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In order to understand multiplication, students need to build their conceptual knowledge. This activity will deepen understanding of multiplication. This can be used in whole group, small group, centers, or independently. This would also be a good resource to use for students on a RtI plan for math.math, centers, Common Core, multiplication, compare, activities

Teaching strategies for understanding multiplication isn't enough. Students need to also be taught multiplication shortcuts so they can learn their facts! Check out this blog post to get a FREEBIE and to help you get started!

concept chart for teaching multiplication Also great link to another site with lots of resource printables

We finally began 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication this week! The kids are absolutely loving the matrix box we use to introduce 2x2 multiplication!! They love it because it's super easy. I love it because it shows them the place value involved in 2x2 multiplication. They can actually see the process of multiplying the ones and tens of one number by the ones and tens of the second number.

Times tables booklets are a great tool for students to use to test themselves and review various table facts. http://topnotchteaching.com/lesson-ideas/times-tables/

Teaching strategies for understanding multiplication isn't enough. Students need to also be taught multiplication shortcuts so they can learn their facts! Check out this blog post to get a FREEBIE and to help you get started!

Anchor chart highlighting the four models of multiplication. Plus a blog post on ways to help your students master multiplication facts.

Here's a terrific idea for using a hole punch to create arrays for teaching multiplication.

Multiplication as Repeated Addition Worksheet. Remember 2x3 is 2+2+2 or we could do 3+3 and get the same answer: 6.