Stories to Help Children Learn Multiplication
Professor Paradox has written a number of books, stories and poems for children that are educational, entertaining, and fun. The Numberland Tales is a series of stories to help children learn multiplication.
Those featured below are currently available on Amazon Kindle
The Numberland Tales
The Numberland Tales is a series of stories to help children to understand and learn multiplicaion. Featuring a boy called Danny Starbright who just can’t do multiplication who finds his way into a land of talking animals called Numberland, where he has a series of adventures, during the course of which, he learns how multiplication works.
Ice Cream and Spiders
The first in the series of stories to help children learn multiplication. Danny just can’t understand the two times table, and is worried that he will fail the test the next day, and is even more worried about his horrid teacher, Mr Grimshaw. But through his encounters with Cassandra a talking cat, a grumpy water boatman with ideas above his station, a horrid spider who has just eaten her husband, and a lovely old witch who can produce ice creams from thin air, Danny discovers the principles and applications of multiplying by two.
Not scary and suitable for bed-time, also suitable for older children with numeracy difficulties.
Cakes and Butterflies
A Story in which Danny gets lost in an enchanted wood, stuffs his face with delicious cakes, and learns the Five Times Table. He meets a funny old man who is very nice to him, but won’t tell him how to get home until he understands the five times table.
Plenty of slapstick and fun to appeal to children of a certain age …
Suitable for young readers and parent and teacher reading, not scary and is suitable for a bed time story!
The Tentown Adventures
A story in which Danny encounters a Very Scary Queen, a pair of foolish and inept Royal Guards, bugs, bogies, and more that appeals to children. And he also learns the ten times table and a lot more about the principles of multiplication.
Suitable for young readers and reading by parents and teachers for children 5 years and older. Some slightly scary bits and lots of funny and revolting bits.
Four Twits a Dragon and a Princess
A great story about four silly and incompetent knights on a quest to rescue a princess from a fierce dragon, and steal some treasure while they are at it. Danny gets caught up in the adventure, but the knights are hopeless, and in the end it is Danny who rescues the princess, and works out a win-win solution to the quest so that nobody gets killed or stabbed, the princess goes home, and he learns the four times table.
Only a teeny bit scary, very silly and suitable for reading to children, and reading by young readers.
Three Blarts and a Bogie
A great adventure in a crazy world of strange creatures called Blarts. Danny is befriended by the Blarts and attends their annual sports tournament. But it isn’t like any sports day he has been to before … This story is full of craziness that appeals to children, and has the three times table woven into it, so that Danny learns the three times as part of the story, which enables him to escape a terrible (but rather silly) fate. Contains some wonderful disgusting bits and creative ideas, that appeal to children, and encourage creative thinking.
Only a teeny bit scary, very silly, some disgusting bits. and suitable for reading to children, and reading by young readers.
The Numberland Tales Omnibus
All of the above stories to help children learn multiplication published in one volume.
More from Professor Paradox
Professor Paradox doesn’t just write stories to help children learn multiplication. there are some wonderful folk tales and a humorous Christmas story.
This is an old old story, or rather, a collection of old tales that have been hanging around for centuries like a pile of dusty old bones. Stone Village is a re-telling of these themes, woven together and re-told in an attempt to breathe new life into them, and make them relevant to the twenty first century. New layers and dimensions have been added, and new directions followed, to create a simple folk tale about food and human relationships, that aims to inspire children to think about the things that really matter.
It is a story for adults to read to children, and a story for older children to read for themselves. This is a story to inspire children, and to touch their hearts and souls with stories imbued with meaning and hope, so that they might just grow into adults for whom there is more to life than visiting theme parks and fiddling with smart phones.
And like all good stories it has a happy ending …
Mr Sparrow’s Spectacular Boob
Mr Sparrow is the accident prone head teacher of St Doughnuts School, his class are the most delightful, intelligent and cheeky children you are ever likely to meet, and Mr Spinks is the chairman of the school governors, the most unpleasant and hated man you never want to meet.
In Mr Sparrow’s Spectacular Boob, Mr Sparrow has one of his brilliant ideas that he hopes, with the help of his pupils, will get him on the right side of Mr Spinks – He decides to put on the best and most imaginative school play ever with a production that involves real animals acting alongside the children. But as always when Mr Sparrow has a brilliant idea, things don’t go according to plan, and disaster builds upon disaster.
In the end it seems that Mr Sparrow’s career as head master is over and the school faces ruin, but then comes the surprise twist as it is the foul Mr Spinks who is exposed as the nasty fraud he is, and Mr Sparrow and his class become the heroes of the story, and indeed, the town of Bogmarsh where it is set.
Mr Sparrow’s Spectacular Boob isn’t just very entertaining and funny, there’s plenty of educational value in it: Sometimes life does seem to go wrong, but in the end things can work out for the best: Respectable public figures are not always what they seem, and in the modern world they are increasingly being exposed. Parents can sometimes be really embarrassing, and it’s good to know it’s not just your parents that are like that!