Another Great Multiplication Packet

Posted on July 29, 2015. Filed under: Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, Math Centers, Math Workstations | Tags: , , , |


Check this out! Great stuff for multiplication!  It aligns with my upcoming book Math Running Records!

Don’t miss the Online Math Running Records Conference for Multiplication and Division (August 8). Register today!

Remember Fluency Doesn’t Just Happen!  You PLAN for it!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Must Read Article on Multiplication

Posted on October 30, 2013. Filed under: Common Core | Tags: |


Multiplication facts are often difficult for children.  Here is a great article about teach multiplication.  Remember a good, research based sequence is:

0,1

5,10

2,4,8

3,6,9

7 – use other facts to build these

11 – these are easy for students

12 – relate to 6’s

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Multiplication Bingo Games

Posted on September 17, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Guided math, Math Centers | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


Here are tons of Multiplication Bingo Games!  Play these in Guided Math Groups.  Listen to the students justification of their answers!  Play it in different ways. Sometimes, call out the factors and sometimes call out the products.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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A Fantastic Buggy Multiplication Unit!

Posted on September 14, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core | Tags: , , |


Here is a great multiplication unit!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Multiplication Array Wall

Posted on August 13, 2012. Filed under: Classroom environment, Common Core, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Math Centers | Tags: , , , , , , , |


This is the best idea ever!  I love it.  An Array Wall!  The students can do this in groups or they could do it by classes.  You could display it in your classroom or in the hall!  There are so many possibilities!  They could do the arrays in centers.  You could hold guided math groups at the array wall and talk about the arrays!  Just so much to do!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Multiplication Kaboom!

Posted on July 23, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |


Have the students pull a tongue depressor from the cup.  They have to say the fact on it.  If they can, they get those points. When they pull Kaboom plus 10 they get 10 more points.  Whoever has the most points at the end of 5 rounds wins that game.  Students just play until it is time to move on to the next center. Students love this game!

Be sure to play this in guided math groups and note the fluency levels of your students.  Also, have students practice this in math centers!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Fluency Practice: What do you do with those cards anyway?

Posted on July 20, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core | Tags: , , , , , , , |


I love this idea!  Have students have their own practice folders with the cards sorted into “facts I know”  and “facts I need to know.”  It helps them to focus and plan.  It also helps them to practice with purpose!  They can spend part of the time reviewing what they know and then the other part of the time practicing the facts that they need to know! Be sure to do this with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.

Have the students practice in math centers.  Also, do this in a guided math group and watch the students practice.  Do they really know all the facts that they say the know?

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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