Lesson Plan

You're On a Roll! Practicing Multiplication Facts

Are your students struggling to remember their times tables? We all know the only way to remembering math facts is to practice! This hands-on lesson is a fun way for your class get the practice they need to master multiplication facts.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Strategies to Make Multiplication a Breeze pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Strategies to Make Multiplication a Breeze pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to solve multiplication facts up to the number six.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(2 minutes)
  • Begin the lesson by asking students the answer to basic multiplication facts. Start with easy facts, and then work your way up to harder problems.
  • Ask students what strategies they use to memorize their times tables.
  • Explain that most math memorization happens best with lots of practice. Tell your class that today, you will be showing them a fun, hands-on way to practice multiplication facts up to the number six.

Beginning

  • Define memorize and strategy with a student-friendly definition and an image.
  • Allow students to demonstrate their strategies in writing.

Intermediate

  • Provide a sentence frame for students to use as they explain their strategies. For example, "I use the ________ strategy because ________."