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Sense-making and Multiplication

In this 14-minute video UK teacher Sally Hill uses patterns to help her students learn the multiples of four and understand how to apply that knowledge to more complex multi-digit problems. Head teacher Kate Frood discusses the school's guiding principles and her own style of leadership. The page includes a link to a pdf document summarizing K-4 Mental Math Strategies [cataloged separately].
Contributed by: Teaching Channel - Publisher, Toby Stanier - Editor
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Developing Fact FluencyThis collection supports teachers as they help children develop fluency with number facts in all four operations. The resources take advantage of patterns and number sense, properties, parity, and other connections, to improve retention and transferability. They encourage reasoning and strategic thinking. Several articles and videos suggest specific activities and games that can be incorporated into classroom routines. A unit of lesson plans helps with addition facts and a series of blog entries includes ideas for teaching multiplication facts.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Algebraic Thinking, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeInstructional Strategy, Lesson Plans, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (United Kingdom)
    • Education TopicAssessment of students, Professional development, Teaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorTeaching Channel - Publisher, Toby Stanier - Editor
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2012 Teaching Channel
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      a unified approach
      By Uncle Bob on 06/22/2012 - 10:59
    • The featured lessons show that number and operation sense can be treated along with the quest for fact recall. Nice use of math vocab by the students.