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Written by: Angie Olson

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.

Interactive Math Lessons for Each Strategy

And…did you know Lucky Little Learners has its own math curriculum? Our curriculum, Lucky to Learn Math, includes interactive lessons with daily:

  • Lesson plans
  • Warm ups
  • Mini Lessons
  • Collaboration activities
  • Independent practice
  • Differentiated activities
  • Assessments

Bonus:there is a lesson for several of the multiplication strategies highlighted in our video! The lessons in this unit are all themed around life cycles, taking care of math and science standards while being hands-on and engaging!

Multiplying Even & Odd Numbers

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10 Comments

  1. Julie Lobb

    Moving from fourth to third next year, these strategies will be helpful! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  2. Rachel

    I’m teaching third grade long-term substitute. I think your instructional video on 6 proven ways to teach multiplication are the best I’ve seen. I look forward to teaching these to my students! Thank you so much!

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  3. Nana P

    Thanks for providing these resources. My grandson is finding math challenging and my goal for this summer is to help him catch up and be more than ready for 3rd grade math this fall! And to have a love for math!
    Bless you!

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  4. Pamm

    Awesome resources! Thank you!

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  5. Nancye

    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful activities. I love them.

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  6. wallerones

    I would like to purchase this book, and I can’t find it on your site!

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  7. lisa

    Reading this article in 2019 and i love it

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  8. Angel

    Thank you very much

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  9. Peta

    Really clear and precise explanation. Easy to follow. Thank you so much. 🌻

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