The math program we use encourages students to learn multiple ways to solve problems.
One strategy that is great for many students is lattice multiplication.
Is this the way most adults learned? No. Is your way wrong? No. Is this the only way we'll teach multiplying? No. Give it a try though, multiplication can be TOUGH for many kids. This MAY give them an advantage!
Look for the EDM math parent newsletter for tips (online with password here),
as well as ideas at this site.
Create the correct sized grid:
Start doing single multiplication facts within the grid keeping the tens on the top left, and the ones on the bottom right triangle.
Making grids at home is good practice because many tests won't provide the grid for students to use. However, check out printables here as well. (Scroll down to Multiplication Templates)
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