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Week 14 – Multiplication Foundations

Welcome to Multiplication Foundations!! This research based program was developed to help your student or child understand multiplication concepts. This program is developmentally appropriate for children ages 6 and older.

 



Skipping weeks is highly discouraged. Many children already know the concepts covered in this week’s lesson. However, it is critical that they experience these activities, so that the concepts become more firmly rooted in their brains.

Repetition Is Key
Each time your student or child repeats this activity, the pathways in the brain that form understanding for these concepts, become larger and stronger. Your child may already know how to count, but this is not the only goal. Skipping weeks will decrease your child’s opportunity for this important repetition.

Week 14:
Time: 20 minutes each day for five days.

Instructions: Explain to the student that they are going to play a new game with number patterns. Have students enter the number patterns they have learned into the times table chart.

Purpose: This activity builds comprehension of how number patterns interact with one another, and how they can be used to solve multiplication problems.

Transferring Concepts:
Parents and teachers have a critical role in this activity. It is important that students realize how the number patterns are used to solve multiplication problems. Explain that the patterns intersect, or cross at different points. These points are the the solution for multiplication problems.

Suggested Follow-Up:
Students should not be allowed to forget the concepts learned. Children should be encouraged to continually practice by using the math flash cards provided on this website.