Author(s): Paul Adrian Swan
The ability to fluently recall the basic multiplication facts, is an important facet of mathematics and features heavily in the Australian Curriculum.
This book provides one of the most comprehensive explanations on how to ‘teach’ tables. A must for every middle and upper primary teacher in the school.
AC Links for “Tackling Tables”
The activities in this book are broadly designed to support students in working towards achieving the following content descriptions from the Australian Curriculum:
However, the use of a strategies approach also facilitates the learning of important concepts underlying multiplication and division, such as the commutative property (4 x 6 = 6 x 4) including through the use of an array model, and the inverse relationship between multiplication and division (including fact families). Students have the opportunity to examine number patterns created through multiplication and hence the properties of factors and multiples. This approach may also develop the following competencies: