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Teaching Multiplication Skills with Flash Cards
Teaching through Flashcards
Using flash cards to teach multiplication facts can be a great way to use a repetition in learning. This interactive learning tool can be a way for student to challenge one another to learn their facts and work to improve recall.
Flashcards can be used in various ways in the classroom, at home, or in tutoring to help a student learn.
Using Flashcard in the Classroom
How to Use Flashcards
Small Group Centers
Whole Group Activites
Fast Finisher Activities
Types of Flashcards
- Commercially made flashcards can be purchased.
- Do it yourself flashcards can be made from a variety of materials, my favorite being the index card that has a nice weight and shape to it.
- Online Flashcards, great for individual practice and can allow students to work at individual paces or skill sets.
Match the Answer
This is a great one for a set of numbers, say all the 6 facts. Create flashcards with the problems on them and a set with the answers on them. This can be played similar to memory or it can turn into a speed round where all the cards are placed face up and the goal is to match the cards with their answers as fast as possible.
This is also a great center activity that any teacher can use. Math centers that foster the students prior knowledge and expand on it in an activity have positive outcomes.
Online Flashcards Sites
- Quick Flash II | www.multiplication.com
Quick Flash II - Multiplication Practice
- Aplusmath.com : Flashcards : Multiplication
- Multiplication Flash Cards - Multiply Practice Math Facts
Multiplication flash cards. Practice multiplication math facts. Multiply numbers up to 12 using math flash cards.
Around the World
The old fall back to flashcard games is used in many classrooms. The students battle each other and travel from one desk to the next to see who can make it “around the world” or around the classroom. The object is quick recall. This may not be a good game for kids just starting to learn their facts.
Working with a partner take turns practicing the facts. Even hearing someone else say the facts will help you learn, especially if you are an auditory learner.
Apps as Tools - Multiplication Flashcards
Using online flashcards are a great way to implement independent practice.
There are many great site for online flashcards that are as close as a google search away.
If you have access to mobile device that downloads apps from itune or Google Play see what is available for free. There are so many great apps that kids can use. these are great tools to have when waiting in lines, at the Dr, or out to eat. If you use small segments of time to practice it doesn't seem like a huge chore.
Practice Those Facts
Don't spend hours a day learning facts, instead spend 5 to 10 minutes everday practicing and learning the,. You or your child will become a master in no time. Check out learning multiplication facts ideas here. Work hard to learn those facts, use flashcards and become a master multiplier.