Beginning Multiplication Facts Made Easy!

This course is designed to help students learn their multiplication fa



This course is designed to help students learn their multiplication facts 0 through 12 by means of patterns, rules, and mnemonic devices. Students will not learn the multiplication facts in order, rather we will focus on learning them by level of difficulty and patterns (please see the weekly lesson breakdown below). Class will be very interactive with discussions, modeling, and independent practice. Students should have a solid understanding of addition facts. Students should plan on daily homework of 15 to 20 minutes to allow for structured fact practice to ensure students master one fact group before moving on to the next group the following class. Students are evaluated formatively based on class performance.

Course Breakdown:

Lesson 1: Understanding the Concept of Multiplication

Students will understand the basic concept of multiplication by use of concrete examples.

Lesson 2: Perfect Squares

Students will start their memory work with the perfect squares

Lesson 3: Mastering the 9s

Students will learn this difficult group by means of patterns

Lesson 4: Mastering 0, 1, and 2

Students will understand the difference between adding 0 or 1 to a number and multiplying by 0 or 1 and be introduced to 2s.

Lesson 5: Mastering the 10s and 5s

Students will learn 10s and 5s by observing the patterns in answers.

Lesson 6: Mastering the 11s

Students will learn 11s using various strategies.

Lesson 7: Mastering 12s

Students will learn the 12s multiplication facts by observing the patterns in the answers.

Lesson 8: Mastering 3s and 4s

Students will learn 3s and 4s by means of routine drill, charts, and games

Lesson 9: Mastering 6s, 7s, and 8s

Students will relate what they have already learned these last 3 difficult groups and see that only 3 facts remain to be learned.

Lesson 10: Review, Reinforce, and Celebrate

Students will review facts learned.

Chapter 1:   Lesson 1

Chapter 2:   Lesson 2

Chapter 3:   Lessonn 3

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