Multiplication Linky Party
Help Please!!!! Since I am a first year teacher, I am at a loss for even how to begin teaching multiplication which is extremely unfortunate since next week is the week! I know the bottom line is that they need to know their facts, period. But I really want them to understand what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how it will help them. I have some students who really struggle with math and I know they will be drilled on facts at home but will struggle to understand the concepts. My school uses Math Investigations so the students will get to practice, work, and play with array cards. But I was wondering if there is any method, strategy, lesson, activity, game, flipchart, or website that you swear by.
Even if you don’t have anything specific, I am eager to know what multiplication practice looks like in your classroom. As you may know (I posted here), we just begun math workshop in my classroom. So any ideas that you have for any of my stations (small group, game, computer, Promethean board, and independent practice) is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much, I can’t wait to be inspired by all of your wonderful expertise!
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