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5 Effective Strategies for Mastering Multiplication Facts

5 Effective Strategies for Mastering Multiplication Facts

Research shows that students who learn to use these mental math strategies actually memorize the multiplication and division facts faster than those who do not.

These nine flip books were designed to give students an interactive, fun way to practice mental math strategies for multiplication facts.  They make differentiating your instruction easy because there is a flip book for each set of multiplication facts: 2’s – 10’s.

They are effective for students who are just beginning their journey with multiplication in third grade…and those students in fourth and fifth that still are on that journey… to make the recall of the facts automatic.

These interactive flip books illustrate and provide practice with five basic multiplication strategies:

  1. EQUAL GROUPS
  2. ARRAYS
  3. REPEATED ADDITION
  4. SKIP-COUNTING
  5. RELATED FACTS

Equal Groups

These Multiplication Strategies Interactive Flip Books and anchor posters will help your students understand the concept of multiplication and help them memorize their multiplication tables.

The repeated addition strategy is the perfect strategy to use to introduce multiplication because it is concrete and very visual.  I suggest providing multiple opportunities for your students to use manipulatives to make equal groups.

Arrays

These Multiplication Strategies Interactive Flip Books and anchor posters will help your students understand the concept of multiplication and help them memorize their multiplication tables.

Arrays are another important strategy to use when introducing multiplication because is also concrete and very visual.  Additionally, it is an effective way to introduce the Commutative Property {2×4 = 4×2} to your students.  Just by flipping the array 90* students can see that the total number of objects did not change.

Repeated Addition

These Multiplication Strategies Interactive Flip Books and anchor posters will help your students understand the concept of multiplication and help them memorize their multiplication tables.

The Repeated Addition strategy starts to move away from the concrete (objects) to the more abstract use of numbers to illustrate multiplication.

Skip Counting

These Multiplication Strategies Interactive Flip Books and anchor posters will help your students understand the concept of multiplication and help them memorize their multiplication tables.

Skip counting is not only a great multiplication strategy – it lays an important foundation in understanding multiples – which will be very useful when students get into fractions.

Related Facts

These Multiplication Strategies Interactive Flip Books and anchor posters will help your students understand the concept of multiplication and help them memorize their multiplication tables.

I love teaching this strategy because it helps the students understand the connection between multiplication and division as inverse operations.  It also reinforces the commutative property in multiplication and division.I chose to use the triangle flash cards model here because it is an extremely effective way to reinforce this concept, while making the learning of the division facts so much easier!

Practice Games

These Multiplication Strategies Interactive Flip Books and anchor posters will help your students understand the concept of multiplication and help them memorize their multiplication tables.

Games are a fun, engaging, and effective way to give your students lots of practice with the math facts covered in each flip book!  This is an important step in helping your students to become automatic in their recall of the math facts.  This game on the back of each flip book may be used during and after the flip book is completed.

Anchor Posters

These colorful anchor posters are included anchor posters are a great visual reminder for your students as they learn these key multiplication strategies.  Put them up on your math wall or use in small groups to teach and review the different strategies.

Try out the fun ‘Four in a Row’ games with your students.  They are in my Free Resource Library.

If you do not have the ‘Key’ to my Resource Library, just click the button below to get it.Your students will love these flip books – and you will love seeing them master their multiplication facts!

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These Multiplication Strategies Interactive Flip Books and anchor posters will help your students understand the concept of multiplication and help them memorize their multiplication tables.

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This bundle has everything you need to increase your students’ math fact fluency in multiplication and division! • Tools and Activities for you to: ★ Teach ★ Assess to differentiate ★ Independent Practice ★ Partner Practice ★ Group Practice ★ Homework Practice

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  • Bobby Puffin July 27, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Thanks for the great ideas! It's always such a challenge to get kids to understand the abstract nature of math. But your strategies and flip books help kids a lot to make the connections with the use of concrete pictures and symbols. I will certainly explore more of your units in the near future, especially since the start of school is just around the corner. Keep up the good work!!

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