Do you have a child at home who is struggling to memorize the times table facts? Are you trying the old kill and drill method, but not getting very far? Are you struggling to help them, and come to terms with a new approach to conceptually based mathematics? If so, this is the right course for you!
This course will educate parents in understanding the processes of multiplication taught in schools today so parents can in turn support their children at home.
I have included an 14 videos and an hour of instruction, as well as many, many printable worksheets that share interesting and fun games and activities for you to do with your child. There are also numerous, intentionally designed drill and practice activity sheets for you and your child to work on together.
This lesson is an introduction to the series. It will introduce me, and give a rundown of the process through the series.
This lecture outlines the difference between memorizing multiplication facts and automatizing facts, as well as highlights why both are important.
This lecture offers a brief background of the vocabulary used in multiplication.
This lecture explains the commutative property and the value understanding this property serves for learners.
This lecture introduces you to a couple of really important and useful strategies and models you can share with your child to support their learning of the times tables.
The 5 and 10 facts are the first ones we introduce to those just learning the facts. These ace as the building blocks for the next lessons.
This lecture introduces the zero and one facts and the rules that go with them, as well as why these rules need to make sense to learners.
This lecture introduces you to the two and four facts as well as to another important strategy, doubles.
This lecture looks at the products that are square numbers, and focuses on them as referents to find answers to equations that are one more or one less.
This lecture explores the nine and eleven facts and the common tips and tricks associated with these equations, as well as explinations for how and why these tips and tricks actually work...the math behind them.
This lectore shares the final 8 facts you need to learn and shares some strategies to support that learning.
This lecture shares a number of fun and engaging games you can teach your child to support their automatization and memorization of the facts.
This lecture introduces you to the drill sheets I have designed and explains how they should be used to best support learning of the facts.
I am a certified Canadian teacher with over 15 years of classroom teaching and school Principal leadership experience. I have worked closely with teachers my entire career supporting them as they work to become better mathematics educators. I have earned a Doctor of Education, focusing on Leadership in Mathematics Education. I am passionate about ensuring parents gain the confidence and understanding needed to support their children in mastering mathematics in a K-12 environment.