makes kids go mad. "I have to remember all these random numbers multiplying at me!" I know it is scary, but their is a solution! Kids will learn how easy multiplication really is not simply by memorizing them, but by doing "thinking" multiplication. Thinking about if the answer makes sense with those around it. Kids will make factor trees, and please don't tell them, but they will actually learn to divide as well! It will be sheer madness and Multiplication Madness this fall.