Learning multiplication facts is definitely a math milestone! Students need to know strategies for solving equations, rather than relying completely on memorization. This unit provides strategies students can use for solving if they forget or get stuck. Those eights are hard to remember! Give students some quick strategies! These strategies can be taught in any order!
Included in the pack are ten titles, ten sets of flaps to demonstrate the strategies, a multiplication facts table, and definitions/explanations for each strategy.
Print each strategy title and coordinating flip-flaps for practice on the same color paper for easy reference. Students can quickly see the name of a strategy and find their examples by matching the color.
Students begin with a table of contents, or list of strategies. Give each
student a “Multiplication Strategies” tag (eight per page, so you can save paper!) to glue at the top of a page. Students write the strategies below as they learn them.
For each strategy, students glue the name of the strategy on a
separate page (I pre-cut all the titles) and write the definition/explanation.
Then, after a teacher demonstration, students can practice using the
strategy with the problems on the flip-flaps (Two students share one page of flip flaps.) Read the problem on the front, solve the problem and demonstrate the strategy underneath.