Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M for multiplication! (A to Z challenge)

M for Multiplication--yay!  I love to teach multiplication.  How about you!

Kids like shortcuts, right?!  When you are teaching your students let them know that when you multiply you are really just doing a shortcut.

3x4 is really doing a shortcut for 3 groups of 4 things and instead of adding them all one at a time we can remember the totals of these!  I do have conceptual multiplication flash cards (for sale on TN, TpT) for 1x6 through 1x12.  There are three cards for each multiple!   This is what they look like...

Do your children struggle with multiplication or do they love it?

Another way I like to teach it is by looking at patterns on a 100 chart.

It was a wise fourth grade teacher of mine who let me take a small group of struggling students and do small tutoring sessions during math time.  That is the year I know I wanted to be a teacher.  The moments when my classmates understood how the math patterns worked and how multiplication was really about groups was priceless. : )


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Thanks SO much for stopping by! I appreciate your comments and any ideas you share! Have a wonderful day : )

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