I always struggle with getting students to know their facts! I think sometimes we think they will learn it through osmosis with giving mad minutes and hoping for the best.
We need to “Go Slow to Go Fast” and need to take time to teach students the concepts behind multiplication before we can ever expect them to actually develop fluency!
I have 2 new FAN FAVORITE Resources!
Written by: my math buddy Kristin Hilty.
1) Making Sense of Multiplication Journals
You can help your students develop a conceptual understanding of multiplication. With this new interactive journal, students can learn multiplication facts using a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach, and build a solid foundation for future fact fluency. As they complete the activities, students will begin to see patterns and pictures within the facts, which will develop mental math strategies they can apply to more difficult problems.
Visit our store to pick up your own set of journals!
2) Flash Facts for Multiplication and Division Set of 10
Tired of fact worksheets? You know your students are! Help them develop true fact fluency—speed, accuracy, and understanding—with this new hands-on product. Build speed and accuracy with these ingenious self-checking flash cards for multiplication and division facts. Fun to use, they reinforce the relationship between multiplication and division!
Find this product at Crystal Springs Books: http://www.crystalspringsbooks.com/flash-facts-for-multiplication-and-
Not sure of the progression in which to teach multiplication?