These 3 resource sheets are designed for finding the missing factor, and they are separated into the following three areas: (1, 2 and 3's), (4, 5 and 6's) and (7, 8 and 9's) basic multiplication computations.
The benefits of student mastery consists of the following:
1.) Mastery of this skill greatly assists students in 3rd through 6th grades when they are given a table of related facts, and the student must determine the relationship (e.g. the missing factor) between two adjacent columns or two adjacent rows.
2.) It also assists a student in learning the division process by computing the factor needed in the quotient since the product (dividend) and a factor (divisor) are already provided.
3.) Finally, students must master the reverse means of looking at multiplication on many State elementary assessments whether the curriculum is common core or uniquely designed.
It is recommend the teacher time their students a total of 5 minutes to complete each sheet, and the teacher repeats the assessment until that time limit is mastered by each student. However, it is also strongly urged that the success of this skill is much easier IF their students have mastered all the basic multiplication facts (e.g. 4 x 5 = 20) before administering this task. Those are two different skill sets; however, the implementation of these sheets after the standard multiplication operation facts are mastered will make learning division facts extremely easy. The process of working sequentially in small chunks at a time regardless if students hail from high or low socioeconomic backgrounds has proven to be one of the most effective means to consistently produce extremely high academic results year-after-year.
I hope this resource is as effective with the students at your school/classroom as it is with students and schools throughout Texas that use it each school year.