When you teach a child to multiply, they need multiplication practice sheets. These sheets should have one number that is practiced per page. This means that the multiply by 4 sheet would have problems like 3×4, 4×7, and 4×9. It would have all the problems that a child would need to know for that number on the same page. Each number would have its own page
When I first introduce multiplication I have the child use food to find the answers. I use something that has a lot of tiny pieces. I like cereal of every type. The child would make groups of four from the example above. They can count by fours to find the answers as they fill out the multiplication practice sheets. In time they would be able to practice the whole worksheet by memorizing it. This is a way to teach multiplication using processing and memorizing so that every child is able to learn it.
When I teach multiplication, I make it more difficult as the child gets older. I start children doing the whole page in five minutes. This would be a second or third grade student. By the time the child is in sixth grade they should be able to do the whole page in about one minute.
The way I like to teach is through the master multiplier. This is my own cartoon with dots all around it. As a child passes the multiplication table, he/she puts a sticker on their page. When the child has passed all of the multiplication practice sheets, then they get a reward. This could be something as simple as a movie that the child wants to see. This motivation can make a difficult task something the child will want to do.
When you teach anything remember to make it fun, because when they’re laughing, they’re learning, so always Teach With Giggles. Written by Raeann Hansen 2019