Hello everyone! I'm interning in a kindergarten class this semester but one of my classes requires me to make lesson plans for an older crowd (1st-3rd grade). My topic that I must make a math lesson for is multiplication. What grade is that generally introduced in? I subbed in a 3rd grade class yesterday and they were reviewing addition and subtraction facts, along with 'doubling numbers' (which is ultimately simple mulitiplication). If I make a lesson plan for 2nd grade, is this unreasonable? Can this age grasph the concept? And should I only use low multiplication facts (1-5? 1-10?) Thanks for any help you can suggest!

We introduce the concept of multiplication in second grade. The students are expected to know the x1 and x0 facts in second grade. Anything more than that would be third grade in my school.

We have to introduce multiplication up to the 10's in our state standards. They do not have to memorize the facts, but just be able to find the answer. We practice all year by skip counting during wiggle breaks throughout the day.

We learn skip counting and then at the end of the year go into multiplication and division. We don't have them memorize anything, just understand the concept of equal groups.

We start multiplication at the end of the year in second grade. They learn that multiplication is basically adding equal groups together. Then they learn what a multiplication number sentences means. For example 3 X 4 means 3 equal groups with 4 in each group. Then they learn to draw a picture to help them solve the problem. I also teach them to memorize the easy times tables (0, 1, 2, 5, 10, 11).

We also start multiplication in second grade. We draw arrays and lots of pictures to show equal groups of things. We also play a game called array bingo. 3 by 5 array: ***** ***** *****

Our new standards make us teach multiplication at the end of 2nd grade. I would suggest a lesson with lots of hands-on activites.

We do it at the end of 2nd grade. We teach two ways to solve simple multiplication: arrays and equal groups.

We teach in end of spring in 2nd grade. 0, 1, 2, 5 and 10 X are fairly easy for them to grasp. 'Circles and Stars' is a great introductory lesson (a Marilyn Burns lesson)

We teach array's too and loops and dots. Most the kids like loops and dots because they are faster to draw! I teach them the nines trick with their fingers, which they LOVE! Hands on is the way to go in 2nd!

Do you know where I can find that "Circles and Stars" lesson by Marilyn Burns without buying her books? I would love a fun & easy lesson to introduce multiplication. I also teach multiplication at the end of 2nd grade. We use arrays & groups. And also a little memorization of the 0's facts and the 1's facts!

Ditto here. We introduce these facts in grade 2 but do not memorize. We say that 2x6 is "2 groups of 6" and they catch on quite well.

Here's a link for the Circles and Stars lesson. http://newali.apple.com/ali_sites/ali/exhibits/1000568/The_Lesson.html

Right, we teach as repeated addition too! I love this way! I loved the look on their faces when they actually got it!

My son had his multiplication facts up to 10 memorized in first grade. It was a bit of work, but now any of that is review. He also learned negative numbers (multiplying/dividing). Second graders may be more capable than you might suppose.