Developing the meaning of multiplication is so important! Congratulations for insisting upon understanding. If only memorizing correct answers, children are likely to have trouble with all future math.
Iâ€™m retired now but taught for many years. Please see my four models of multiplication that I taught to my advanced first and second graders. The models promote a comprehension of various ways of understanding multiplication. They loved the exercises and did very well. These models could be used for any age involved in learning multiplication.

1 | Peggy Broadbent

May 31, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Developing the meaning of multiplication is so important! Congratulations for insisting upon understanding. If only memorizing correct answers, children are likely to have trouble with all future math.

Iâ€™m retired now but taught for many years. Please see my four models of multiplication that I taught to my advanced first and second graders. The models promote a comprehension of various ways of understanding multiplication. They loved the exercises and did very well. These models could be used for any age involved in learning multiplication.

http://peggybroadbent.com/blog/index.php?s=Models+of+Multiplication

I also have models of addition and subtraction, if you’d like them.