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Family Fun With Multiplication Facts

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Has your child been asked to practice their math facts at home? Math facts are best learned in a purposeful way that helps students make connections between the facts, as opposed to memorizing them individually. 

Some tips for supporting fact fluency at home: 

  1. Practice the facts in a meaningful order.
    • start with foundational facts like 2s, 10s, 5s, 1s and 0s 
    • move on to more challenging facts that can be found using combinations of foundational facts, like 3s, 4s, 6s, 8s, 9s and 7s
    • use this Mastering Math Facts link below to learn strategies to support each group of facts: https://bit.ly/3jZKROQ
  1. Help your child see that the order of the factors does not change the product. 
    • example: 2 × 5 = 10 and 5 × 2 = 10
  1. Help your child practice by decomposing more challenging facts into known facts.
    • example one: 7 × 8 can be thought of as (7 × 4) + (7 × 4) 
    • example two: 5 × 7 can be thought of as (5 × 5) + (5 × 2)
  1. Help your child visualize the facts by building arrays and drawing pictures to represent them. Follow this link for helpful resources: https://mathvisuals.wordpress.com/multiplication-division/.
  1. Play games such as:


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