Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Multiple Ways to Multiply

The information in this post is part of a presentation from William Lacefield, Mercer University, entitled Exploring Multiple Ways to Multiply: Ideas to Engage All Learners
at NCTM Annual Meeting 2013 in Denver, CO.

With the later introduction of the traditional multiplication algorithm, educators need to present alternative ways and models to students to learn the concept of multiplication.

Here are some awesome ways to explore multiplication. The topics came from the presentation listed above as well as some videos I found to explain the topics we discussed.

Base 10 Blocks and Window Multiplication

Multiplication Using Expanded Form/Distributive Property

Ancient Egyptian Multiplication

Russian Peasant Method of Multiplication

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