Are you a 2nd or 3rd grade teacher who is looking for multiplication strategies that will make learning multiplication easy to understand? You’ve come to the right place.
I am a firm believer in teaching students several strategies before teaching them how to memorize their math facts. Here are six different strategies you can use to teach your students how to multiply. Once they learn and understand a few different strategies, they will have the strong mathematical foundation to learn their multiplication facts.
My students learn, practice, and apply their strategies in their interactive math notebooks. Here you can see these six strategies that I teach to my students. Under each strategy flip flap, the students apply the strategy to a multiplication problem of their own. They use these strategy flip flap pages for referencing throughout the year.
Along with the strategies, I provide my students with plenty of independent practice. In my classroom I take one day for each strategy and one day for practicing each strategy. Here you will see some of the independent activities that my students complete in their interactive math notebooks.