## Multiplication/Division Triangle Fact Cards

This video shows how Triangle Fact cards can be used to build quick recall with multiplication and related division facts. These cards take the place of traditional flash cards, and …

## Dividing Fractions for Understanding

Student understanding of dividing with fractions is usually regulated to something to the effect of, “You need to flip the fraction and you need to multiply.” As a teacher, I …

## Assessing Mathematical Fluency

It is the end of the school year. You’ve spent time and energy teaching various math concepts so that your students have a conceptual understanding of content. Students in your …

## Division Progression

The progression of division starts in 3rd grade…and it is crucial that students really develop a deep concrete understanding of division. If your 4th grade students are still relying on …

Checkout how this 4th grade teacher uses the number routine “Number Strings” to engage students in meaningful mathematical discourse as they build their understanding of how to find whole number …

While the 3rd grade standard MAFS.3.OA.3.7 states, “By the end of grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.”, this is, unfortunately, not always the case. There …

## Dividing Using the Area Model in Context of Problem Solving

143 students will be attending the school music concert. Each row will seat 13 students. How many rows will be needed for all of the students to have a seat? …

## Fact Fluency- What is it?

What is fact fluency? An important goal for third graders is to develop fluency with multiplication and division by the end of the school year. Fact fluency is the ability …

## Relationships Don’t Have To Be Complicated- The Story of Multiplication, Division, and Place Value.

Once upon a time long long ago… Just Kidding. A long time ago (like yesterday or the day before) a post came out about base ten and place value. If …

## Arrays – Top 5 things to know about using arrays to model multiplication & division

Top 5 Things to know about using arrays to model multiplication & division: 1. An array is an arrangement of things organized into equal rows and equal columns, which creates …

## Understanding Division

What is division? Division is when you know the total amount, and either the number of groups or the size of the equal groups are unknown. Students are expected to …

## Why Bother to Estimate??

Estimation is often overlooked in lessons involving multiplication or division. Even if students are told to estimate first, they often calculate to find the precise answer then round it to …

## Direct Modeling- Why is it Important?

What is direct modeling? Direct modeling is when students show exactly what is happening in the problem, using manipulatives or pictures, to solve. Direct modeling is a powerful strategy that …

## Open Number Lines Can Change Your Life!

What are open number lines? An open number line starts as a line with no numbers. They can be used as a visual representation for recording thinking during the process …