In a lively show, mathematician and magician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares, solves another massive mental equation and guesses a few birthdays. How does he do it? He’ll tell you. (15:18)

Students will learn different strategies to determine the product of a multiplication problem. Skip counting on a number line, drawing a picture, drawing an array and writing a multiplication sentence are different strategies for finding the product.... User clicks through the slides.[more]

Mrs. Rice, a third grade teacher, uses rhymes and flashcards to help students become fluent in multiplication. This is a great resource to help teach mastery of this important skill. (5:27)

Demonstrate the process of multiplication as repeatedly adding the same number, counting by multiples, combining equal sets, and making arrays. Solve word problems using grade level appropriate operations and numbers.

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Lesson Objective:Students find the rule that determines the number of chessboard squares. Questions to Consider:See how Ms. Bottomley uses a function machine to have students predict the ruleHow does the lesson help students see the difference betwee...n additive and multiplicative patterns?What about the lesson helps students be successful with this complex pattern?Common Core StandardsMath.4.OA.2, Math.4.OA.5
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The method used by ancient Egyptians to solve multiplication problems is demonstrated in this student-created video. The process is explained step-by-step as the student's work is shown on a piece of paper. ( 1:07)

In this video, a math tutor explains how to solve 48x67 mentally by dividing and multiplying each factor by 2. The process is explained step-by-step, and the problem is shown on a white board. ( 1:43)

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