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Multiplication Games

One of the best way to teach multiplication is with games, be they virtual or physical.  One of our third-grade episodes, A Spinning Table, lets kids pull a lever and WHOOSH!!!!!  Some of the numbers fly off as the table spins.  Students are asked to fill in the missing numbers, a fun way to reinforce their multiplication […]

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Number Strings

A number string is a set of related math problems. Strings are often used in the earlier grades, but can be used in any grade, and the benefits of the strings are everlasting. Students work to solve strings using mental math strategies and then share their strategies with the class after being given time to […]

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Skip Counting

Skip counting builds a strong foundation for multiplication. The students can solve simple multiplication using skip counting. For example, two multiplied by four is the same as two counted 4 four times which equals eight. You can teach skip counting in many ways, and Matific has a great game, Ahoy!, with which kids can explore […]

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Multiply by Nine

The nine times table can be difficult for some students to remember.  If your students have a hard time with multiplying by nine and could use more practice, Matific has a fun worksheet they can use to practice! If you don’t have a computer in class, Come Together Kids has a great trick to practice […]