Do You Know A Strategy That Can Help Children “See” Multiplication?

Do You Know A Strategy That Can Help Children “See” Multiplication?

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Albert Einstein once said, “If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it”. How true! Think about those of us who “see” a map in our heads with North, South, East and West. If you are directionally challenged, my guess is that you just cannot picture a map in your head. Am I right?

The same is true for reading comprehension and math. If you cannot create a movie in your head when you read the words on a page, you will be hard pressed to answer specific questions about what you just read.

Likewise, if you cannot picture the concepts in math, you will have a very difficult time understanding the hows and the whys that make math work.

In today’s video, I’m going to share with you a simple way to make the concept of multiplication visual so that you can help your child or your students “see” how it works!!

Take a look!!

I learned this delightful little strategy when I attended a day- long workshop called On Cloud Nine. It’s a Lindamood Bell training in visual math strategies that is absolutely wonderful and makes learning the basic concepts in math easy and fun.

The play dough idea I learned in this training was one of my favorites! Hopefully if you are doing some extended school year, summer school or simply working with your own child over the summer, you might find this little strategy helpful!!!

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Please share this video with others and let me hear what you think!

Take care and I’ll see you next time!


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