Multiplication

Game for Practicing Multi-Digit Multiplication

It’s that time of year. State testing is done, you’ve taught the curriculum, and you’re wondering how to make the best use of the time you have left. Make sure…

Fact Practice Your Students Will Love!

Kids are competitive. Heck, adults are competitive. Add a little competition to your fact practice activities and you’re sure to have a hit on your hands. I call this game…

Strategy-Based Fact Instruction

It’s heartbreaking when a student not only doesn’t know a fact like 8 + 4, but also has no strategy for figuring it out. Especially when that student is a…

Are 6 x 5 and 5 x 6 the Same?

Update: This post, originally titled 6 x 5 and 5 x 6 are NOT the Same! has generated the most amazing conversations! I have left the post as written, but…

Multiplying Fractions by a Whole Number

Newer standards require students to multiply a whole number by a fraction in 5th Grade.ย  Here are some things to keep in mind when introducing this skill: Remind students about…

Multiples Tic Tac Toe Game

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about using a tic tac toe strategy for listing multiples of a number. The idea was that kiddos unsure of their basic facts…

Tic Tac Toe..All Your Multiples in a Row

We’ve all had them. Those kiddos who understand the process for multi-digit multiplication problems, but miss them anyway because they don’t know their facts and guess incorrectly. Because if I…

Dominoes Multiplication/Division Fact Families

Third grade is such a critical year for developing the concepts of multiplication and division. It’s important that students get lots of concrete experience making equal groups and representing them…

Extending Multiplication to Larger Numbers

The transition from additive thinking to multiplicative thinking is very difficult and abstract for some kiddos. Think about it, for as long as they’ve been working with numbers, the number…