It is very important for students to understand the meaning behind multiplication. It is also important for them to master multiplication facts so that they may apply them to other types of math. They need to know the multiples of numbers to simplify fractions, solve large division problems, see patterns, understand algebra, and so much more.
Being fluent with Math is similar to being fluent in Reading. If a student knows his sight words and only has to sound out a few unfamiliar words he is able to read a paragraph or story fluently, and comprehend it. However, if he has to sound out all of the words as he reads, the paragraph or passage will take a long time and fluency will be weaker and comprehension compromised.
Adding two digit numbers can seem like an easy enough task to those of us who have been doing it for a long time! But for elementary students it can sometimes be confusing, especially if there is regrouping involved.
It is helpful to most students to start with something concrete, like place value blocks. Before I teach students the Continue reading
My last post included many resources and ideas for rounding! Today I want to share 10 Activities for rounding!
1.) I love this video from Math Coach on You Tube because it uses number lines to help the students understand rounding. To turn it into an activity, have your students use dry erase boards to solve the problems with the video. Pause the video before the answers are shown to give your students time to work. Continue reading