Let's talk about skip counting! This skill is sometimes viewed as an arbitrary math skill or something you recite on the playground. Skip counting is so much more. It helps students see patterns in numbers as well as lays a great foundation for number sense and learning the multiplication ...

# Multiplication & Division

Skip counting, arrays, area models and more! Find strategies, ideas and resources for teaching and reviewing multiplication and division.

## 5 Fun Ways to Teach Multiplication Facts

A few months ago, I wrote a post about using read alouds to teach multiplication. I am always on the lookout for new ideas to help students master their multiplication facts. Interestingly, I didn't always enjoy learning my multiplication facts. I remember sitting down in the kitchen with my dad ...

## 4 Read Alouds that Support Multiplication

As teachers we want our students to develop a strong understanding of the multiplication facts. If you live in a state that uses the Common Core standards (or some variation of them), foundational understanding of multiplication begins in the 2nd grade. Students work with equal groups of objects ...

## Math Problem Solving 101

Have you ever given your students a money word problem where someone buys an item from a store, but your students come up with an answer where the person that bought the item ends up with more money than he or she came in with? Word problem solving is one of those things that many of our children ...

## Place Value Review Battleship Style

Place value understanding and number sense are important concepts that should be revisited with students throughout the school year. Recently, I used the game Place Value Partners by Laura Candler to work with a small group of students. Students paired up to play this game. One ...

## Properties of Operations: Multiplication

Properties of Operations are those three pesky words that reoccur throughout the common core standards. Some of you may be wondering exactly what they mean. Properties of Operations are the foundation of arithmetic; we use them when performing computations and recalling basic facts. ...

## Multi Digit Multiplication Strategies

Look at the problem below and think about how your students would respond to the two questions: What is the value of the 2? Why should we place a 0 in this space? If your students answer the questions by saying, "the 2 is worth 2," or "I placed the 0 in that area because I was always ...