Three Great Multiplication Posts

Three Great Multiplication Posts

Multiplication Strategy CountingHow to Equip Your Students to Better Understand Multiplication, Part One

As I have coached and taught in the classroom, the three most popular ways to describe multiplication is showing ______ groups of ______, using repeated addition and making arrays. Now all of these methods have their place in a student’s understanding of multiplication, but if these methods are all they know, their understanding is limited. In this series of posts, I want to equip you to ensure that students have a deep understanding of multiplication. READ MORE

Array Model using Area TilesHow to Equip Your Students to Better Understand Multiplication, Part Two

Using arrays has become much more prominent in the classroom. At first glance arrays seem very straightforward and simple for students. But what are the connections that are essential for students to build understanding of the concept of multiplication through arrays? READ MORE

Division-Multiplication BoxHow to Equip Your Students to Better Understand Multiplication, Part Three

I never liked word problems as a student. It was difficult for me to figure out which procedure to use, but I really didn’t like problems like this:
Robert is three times as old as his younger brother Mark. Mark is 7 years old. How old is Robert? READ MORE

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