Today’s post is a continuation of my tools for teachers series. The other tools I’ve shared are available for download on my Teachers page. Last week I shared another of my tools for teachers, a multiplication table I make available for my 4th and 5th grade students. Here is my DIY multiplication table my 3rd grade students use to develop a deeper understanding of the concept of multiplication.
Activities for Learning
Learners fill out their own multiplication table. Allow them to use manipulatives or provide paper and pencil so they can create their own representations. When students fill out a multiplication table for themselves, and have access to their newly created tool, it becomes a relevant way for students to develop a deeper understanding of the basic multiplication facts.
Oregon State Core Standards
3.2 Number and Operations, Algebra, and Data Analysis: Develop understandings of multiplication and division, and strategies for basic multiplication facts and related division facts.
Salem-Keizer Core Standards
3.2.1 Represent and apply the concept of multiplication as repeated addition.
3.2.3 Apply models of multiplication (e.g., equal-sized groups, arrays, area models, equal ‘jumps’ on number lines and hundreds charts) and division (e.g., repeated subtraction, partitioning, and sharing) to solve problems.
I would like to know, how have you used DIY Multiplication Tables to help students develop a better understanding of multiplication?