The bright, attractive ebooks in this series dispel the myth that multiplication tables are dull and boring. Their vibrant design and easy-to-follow steps are sure to appeal to children and encourage them to learn their times tables.
Understanding multiplication and recalling multiplication facts are widely recognised as essential to a child’s success in mathematics. With their dual focus on both understanding and memorization, the ebooks in this series support the strategies and goals promoted in learning programs around the world, including the Common Core (US), the National Curriculum (UK) and the Australian Curriculum.
Suitable for use both in school and at home, there is a different ebook for each multiplication table from the 2 times table through to the 12 times table.
This ebook focuses on the 3 times table, which is taught in a simple three-stage progression:
In this first stage, multiplication is presented both numerically and visually. Seeing multiplication in a visual format helps children to understand the concept. Understanding accelerates the learning process and gives children the confidence to apply their learning when solving problems.
While rhymes, songs and games can all be helpful ways to start learning a times table, the goal is to be able to recall multiplication facts rapidly. The second stage, therefore, is to memorize the times table.
The third stage is to embed the learning until recall becomes automatic. In this section, children can read the first part of the multiplication sentence, say the number they think completes the sentence, and then look at the next page to see if they are correct. Working at their own pace, they can practice until they are confident they have mastered this times table.
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