# Tips and Tutorials

## Multiplication Facts Practice Made Fun

If you need multiplication fact practice, flashcards and timed tests are not your only option. Multiplication facts are really important in elementary math. Knowing multiplication facts by heart will give elementary students the confidence to tackle more complex problems in the future. Not only that, but they are more likely to use these facts in …

## Area Model Multiplication: Guide and Examples

Area model multiplication is a great strategy when learning multi-digit multiplication. They help break down the numbers into easy-to-multiply digits and make multiplying friendly. In this article, you will learn how to use an area model to multiply 2-, 3-, and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. Area Model Multiplication: …

## How to find common denominators in fractions?

Are you finding it difficult to find common denominators in fractions? Writing fractions with common denominators are necessary when comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions. There are two ways to find common denominators. One is by using least common multiples and another one is by using multiplication.  How do you find common denominators using least common …

## Comparing Fractions

Comparing fractions can be tricky, but using models and strategies will help students understand the concept a lot easier. First, let’s review what a fraction is. A fraction represents part of a whole. It shows two numbers separated by a horizontal bar. The number on top called the numerator represents the number of pieces or …

## Arrays and Equal Groups in Division

Do your students need help understanding division? Arrays and equal groups are two visual models that can be used to help students understand division. Arrays An array is a visual representation of a multiplication problem but it can also be used to show a division problem. Just look at the example below.   Jackson has 12 …

## Teach Multiplication Effectively

Are your students struggling to learn their multiplication facts? Perhaps you need to take a step back and put down the multiplication table. Children learn better when they are engaged. Below are some tips you can use to teach multiplication effectively.  Tip #1: Make multiplication meaningful Oftentimes you see students struggling to learn their multiplication …

## Addition with Regrouping

Addition with regrouping using the standard algorithm is one of the common core skills required for primary or elementary students. Doing column addition gets tricky when students are asked to regroup or ‘carry’ a number to the next column. This gets really confusing for students especially when they lack place value understanding.  Here are two …

## Turn Your Task Cards into Self Checking Google Forms

Task cards are great way to review a lesson or a topic. With the limitation of an online classroom, our favourite set of cards just won’t cut it. Thanks to Google Forms, we can still use these just by using a quick snipping tool or screenshots of your task cards and turning them into a …