OK…the kids have a good grasp of the concept of multiplication and understand what multiplication is all about…but have they memorized the multiplication facts? You know that’s a requirement of the Common Core Standards, so do you need something to help your students with recall and automaticity?
The Color Coded Multiplication program is a research-based system that is used to improve multiplication fact fluency. The success of this program is due to its many aspects, but the main premise of the use of color to enhance learning is the most effective aspect of the CCM. Color is the key to improving attention, retrieval, retention, and recall of the multiplication facts. The human brain has a remarkable way of remembering colored images…so why not use this innate skill to help us with our schoolwork? You can read more about the workings of this system and the research behind it at http://margosmathandmore.com/ , but for now we’ll keep things simple.
The CCM works great when introducing the facts AND for RTI. Lessons/activities are short (10-15 mins.). Tutors and classroom paras find the program convenient and easy to use. Instead of memorizing 100+ facts, all the students need to know are the associations between 10 colors and 10 numerical digits.
Here are some of the contents of the program: assessments, recording progress tool, worksheets, games, activities, clear instructions for everything
Getting to Know the Color Code:
Program overview* Scope & Sequence * Color Array Board *What Are the Chances game
Array Puzzle* Location, Location* Order, Please * Color Code Riddles * Color Code song
Color Code Jump Rope Chant * Personalized Color questions*Colors for Products * Color by Code pictures
Getting to Know the Color Coded Multiplication Facts:
*Instructor Color Coded and Blackline Flashcards * Student Color Coded Flashcards * Capture the Facts game* Product Parade* Write and Wipe * A Spin on the Facts *Color Coded Multiplication Worksheets * Turn around Visuals
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