Teaching multiplication as a comparison is the second portion of my multiplication unit. I begin the unit by teaching factors and multiples which you can read about here. You can certainly switch the lessons around and begin with multiplication as a comparison,

## Teaching Factors and Multiples

I have decided that teaching factors and multiples is not for the faint of heart. In fact, I think it is one of the most challenging concept I teach.
However, we can't skip those lessons. Hopefully as we teach factors and multiples, students will develop more efficient

## Introducing Multiplication

Introducing multiplication is one of the most important parts of third grade math. This sets the stage for almost all other math concepts, and it is critical that students develop a deep and authentic understanding of multiplication.
One easy mistake to make is to rush right

## 5 Mistakes I Made Teaching Math

You'll never see me pretend to be the perfect teacher or to act as if I have it all figured out. Typically, anyone who alludes to those claims isn't actually teaching! You also won't see me assert that there is only one right way to teach. I can't pretend to know the needs of

## 5 Ways to Increase Engagement in Math

I still remember ever so lightly writing “I hate math” on my math textbook. In pencil. Naturally, I immediately erased it, but the feeling didn’t change. I wasn’t bad at math. But, it was boring and pointless to me. In fact, when I started teaching, math was my least favorite

## Digital Math Manipulatives

There are so many great options for using digital math manipulatives. However, once school started I quickly realized that while I had access to great digital manipulatives, I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to use them. We all know the importance of using math manipulatives in

## Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Word Problems

It’s no secret that addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems present a considerable challenge to students. Students often rush through word problems and immediately try to find an answer, rather than thinking about the meaning of the problem. Students see

## Developing Number Sense Through Math Centers

Most upper elementary teachers notice a lack of number sense in their students, and that lack of number sense makes high levels of math extremely difficult for children. We've all seen the blank stares when students are not able to grasp or connect to the concept we're teaching.

## Digital Multiplication Program

As a math teacher, multiplication facts have always been a source of concern. We know that a deep understanding of multiplication is essential for students, but there is also need for students to have at least a moderate (ideally more) memorization of multiplication facts.
The

## How to Teach Math Procedures – Includes Distance Learning

Reports of back-to-school plans are starting to trickle in to teachers and families. While it’s good to finally have a plan, these plans are also adding a lot of extra stress on teachers. Whether it is 100% distance learning, a hybrid model, or teaching in-class students AND

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