Multiplication Facts: Multiplication Facts using mental strategies - rather than memorization, students use thinking strategies for each fact which leads to recall or automaticity of multiplication facts.
|multiplication | multiply | multiplication facts | automaticity
3.4F | TEKS 3.4F | TEKS | Texas Standards | TEK 3.4 |
The concept of using mental strategies has been proven effective for the recall of facts -year after year. This method requires THINKING NOT MEMORIZATION. Some say it is easier to just memorize the facts. However, the #1 complaint among 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers is that students do not know their multiplication facts. Some third graders memorize them with ease but many learn them temporarily and forget them over the summer months. (Remember, memorization is the lowest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.) Therefore, the new Texas standard stresses the importance of knowing a thought process to compute each fact mentally which will eventually lead to a deeper knowledge of multiplication facts and automaticity.
I have created this 128 slide presentation using the strategies recommended by many math experts. The order each fact is taught is very different than the methods using memorization. It has been proven effective and is purposefully chosen in this order. I believe it will make a difference in the way students learn and come to know their multiplication facts year after year.
I recommend this for both 3rd and 4th grade since these methods enhance the knowledge already gained from the previous year. These slides can be separated into sections and used in workstations as a review. They can be helpful for intervention and are also self directed for remediation.
Please see the preview. (Note: I only show a small portion of the full version but the 4s strategy and practice slides will give you a good idea how the entire presentation will look.)
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