# Tag: multiplication

## Multiplying by Multiples of Ten

This third grade standard has its roots in K-2 standards, and is fundamental to understanding more complex mathematical problems, including multi-digit multiplication and division.

Read More »## What Do Turtles Have to Do with Multiplication?

When teachers (and other well-meaning adults) can’t explain something in a way that students can understand, sometimes they resort to cute tricks, gimmicks, and shortcuts.

Read More »## You’ll Never Have a Multiplication Unit in Life

Often, we teach math skills in partitioned silos, inadvertently teaching our students to compartmentalize their thoughts, effectively hampering/shutting off their critical-thinking and ability to reason.

Read More »## Teach the Math Behind the Methods

Let me start off with a confession: when I was a student, I had no idea what I was doing in math. Come to think of it, I don’t think many of my peers understood what was going…

Read More »## It’s Time to Do Away with Timed Tests and Times Tables

The way Americans have traditionally learned math can be likened to cooking a Betty Crocker cake. I learned math as a set of steps to take—rules and facts to be memorized—a recipe to follow.

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