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Multiplication Table

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From: Ron (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Jan 31, 2001 at 20:58:35
Subject: Re: Multiplication Table

Here are three slightly different types of multiplication tables: 1) Dave's Math Tables: Multiplication Table http://math2.org/math/general/multiplytable.htm It contains a normal table with a nice little exercise on multiplying by 9. 2) Multiplication Table Applet http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/MulTab/Applet.html Multiplication table applet - Notice that zero is not included and this means that the number of squares (the area) represents the answer. 3) allmath.com http://www.allmath.com/Multtable.asp You might want to use the option to create an empty table. Plus the table goes beyond the normal limit of 12 x 12. Rather than print out a multiplication table for your students, give your students large sheets of grid paper and have them construct their own class times table. You might have individual students create columns and rows of the chart. Give each student a strip of the grid paper - for example one student gets the horizontal 4 strip, another student gets the vertical 5 strip. The student with the 4 strip starts with O and adds 4 to the previous entry (0, 4, 8, 12...). You've now given the students an additional addition (sorry for that) exercise, plus you have given ownership of the multiplication table to the class. The better students should be given the two digit strips and the teacher should do the zero and one strip. Spend time discussing the one strip. It doesn't do anything that is an important mathematical concept. Hope this is what you were looking for. Cheers -Ron, for the T2T service

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