Some tips and tricks to start multiplication which will help you in knowing your times tables. I followed this approach with my daughter (she is in grade 1 rt now) and am very happy with the results. She does not have any apprehensions of which table is asked and does a quick mental maths if she does not know the answer.
Tips to approach the concept of multiplication :
I explained these concepts using lego pieces . You can use anything small and handy.
- Now that the kids know 2 digit addition the best approach to start multiplication is by asking them to do repeated addition. Ask them to count the objects in groups of 2 then 3 and so on.
- Once they are thorough with repeated addition you can ask them to do skip counting.
- Ask them to divide the total number of objects into equal groups.
- Arrange the total number of objects in an array of row and column.
Below is a figure to illustrate how multiplication can be introduced to kids.
Reasoning tips and tricks
Finding the odd one out
Step 1 : Look out for common things
Step 2 : Find a pattern in the similarities
Step 3 : Which one is different and why ? Cross out the similar ones.
Step 4 : Mark the answer .
What comes next
Step 1 : Look at the changes / similarities between each diagram
Step 2 : Look for a pattern in the changes
Step 3 : Do the different changes one at a time.
Step 4 : Look out for the right option
Before, Between, and After
With each number, be familiar on what comes…
BEFORE – the numbers in front (left) of a particular number
BETWEEN – the number in the middle (center) of two specific numbers
AFTER – the number which is next (right) to a specific number
Before putting numbers in order, we need to know their numerical neighbours
One way of putting numbers in order is to arrange them from the smallest (or lowest) to the largest (or highest) number. We call it in “Ascending Order” when the numbers in the sequence gets larger or go up in value.
4, 9, 16, 18, 21, 25, 35, 37, 48 are arranged in ascending order