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learning tables (maths)

Aug 28, 2013 4:39am

Hey all! So the new academic year has started! I hope it's going well for everyone so far! Can anyone guide me through some ideas for developing a strong learning of number tables for my students. They still lack when it comes to the tables and because of this their rest of calculations are being affected!

thanks a lot! Best of luck for the new session! :)

  • Math
  • 3-5
  • Common Core


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    • Aug 28, 2013 10:09am

      This video may be helpful:

      Otherwise, I can only suggest making games that help them memorize their number tables. Do you have access to iPads? I'm sure there are good apps for this as well.

      Good luck!

      • Sep 1, 2013 12:46pm

        One thing the Common Core emphasizes is conceptual understanding in balance with procedural fluency. Often time spent on conceptual understanding, and working flexibly with numbers and number sense will help students grasp procedural fluency more quickly. I would focus on strategies (such as, for 6,s, use 5's and add one more, like 7x6 is 7x5=35 plus one more 7=42). This understanding and flexibility with numbers will help give kids strategies, especially kids who struggle with memorization and recall. A book I would recommend to outline the strategies is "Number Talks: Helping Kids Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies" by Sherry Parrish.