How To Teach P1 Multiplication

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How To Teach P1 Multiplication

Hi ,

Does anyone have idea on how to teach multiplication .

jovan_mummy
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You can always follow the text book. It was well written and easy to understand and explain.

Merlion
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Multiplication via hands-on activities..

buds
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Teaching p1 Multiplication

well u can take sthg yr child like to begin with...something small like m&m choco n u group them in grps of say 2s
put 2 or 3 grps of 2s, get child to count total no. from here start him understd what is grp count...multiplication.
always use simple ideas.
i tried wif my 4yr old he is able to grasp the big pic. but whn no gets bigger he jus look and the m&ms and ask "mom whn can we eat?"

lambchop1976
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How about using songs. My 3yo can recite the 2,3,4,5 times table by listening to times table song. I inherited one from my auntie. It's base 10 mthd (produced by Montesorri Shop). It's one of the best i find in the mkt.

Alternative, try using number board... Growing Fun sells for \$3.90. It's like a small chart. U can buy transparent pc for your child to place on each of the number in a particular time table. He can then visualise and learn!

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Hi,

For my case, I think 2-5 must memorise the standard way. eg. 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20.

For 6-8 timetable, there is a method. Eg. 6x7
1)One hand represent one number and vice versa. In this case, left hand represent 6, right hand represent 7.
2)Left hand show 1 finger, right hand show 2 fingers. These are tens. There are 30 here.
3)Left hand has 4 fingers closed, right hand has 3 fingers closed. Multiple 4x3=12

For 9, another method. Eg. 6x9
1) Show all 10 fingers. My method of counting from left to right.
2) Close number 6 finger position.
3) Any fingers on left of the closed finger represent tens. In this case is 50.
4) Any fingers on right of the closed finger represent ones. In this case is 4.
5) Answer is 54.

For 10, just add 0 behind.

Don't forget to revise 0 timetable and 1 timetable because the kids get confused after some time.

Cheers
Dido

dido
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Hi,

You can teach them as repeated addition and i.e what the P1 students will learn in school.

Singing multiple songs is a great way to learn too ... my girl learned hers throu' singing .... no tears just fun

Suz855
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Suz855 wrote:Hi,

You can teach them as repeated addition and i.e what the P1 students will learn in school.

Singing multiple songs is a great way to learn too ... my girl learned hers throu' singing .... no tears just fun

Where to buy time table song?

Ivanlew
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dido wrote:Hi,

For my case, I think 2-5 must memorise the standard way. eg. 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20.

For 6-8 timetable, there is a method. Eg. 6x7
1)One hand represent one number and vice versa. In this case, left hand represent 6, right hand represent 7.
2)Left hand show 1 finger, right hand show 2 fingers. These are tens. There are 30 here.
3)Left hand has 4 fingers closed, right hand has 3 fingers closed. Multiple 4x3=12

For 9, another method. Eg. 6x9
1) Show all 10 fingers. My method of counting from left to right.
2) Close number 6 finger position.
3) Any fingers on left of the closed finger represent tens. In this case is 50.
4) Any fingers on right of the closed finger represent ones. In this case is 4.
5) Answer is 54.

For 10, just add 0 behind.

Don't forget to revise 0 timetable and 1 timetable because the kids get confused after some time.

Cheers
Dido

Hi, Dido,

Thanks for your tips.
Just want to clarify with you.
What do you refer by "For 6-8 timetable"?
so 6x6, 6x7, 6x8 all the way up to 8x6, 8x7, 8x8, right?

so anything(except 0,1,9) x 5 & below, the child has to remember by heart.
any special tips to remember those, e.g. 5x7

Thanks

amylqf
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amylqf wrote:so anything(except 0,1,9) x 5 & below, the child has to remember by heart.
any special tips to remember those, e.g. 5x7

amylqf,
5x7 gives the same answer as 7x5.
for 5times tables, get the kid to associate it with the clock.
jmho.

Dido,
thanks for the tips!

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