There are so many great ways to teach multi digit multiplication now! I remember being in school “way back when” and we learned one way, the only way, the standard algorithm. Now there are many other models for kids to work with, and most of them help build an understanding of mathematical relationships between numbers. Two methods I find to be helpful are the “Box Method” and the “Partial Products Method.” Eventually students move on to the standard algorithm (“old school”) and the partial products/box methods help them to understand the steps! Continue reading
Knowing multiplication facts help students see the patterns and relationships between numbers that are needed to be successful in other areas of math! Division, renaming fractions, and balancing equations are just a few examples where being able to recall facts quickly and correctly are extremely helpful!
So what do you do as a teacher or a parent of upper elementary or older students who have not mastered the multiplication facts? Here are 7 tips to help make multiplication practice less stressful! Continue reading
Guess what?!? It’s time to get ready to go back to school! Here in my little world we have less than 2 weeks left until the kids are back in school!
If you are a parent looking for something to use to help our kids brush up on Math Skills before the school year stats off, I have something perfect for you! If you are a teacher looking for classroom work to help get your students back into gear, I also have something for you! Continue reading
It is important for kids to be fluent with their Math facts, but sometimes the same old pencil paper routines can get boring! And, let’s face it, some kids just need to move around while they are learning! Here are a few ideas to get your kids moving while practicing Math Facts:
Who doesn’t love a shamrock and a pot of gold? St. Patty’s Day can be a lot of fun! And why wait until March 17th? You can start now with these engaging resources! Continue reading