# Multiplication

## Computation Dice Games

I remember being in a teacher’s classroom and the students were making equations to equal the number of the day, which was 44. I noticed that all the students were…

## What IS Problem-Solving?

Ask teachers about problem-solving strategies, and you’re opening a can of worms! Opinions about the “best” way to teach problem-solving are all over the board. And teachers will usually argue…

## Conceptualizing Multiplication FREEBIE!

The shift from additive thinking to multiplicative thinking is a monumental leap in mathematical understanding. Itโs no wonder, then, that both the CCSSM and Texas TEKS stress concrete and pictorial…

## Using Manipulatives for Multi-Digit Multiplication

Manipulatives, thought by some to be useful only for young children, are appropriate for students of all ages and should be used whenever new concepts are introduced. This post contains…

## Online Resources for Supporting Math Learning at Home

Well, we are all in a situation that none of us could have imagined even a month ago. My school is out for Spring Break next week and at least…

## Developing Automaticity with Basic Math Facts

The standards, whether the CCSSM or the TEKS in Texas, definitively state that students should develop fluency with calculations, and that means automaticity with basic facts. Knowing math facts is…

## Building Understanding for the Math Operations

How did you learn arithmetic? By that I mean basic multi-digit computation, such as subtracting with regrouping, multi-digit multiplication, or “long” division. I learned totally by memorizing a series of…

## Online Multiplication Fact Practice

The debate rages over whether or not students should “memorize” their facts. We should really be discussingย automaticity orย fluency, not memorization. Our instructional practices should also stress understanding of the concepts…

## Multiplying Decimals

In Texas, multiplying decimals with products to the hundredths was added to the 5th grade curriculum with the last standards revision, and today I tackled it with some of our…