The guidance and practice exercises in this section have been very kindly provided by Susan Greenwald, MA Ed. and are taken from her Five Times Five Is Not Ten workbook. Learn more about Susan Greenwald here.
Five Times Five Is Not Ten
Listed below are three strategies taken from the first 16 pages of Five Times Five is Not Ten.
Explore these with your children and try and try the practice exercises on the worksheets.
Direct your child to use manipulatives (e.g. counters, crayons, buttons, etc.) to show 1 group of 1, 1 group of 2, 1 group of 4, 1 group of 9, and so on.
Use the worksheets below for more practice with 1 Group combined with addition and subtraction.
The practice pages may include addition and/or subtraction facts mixed with the multiplication facts. Direct attention to the signs, and explain and show with manipulatives that these signs mean different things.
4 x 1, 4 + 1, 4 – 1 or 7 x 3, 7 + 3, 7 – 3
- Practice 1 Group with addition
- Practice 1 Group with subtraction
- Practice 1 Group with addition and subtraction
Your child needs to know the answers to the Doubles addition facts before asking them to learn the Doubles multiplication facts.
Direct your child to use manipulatives (e.g. counters, crayons, buttons, etc.) to show 2 groups of 2. Hold out your two hands, palms up, and direct your child to place 1 group of 2 in each hand. Put your two hands together, and have your child count how many there are. Note that this is the same as doubling or adding 2 + 2. Do the same for 2 groups of 3 = the Double 3 + 3, 2 groups of 4 = the Double 4 + 4, and 2 groups of 5 = the Double 5 + 5. This is counting by 2s.
Use the worksheets below for to practice Doubles and with 1 Group
- Practice Doubles and 1 Group
- Practice Doubles and 1 Group with addition
- Practice Doubles and 1 Group with addition and subtraction
Use the worksheets below for to practice Doubles and with 1 Group together with addition and subtraction. Note: Questions are formatted both horizontally and stacked.
Work through Zero with your child using the links to the worksheets for practice and review.
Use the two worksheets below to practice Zero as well as Doubles and 1 Group.
Practice Zero as well as reviewing 1 Group and Doubles by using the two worksheets below.
The strategies above for helping with multiplication facts were developed by Susan Greenwald, MA Ed. and it are taken from her Five Times Five Is Not Ten workbook. Susan has written three books on teaching math facts and is a sought-after speaker and presenter.
You’ll find more about Susan and her work here.
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