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## Pedagogical Justification of the Commutative Property In this post, we are going to justify, in a pedagogical sense, the conceptual base of the commutative property and it’s most basic and practical applications. The first thing we need to do is review the concept of the commutative property. For this I have linked some older blog posts about this topic: Applying the […]

Jan28

## How to Perform Multiplication Problems with an Area Model In today’s post, we are going to learn how to solve multiplication problems using an area model. You will see how simple it is to understand this multiplication algorithm. Earlier with Smartick, we saw that we can represent multiplication with a rectangle whose sides have multiplication factors. Today I will teach you the area model, based […]

Jul02

## The Relation between Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and division are closely related, given that division is the inverse operation of multiplication. When we divide, we look to separate into equal groups, while multiplication involves joining equal groups. In today’s post, we’re going to learn to use multiplication as a strategy to solve division problems, which will be really useful for daily life! We’ll start with a […]

Feb26

## Learn Your Times Tables at a Glance with a 100 Square In today’s post we’re going to represent the results of the times tables in a “100 square”. Learning your times tables will be much easier with this visual aid! A “100 square” is nothing more than a table of the numbers 1 to 100 arranged in rows of 10 by 10, like this: We’re going to see what patterns we can create […] 