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Multiplication Mountain

by Hap Palmer

Children learn the multiplication tables in a fun and easy way. They start at the bottom of the mountain and memorize the easiest tables first. After they've learned the 2s, 10s, 5s, and 11s, they move up to the next level and keep climbing until they fin
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1. The Twos Give You Twice
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2. The Twos Give You Twice - No Answers
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3. Tens Just Trip Off Your Tongue
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4. Tens Just Trip Off Your Tongue - No Answers
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5. Fives Alive
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6. Fives Alive - No Answers
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7. Elevens Have Those Doubles
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8. Elevens Have Those Doubles - No Answers
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9. Waltzing Through the Threes
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10. Waltzing Through the Threes - No Answers
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11. Number Nine Rollin' Down the Line
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12. Number Nine Rollin' Down the Line - No Answers
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13. Rocking the Fours
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14. Rocking the Fours - No Answers
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15. Let's Multiply By Six
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16. Let's Multiply By Six - No Answers
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17. Eights - Shimmy Shimmy Shake
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18. Eights - Shimmy Shimmy Shake - No Answers
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19. Sevens - Almost to the Top
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20. Sevens - Almost to the Top - No Answers
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21. Twelves - Reach for the Sun
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22. Twelves - Reach for the Sun - No Answers
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23. Fours Bonus - Twelve Race Cars
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24. Fours Bonus - Twelve Race Cars - No Answers
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25. Shake Up the Tables
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26. Shake Up the Tables - Choose Your Own Facts
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The multiplication facts in this album are presented in the order that most students find easiest to learn. We start with the 2s, 5s, 10s, and 11s tables on the first level of the Multiplication Mountain. With each fact you learn on the first level, you learn a fact you will find further up the mountain. For example, because 2 x 9 = 18, and 9 x 2 = 18, you learn a 2x fact and a 9x fact at the same time! Multiplication facts are easy to learn if you slowly but steadily climb the Multiplication Mountain. Start on the bottom and climb from left to right. With every step there is one less fact to learn, and by the time you’ve climbed the mountain and reached the sun. . .you only have one fact to learn: 12 x 12 is 144. Enjoy the climb! Each table has its own catchy song to help you memorize the facts. Lots of musical styles are included to make the climb interesting and fun.

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From www thedirtytshirt.com Product Reviews from a Mom with Way Too Much Laundry - Jennifer.


I have found the perfect product to help my daughter memorize her multiplication tables. This has been a tough spot in Math for us and every lesson leaves us both feeling frustrated. But after I received the Multiplication Mountain CD to review I began to see a ray of hope. Not only does this CD teach you but it does so in a way that allows kids to have fun.

The tunes range from jazzy, bluesy and reggae and it is so fun to listen to. I love this CD, the tunes are catchy, the lessons are clear and the fun my daughter has is priceless. I love that I have caught her singing the songs every once in awhile. So I know it is working and I have seen it in her schoolwork.

Multiplication Mountain is a must have to help your kids along the way, heck this CD even helped me out a bit, 8’s and 9’s always have made me stop to think about it for a minute. Not anymore thanks to Hap Palmer and his great music.

See full review at: www thedirtytshirt.com


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From About.com

By Espie Estrella

There are certain math concepts that can be difficult to grasp, especially if the student is young. Learning the multiplication table is perhaps one of the most challenging math facts children have to conquer. Fortunately, there is a new CD called Multiplication Mountain that can help kids master this concept faster. Incidentally, my child is learning multiplication in school so I put this CD to the test. Let me just say this...Hap Palmer delivers.

In this new CD, multiplication facts are presented in a logical sequence; starting off with the easiest and slowly moving on to more challenging facts. Children learn multiplying by 2's, 10's, 5's and 11's on the first level. On the second level, they learn multiplying by 3's, 9's and 4's, followed by 6's and 8's on the third level. As they reach the top of the multiplication mountain, kids tackle multiplying by 7's before finally reaching the sun where the number 12 is.

Each fact has a corresponding song which makes learning how to multiply less tedious and more fun. All the songs are well-written and catchy; it also incorporates different styles of music like waltz, classical and rock and roll. Each song is repeated twice; the first one with the complete lyrics and the second one minus the answers to the multiplication fact being learned.

Since 1969, Hap Palmer has helped young children build their vocabularies and math skills through music. I remember listening to his songs when I was in elementary school. It will be no surprise then if Multiplication Mountain becomes another product that will be used in homes and schools for years to come.

By Espie Estrella, From About.com (musiced.about.com)
About.com is part of The New York Times Company

See the full review at: http://musiced.about.com/od/softwaresdvdcd/gr/happalmer.htm

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From Kidzmusic.com by John Wood

The multiplication tables are made marvelously easy by master educator and songsmith Hap Palmer with the aid of 26 catchy tunes that breaks the process down into bite-sized musical morsels of sing-along fun. Getting to the top of the Multiplication Mountain is a breeze and the 20-page lyric/activity book is a welcome support.

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From: www.commonsensemedia.org

Multiplication Mountain - Hap Palmer
Engaging songs help kids memorize the times tables.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Rupp

Parents need to know that unlike some kids' albums that sing about math facts, this CD is specifically designed to help kids memorize their times tables. With a climbing metaphor that begins with the easiest-to-learn tables (2, 10, and 5, for instance) listeners climb the imaginary mountain until they finally reach the summit to cover more difficult tables like 6, 7, and 8. Each song is repeated a second time without the answers so kids can test out their skills.

Like many parents, Hap Palmer helped his daughter learn her multiplication tables. But while on homework duty, the award-winning songwriter and educator noticed something special about the way her teacher presented the tables. They began with the easiest tables, like 2 and 5 and then progressed up to the harder ones, sort of like climbing a mountain. Making this idea the basis for his release MULTIPLICATION MOUNTAIN, Palmer has crafted a collection of musical multiplication drills that focus on repetition and reinforcement to get listeners to commit those pesky multiplication tables to memory.

There are no silly sound effects, goofy voices, or giggle-inspiring jokes on this CD, so that means it's not the barrel of laughs that some kids’ albums can be. But just because it isn't in-your-face funny, doesn't mean it won't have kid-appeal. In fact, Multiplication Mountain makes learning the multiplication tables an appealing and even entertaining process. Hap Palmer does a good balancing act of creating cute, appealing lyrics that are sure to engage young listeners without distracting them from the task at hand. Each multiplication table gets its own easy-to-remember song, like "Waltzing Through the Threes," "Rockin’ the Fours," and "Fives Alive." This makes it a great resource for parents who can pop the CD in on a car ride or during homework crunch time.

Read the full review at: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/music-reviews/multiplication-mountain


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From: Midwest Book Review
The Music Shelf, April 2009
www.midwestbookreview.com

Multiplication Mountain is a children's music CD designed to teach young people basic multiplication in a fun and catchy manner. Starting at the bottom of the "mountain" and learning the easy tables firs (multiples of 2, 10, 5, and 11) followed by the next tier (multiples of 3, 9 and 4), the next (Multiples of 6 and 8) and the peak (multiples of 7), kids learn about each table through its own song. A complete guide with lyrics and recommended activities rounds out this excellent educational supplement highly recommended for school and public library collections as well as listening at home to help little ones get on the right math track.


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From: www.outwiththekids.blogspot.com

Hap Palmer - Multiplication Mountain CD Review

There is a most certainly a place for educational music. Hap Palmer is proof positive that an artist can be viable, entertaining AND educational. Palmer's latest is a musical multiplication table called "Multiplication Mountain". Your child will literally climb the metaphorical mountain as they progress from the "easiest" figures to protract out mathematically - 2s, 5s, and 10s - to the more challenging 6s, 7s and 9s (nine was always my favorite) . Following each proper song is another version, identical musically, but sans the numerical answers. This is the genius of "Multiplication Mountain", the entertaining math romps first, serving as the lecture, then a duplicate romp standing in as the test.
It's fast paced learning with a beat.

The well-recorded, professional musical arrangements are varied stylistically (from jazz to calypso to even a waltz) which assists in holding a child's attention. And with catchy, clever and easy to sing-a-long-with lyrics such as "...a 5 day trip becomes a 10 day cruise, you can double any number you choose" this CD will aid your little sponges as they learn to memorize the multiplication table (after all, no one seems to have a problem remembering song lyrics, yet most of us struggle with math. Hmmm...)

"Multiplication Mountain" is the perfect compliment to actual math class.

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From: Northeast Times - April 4th - (a suburban Philadelphia paper) - www.northeasttimes.com By William Feldman

MULTIPLICATION MOUNTAIN

Multiplication Mountain is an educational CD that reinforces the multiplication table with major repetition with various musical genres.

Hap Palmer is an accomplished musician, singer/songwriter and educator, as well as the lyricist and musical composer of Multiplication Mountain. His musical abilities include guitar, bass, percussion, saxophone, flute and clarinet. He received his bachelor of arts degree in speech/drama and recreation from Chapman College in Orange, Calif., in 1965. He continued by obtaining his master's degee in dance education from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1982. All of his songs try to depict and enhance children's motor skills, language, reading readiness and basic math skills.

Hap's recordings and videos have received numerous honors, including the Parents' Choice Award, the American Library Association Notable Designation, the National Association of Parent Publications Award, The Early Childhood News Directors Choice Award and the American Video Award.

Whoever said that elementary school teachers do not have an impact on parents? Hap was intrigued when his youngest daughter Claralyse's third-grade teacher taught the multiplication tables in the order most children find easiest to learn - starting with the 2s, 5s, 10s and 11s tables first, the multiplication mountain approach.

Hap's other daughter Kelly, now 40, is a teacher at Serrania School in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Hap said, "She was teaching third grade when we tested out the multiplication CD."

The multiplication table on the CD is presented in chronological order with various genres: Jamaican, country, blues and rap. Each song has two versions: the first version teaches the math problem with its corresponding answer; the second version allows the child to sing in the answer, which is purposely left blank.

For more information, go to www.happalmer.com

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Linda Sawyer


The songs are very catchy and my granddaughter enjoys singing along. The music has helped her with her times tables. Thank you




Gaylene Cascione

Love this CD!
I absolutely love this CD! My eight year old son has begun learning his multiplication in school and this CD has helped him memorize them with ease! We play this CD in the car every morning and now my six year old daughter knows her times tables too! I'm convinced that this is the best way for our children to learn! Thank you, Mr. Palmer!

Allison

Multiplication Mountain is GREAT
These songs were very catchy and "jaunty" as my 10yo says. He has been stuggeling with memorizing the facts. He sings them at home, while we are out in public (which is funny) and has our 7yo learning them now. Hap Palmer has a nice voice to listen to and I know your child will love it too.