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2. Legos and Multiplication
This hands-on activity uses Legos to reinforce multiplication facts. What a great way to build the understanding of the concept of multiplication. I’m a firm believer that just knowing multiplication facts is not enough. Kids need to understand the concept of using multiplication to “add” equal groups. Legos are also a great way to introduce the concept of an array. An array is a visual representation of multiplication using columns and rows. Just grab some legos and allow your child to find the multiplication problem that they see in the pegs.
Math Facts are one of those areas that I still believe in the old drill style. As I said earlier I believe that kids must understand the concept of multiplication, but there’s no better way to learn the facts quickly than just to drill them over and over. We love Xtra Math for practicing our math facts.
This free, online program is perfect for developing math fact fluency. It is available not only for multiplication, but also for addition, subtraction and division. It tracks each students progress and continues them at their own pace. In about 5 minutes a day your students or child can work on developing math fact fluency in a fun way! There are three short rounds of practice each focusing on a different aspect of the math fluency process. My son really loves the Race the Teacher section and the page that shows how many facts he got correct in a row!