Want to give your students a head's up with the multiplication facts? Give them strategies they can use in their head to solve multiplication problems! Arrays, equal groups, repeated addition, and number line are terrific... IF a student has scratch paper upon which to use those strategies. What if they want another way to solve multiplication problems? What if they're ready for something more challenging? If you're students have mastered these pencil and paper strategies, why not give them an alternative way to stretch their thinking? These mental strategies can truly help boost a student's confidence in their mastery of multiplication facts. Included in this set are:
*A poster for each set of facts 2-10.
*A practice sheet for each set of facts where students will show their mental thinking on paper in order to practice the mental strategy.
You can use these strategies when you first introduce multiplication, or you can use them once students are ready to move on from the traditional strategies. Either way, they're sure to help your students become quick thinkers and make numerical connections between sets of facts!