charts, patterns, tables

Using Common Objects to Understand Patterns in Tables

Good grief!  As if adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing weren’t enough, now the kids have to put these patterns on tables???  Yup!  It seems daunting at times, but there are many great ways to make this skill concrete and help kids understand relationships on tables!  It can even be FUN if you let it! When teaching my students about tables…

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elementary, games, hands on learning, kinesthetic learners, math, multiplication, patterns, skip counting

Skip Counting & Multiplication

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…

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