Great Math Products!
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Base Ten Number Line
Slide1
Ad
Ad
Multiplication Tricks
handtimes4
Doubles
OneFinger copy
Telling Time Misconceptions
paperplateclock
Ad
Equivalent Fractions
EquivalentFractionsPatternBlocks
Simplifying Fractions
FactorRainbow
WholeFractionCovering
Clock Fractions
FractionClockFourths
Math Fact Motivation
MathWarsTrophies
Math Night 2012
DSC00954
Bulletin Board Ideas
flagdoor
Classroom Management
marvacollinspoem2
Lines and Angles
Slide1
Freebies
minilessonsmathpracticepic
Grab My Button
Teacher Blog Spot
I get the cutest handwriting fonts at Fonts for Peas! kevinandamanda.com/fonts
Save $5 at Educents
Ad

Don’t Take This for Granted When Teaching 5’s Facts Multiplication

Most people assume the 5’s are easy for students to learn because they can count easily by 5’s.  That may be true, but that still requires counting to occur.  That is still not the best method for them to become fluent because the methodSlide1 isn’t efficient.  Now, if your students can tell time, then they can easily become fluent with their facts by looking at the clock and thinking of the middle of the clock as having a “x5” literally taped in the middle.  Then they can visualize the numbers around the edges as the other factor.  The product or answer will be the number of minutes that each number  on the clock represents.  Look at the picture for further clarification.  I must say that you may think that students will naturally draw the correlation between the clock and their 5 multiplication facts.  However, this is not always the case and may need to be pointed out especially to your lower performing students.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

Ad
Ad
Ad
Follow Me on Pinterest
Archives
Artisteer - CMS Template Generator