Best Practices in Teaching Math – Multiplication

Multiplication Games can help your kids to get familiar with math concepts and make learning multiplication facts more fun. Sometimes, because of improper input of keywords and wrong punctuations, most people searched for wrong information. One of the most frequent error and can be considered as a good example is the word multiplication. So let’s take a closer look at the best practices in teaching Math – Multiplication.

Games, teachers, kids, facts or any other words that can be incorporated into this word can also result in something to multiplication but not that that accurate. There could be instances that people are so careless that they usually enter the misspelled keyword like “multication” or “multiplation”, instead of multiplication. See also this interesting Johns Hopkins University video:

You have to learn math whether you like it or not. And of course, you cannot pass the math subject if you don’t know anything about multiplication. But, believe it or not, there are ways on how to have a fun and exciting learning of multiplication. Games can be one of the effective tools for learning the theory of this concept.

Using games in learning and teaching multiplication has proven to be effective. Since playing games can remove boredom and stress, it really helps to study while playing. Teaching and learning multiplication can be irritating. If a child uses many senses to learning, it is much better. By using different games, children will be able to memorize the multiplication tables with less effort. Learning becomes interesting since they are doing that using the game format.

If kids are having hands-on activities while learning they will be able to practice their abilities well. There are common multiplication games that you can choose to.

Board Game

Memorizing multiplication facts and practicing multiplication operations can be stressful and tedious. Hence, it really helps that we create some ways on how to make the learning fun and easy. Board games allow children to multiplication tables in a random way.

Dice Game

In this game, the dice provide the numbers for multiplication. A player on each turn spins the dice and multiplies the two numbers that come out. The player who first reached 100 points when the products are added is the winner. The children will be able to practice their multiplication facts well. It is a good form of exercising their multiplication ability. They may even think that they can multiply faster than a calculator!

Card Game

A game using a deck of cards teaches also multiplication. For the principle of the game, each card corresponds to the numbers being multiplied. You can symbolize the face cards with numbers 11, 12, 13. Otherwise, you need to eliminate them from the deck. The pile of playing cards should be divided equally to the two players and they should flip over the top card simultaneously. The first person to multiply the two numbers in front of them correctly gets the cards. The winner is the one who got the most number of cards.

These three commonly practiced games in teaching multiplication can offer children opportunity to improve their learning in multiplication skills. Many agree that games should also be included in the classroom. They will be able to receive and improve their visual, aural, and tactile stimulation which are very helpful in learning.

Multiplication may seem complicated to kids but by giving them games that are essential to them enables them to learn and at the same time, fun is being promoted to ease complexity and boredom that math can bring. well. the summer holidays are about to start so you’ll have plenty of time to play all these games with your kids. You’ll see that in the next school year, their understanding of math concepts will be much improved if you practice this sort of games with your kids frequently during the holidays!