Grade: 5, Topic(s): multiplication/division

## Purpose

To build fluency with a small set of multiplication facts in need of review

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Pick a small number of multiplication facts (five or six at most) that you feel your students are weak at and, at a lively pace, quiz the students. To keep all students attentive, say the fact, such as 6 x 7, and* then* choose a student to respond. It can be helpful to use a set of cards with students’ names on them to make your choice of student more random. Put a student’s card back in the deck after they have been called, and not always at the very end, to keep them alert and waiting to be called on again.

Part 1 asks students to focus on 5–6 multiplication facts in need of practice. Part 2 asks students to multiply selected facts by 10, 100, or 1,000 (for example, 8 x 9 x 10 = 720).

Let’s have some fun with our multiplication facts. I’ll call out a fact, then I’ll ask someone to answer and don’t be surprised if you hear a fact more than once. Here we go! (Select 5 or 6 facts that students would benefit from practice.)

- Possible choices could include (12 x 7), (9 x 8), (12 x 11), (6 x 8), (7 x 6), (9 x 6)

*While children are enjoying their building of mastery, feel free to repeat. When children are eager for more, try Part 2.*

This time, we’ll multiply the product of a selected fact by 10, 100 or 1,000.

Examples:

- 8 x 9 x 10 = 720
- 12 x 7 x 10 = 840
- 12 x 11 x 100 = 13,200
- 9 x 8 x 1,000 = 72,000
- 9 x 6 x 100 = 5,400
- 7 x 6 x 1,000 = 42,000

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