MULTIPLICATION IS EVERYWHERE!
We use it everyday. Whether we are at the grocery store, planning our next vacation, or working out the days of the week, the weeks in a month or the months in a year. Multiplication facts are an essential building block for higher math and the ability to understand multiplication facts will allow your child to confidently achieve higher mathematical skills. It may sound daunting at first but learning the times tables can be a lot of FUN. There are many different math games and tricks that can help your child as they begin to learn the idea of multiplication.
Multiplication is simply fast addition.
If your child can add, they can multiply! Try to use counters and pictures when introducing multiplication. This will help your child first understand the concept of multiplication.
One way to begin learning the times tables is to create equal groups with counters. This will help your child first visualize the concept of multiplication. Use marshmallows or popcorn to create equal groups and start answering multiplication questions.
Remember to be patient.
Accuracy is much more important than speed. Learning the times tables takes time and practice. Here is a math trick to begin practicing the two times table.
When learning the three times table
it is helpful to know the two times table.
One strategy for learning the three times tables is to double the number you are multiplying by three and add one more group. Check out the math trick below and become a master of the three times table.
The seven times table
may be the most
times table to learn.
Memorization plays a key role in learning the times tables. There are many different math games and math tricks that can aid in memorization. Take a look at this math trick for the seven times table.
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Learning the times tables takes practice!
Practice makes perfect. A great way to practice the times tables is with math tricks. Many of these tricks are simple patterns that allow your student to memorize their multiplication facts with ease. Remember, MATH is FUN!
Check out this cool math trick for the
eleven times table.
When you multiply a two digit number by eleven, simply add the digits of your number together and place the sum of the digits between the digits of your number. This works for two digit numbers where the sum of the digits is nine or less. For numbers where the sum of the digits is larger than nine just carry the one over to the tens digit. Challenge yourself by multiplying different two digit numbers by eleven.