# Two Hands-On Math Websites

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by Ms.Jasztal, Jul 15, 2009.

1. ### Ms.JasztalMaven

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3. ### tracykaliskiConnoisseur

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Thanks! MY son needs help with his math facts.

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Which grade is he entering? I know a good method for learning multiplication tables if he is at that age. The hands-on definitely helps no matter what, though.

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I teach 6th grade and have a few students each year who don't have their multiplication facts memorized. I'd love to hear your tips!

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He's entering 4th and he understands higher order math stuff, but the rote memorization of math facts is very difficult.

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There's patterns in multiplication that I teach my students. Have your child(ren) or student(s) write out multiplication facts in a 12 x 12 chart and see how patterns repeat throughout the chart (diagonally and throughout). The boy I tutored last year in my class was pretty fascinated by the patterns. He improved dramatically in math.

-Four times tables- Products end in this pattern in the ones digits- 4, 8, 2, 6, 0.
-Six times tables- Products end in this pattern in the ones digits- 6, 2, 8, 4, 0.
-Eight times tables- Products end in this pattern in the ones digits- 8, 6, 4, 2, 0.
-Twelve times tables- Products end in this pattern in the ones digits- 2, 4, 6, 8, 0, like the two times tables.
Then of course the 9s rule is easy and neat.

Here's some neat stuff-
http://webhome.idirect.com/~stevk/multiplicationpatterns.pdf, http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/dragflip.asp?filename=ccarrollmpattern (multiplication with 0s)

There's also this awesome book I discovered these patterns from online. I don't remember what it's called, though, but I'll try to find it.

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Awesome . . . I'm going to have my recovery classes build tables this year I think . . . neat pattern idea. Thanks!

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for math fact practice check out

www.arcademicskillbuilders.com

it has a lot of fun fact challenge games. Our principal purchased FasttMath last year. I liked it and so did the kids. I can't wait till the first wave of kids is through though to see if it really helped.

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Kind of. It's pestering me- the patterns are reviewed in this one book for maybe around 3rd grade that has clowns in it. I taught the patterns fine without the book, but I am curious if any of you know where the book is online so I can at least reference it.

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Oh, this is it. I did a really strange search in Google and found it. I found it so fast after this last post...

http://www.teachildmath.com/

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Thanks for the great math sites, always looking for differentiated activities for my special ed students in class.

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Wow! MathWire is amazing! Thanks for sharing - as a new teacher, this site will be very helpful. Easy, practical ideas... I love it.

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