Sunday, September 25, 2016

Multiplication Time!

Learning multiplication facts is a very important part of math! Multiplication facts are important because they form the building blocks for higher-level math concepts.  When students master his/her facts, these concepts will be significantly easier and the student will be better equipped to solve higher level math concepts faster.  If students spend a lot of time doing the basic facts, he/she is more likely to be confused with the processes and get lost in their calculations.

For that reason, we will begin working on fluently learning our multiplication facts.  We will spend a lot of time practicing these facts in class, online, and through various classroom activities.  I am asking that you please purchase a set of multiplication flash cards for your child to bring to class each day.  If at all possible, I would like for students to have their cards no later than Wednesday, September 28th.  They will use these cards in class and at home.  

Beginning in October students will have a timed multiplication test every Thursday.  Their first timed test will be Thursday, October 6th.  This test will include facts 0-3.  

Below are a few websites your child may use at home.  I will continue to add to this list.