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Multiplication Fact Practice in the 21st Century Classroom

A problem solving approach engages the senses to inspire visualization and engagement. When students have to puzzle and think, they build conceptual memories that last. Finger Fold Puzzles are a way to engage in daily practice that focuses on Distributive Property, Commutative Property and building Mental FLUENCY with facts. 151 more words

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YOU WON'T GET THERE WITHOUT PRACTICE

BUT WHAT CONSTITUTES EFFECTIVE PRACTICE  ?

These Grade 4 students have been studying multiplication. They build, explain and compare arrays to build a conceptual base that includes imagery for thinking in “units” not singles. 316 more words

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Use What You Know to Figure Out What You Don’t Know

I was working with some students this week who were learning their “basic facts” in multiplication. These are generally considered to be those one-digit times one-digit problems that we use when we figure out the products of multi-digit problems. 449 more words

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Decimal Posts

Just returned from SWATCA in Lethbridge. Great teachers, super organizers, reflective and engaging sessions. I have posted some ideas about decimals under my Fraction and Decimal Fraction section. 35 more words

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