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WAYS TO PRACTICE MULTIPLICATION FACTS AT HOME Where to Start Teach the zeros and ones facts. These facts are easy to learn because they follow specific rules. Anything multiplied by zero equals zero (8 X 0 = 0) Anything multiplied by one equals itself (8 X 1 = 8) Demonstrate how the twos facts are just the numbers added together (8 X 2 = 8 + 8) Show how to solve five facts by counting by fives (5 X 3 = 5 + 10 + 15) Show how to use the multiplication facts they know to find the facts they don't know (If they know 5 X 3 = 15, solve 5 X 4 by adding 5 + 15) Then move to each of the fact families: 3's, 4,s, 6's,7's, 8's and 9's, 11's and 12's. Remind that all multiplication facts can be done backwards (8 X 2 = 2 X 8) Flashcards We send these home every Monday. Games Multiplication War: Deal a deck of cards between two people. Each person flips the top two cards of his/her deck onto the table at the same time. Multiply the numbers together. The person with the bigger number wins the cards. (Ace=1, Jack=11, Queen=12, King=0) Roll the Dice: This game can be played with one person or two. Roll two dice. Multiply the two numbers showing face up. Write the digits 7-12 on squares of masking tape and stick to the dice to practice your 7-12 facts. Some great websites that will help you practice those facts: www.funbrain.com www.aplusmath.com www.mathcat.com www.coolmath.com www.multiplication.com www.mathsisfun.com http://www.npd117.net/Page/2536 SNAPP School