Monday, October 3, 2011
In Math we have been working on many different concepts. This week we are working on different algorithms for multiplication. As many of you have probably already realized in Everyday Math, we use many different ways to compute multiplication as well as other operations. I am still seeing students struggle with basic addition and multiplication facts. As I explain to the students, everything we do builds upon these facts and not knowing these facts only makes each thing we do more challenging. In school we have been playing some games to help us build these facts. The pictures show students playing a multiplication game very similar to Slap Jack. This can be played at home with a regular deck of cards to help students practice basic facts. Also on the right side of this blog are some websites that can be used to help students practice these facts.