7 Helpful Posts for Teaching Multiplication

Teaching multiplication can take many forms.  Teachers are always finding new and engaging ways of teaching multiplication.  Whether it be using manipulatives, arrays, songs, tips or strategies, there is no one way of teaching multiplication.…

Frustrated That Students Don’t Know the Multiplication Facts? Part 3 The Derivative Strategies

In the final part of this three-part series on multiplication fluency, let’s explore the Derivative Strategies.  These are the strategies that are taught AFTER the student has demonstrated proficiency in the Foundation Strategies (see the previous…

Frustrated That Students Don’t Know the Multiplication Facts? Part 2 The Foundational Strategies

In the first part of this series, I wrote that we need to teach mental math strategies for multiplication.  This is similar to what we do for addition and subtraction.   But first, students need to…

Frustrated that Students Don’t Know The Multiplication Facts?

Have you’ve encountered the student who doesn’t study the multiplication facts? Or the student who learns one multiplication table and then seemingly forgets most of the facts? Or the student who studies but has a…

3 Tried and True Ways on How to Teach Multiplication

The gateway to learning algebra and higher forms of mathematics is multiplication.  It is critically important that elementary school children learn the concept of multiplication as well as, just learning the multiplication facts. I am…

5 Helpful Multiplication Videos for Your Students

Most teachers report that students struggle with multiplication fluency.  In fact, the problem is pervasive enough that even my son’s eighth-grade math teacher said the same thing at his Back To School Night presentation to the…

Learning Multiplication is More than Memorization!

I have a vivid memory of learning multiplication in third grade.  My teacher, Mrs. Bowman, drew three circles on the chalkboard.  Then she put five milk bottles in each one.  She said this is 3…

Multiplication Practice Made Fun and Easy

Have any students who are STILL stuck on their 2s and 3s? or 4s multiplication facts?  Is multiplication practice something they don’t want to do? Do they whine that multiplication practice is boring? Are you…

How to get Students to Study the Multiplication Facts

If you’re a third grade teacher, you know that multiplication is that gateway math skill needed to do any higher level math taught in grades 4 and above.  Without knowing how to multiply, students would…

2 Facts About Teaching Area

Just count the squares! Are you teaching your class to find the area of shapes?  There are various ways to teach it, but an effective way to teach area is to use what they already…

Getting Smart with the Distributive Property Ninja Style

Soon my students will be taking the Math portion of the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) in May.  So I thought we should revisit the Distributive Property of Multiplication (DPM) since it’s been awhile since we…

Hands on With the Distributive Property and Multiples of 10

Are you worried if your students can handle using the Distributive Property of Multiplication with larger numbers?  I was!  My students have moved onto multiplying with multiples of 10 (CCSS 3.NBT.A.3).  I continue to use…

Discovering the Distributive Property of Multiplication

Distributive Property of Multiplication…oh, my! Yes, captain.  Shields up and ready to fire on the Distributive Property of Multiplication. Root canal without Novacaine.  Pins under my fingernails.  Sitting through an insurance seminar.  Those all seem…

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