Spiraling Multiplication Drills features:
Speed Drills for factors 0-12
Spiral Review: Students won’t “lose” their facts!
Easy to read font & spacing
Encourages independent problem solving—
Drill A & B include strategy boxes
Logical Sequence for easy retention (see below)
Vertical & horizontal presentation of facts
Progress Chart included!
You will want to work on 1 factor at a time, do lots of practice with that set of facts before moving to the next one. Once you move to the second set of facts, you should work on that alone and then provide a mix of that with all previously learned facts, and so on. Don't teach them in numerical order, but instead from easiest to hardest so that students can use the commutative property to their advantage and have a feeling of accomplishment.
“A traditional sequence of learning math facts from 0 to 10 does not capitalize on students’ prior knowledge, nor does it present simpler facts first. Beginning with ×2, ×10, and ×5 facts allows students to explore multiplication with patterns that are familiar. ×1 and ×0 facts are addressed next. Although these facts are simple to memorize, they are a bit atypical of the grouping element of multiplication (i.e., What is a group of 1? What is 0 groups of 4?). Once 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10 are mastered, students have developed a strong foundation on which to build mastery of the remaining facts.”
--Susan O’Connell and John SanGiovanni
With this in mind, the drills are presented in this sequence in section #1. The second section presents them in a traditional sequence, which may be more preferable for review.
Day #1 Teach the multiplication concept. There are so many great multiplication lessons out there. Choose your favorite one.
Day 2 (or immediately after lesson on Day #1) Using the Spiraling Multiplication Fact Speed Drills, model the drill and how to use the strategies. Allow the students to complete drill “A” of whichever factor the class is working in.
Day #3 Students complete drill “B” of whichever factor the class is working in.
Day #4 (or when students are ready) Students complete drill “C” of whichever factor the class is working in.
Once drill “C” is mastered, move onto a new factor.