## 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 …

## Engaging Computer Games to Build Multiplication Fact Fluency

Checkout these engaging online games to help increase fluency of multiplication facts. These games could be incorporated into a math block at school or accessed from home: Clear It http://www.abcya.com/clear_it_multiplication.htm …

## The Progression of Multiplication

By the end of 4th grade, students should be able to apply their understanding of place value and properties of operations to multiply a whole number of up to 4 …

## Sense Making and Multiplication

Checkout this video from www.teachingchannel.org to see students build fact fluency as they discover how 1-digit multiplication can help with 2- and 3-digits, too. This is a great example of …

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 …

## Teaching Area in 3rd Grade!

1. What’s included when teaching area in 3rd grade? • Solving real-world problems involving area of polygons • Solve Real World Problems – Determining when it is necessary to find …

## Understanding the Associative Property of Multiplication

What is the associative property of multiplication? The associative property of multiplication is “an extension of the commutative property; to change the order and group two factors to find convenient …

## Modeling the Distributive Property of Multiplication

Modeling the Distributive Property of Multiplication. In 3rd grade: • students explore, discover and understand the distributive property • are not required to demonstrate understand in the context of a …

## Understanding Multiplication

What is multiplication? Multiplication is when we know the number of groups and the size of the equal groups, but the total amount is unknown. Students are expected to use …

## 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 …

## The Dreaded Math Word Problem: Get Organized to Solve the Problem!

Students of all ages have difficulty applying comprehension skills when reading and interpreting math word problems. Those of us who attended school before the year 2000 know that most of …

## 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 …

## Look what’s new in grade 5!!!

Based on teacher feedback, Unit 1 has been decomposed into three mini-units along with a performance task to assess the big idea in that mini-unit. There were still be a …

## Are Timed Tests Effective Tools for Teaching Fact Fluency?

“Drilling with out understanding is harmful. I’m not saying math facts aren’t important. I’m saying math facts are best learned when we understand them and use them in different situations.” …

## A Different Angle on Basic Facts

Many kids who struggle to learn their basic facts often believe there are hundreds of facts to be learned because they do not understand the relationship between the facts and …