# Multiplication Facts

The guidance and practice exercises in this section have been very kindly provided by Susan Greenwald, MA Ed. and are taken from her *Five Times Five Is Not Ten* workbook. . Learn more about Susan Greenwald here.

### Five Times Five Is Not Ten

Listed below are three strategies taken from the first 16 pages of *Five Times Five is Not Ten. *

Explore these with your children and try and try the practice exercises on the worksheets.

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1 Group

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Direct your child to use manipulatives (e.g. counters, crayons, buttons, etc.) to show 1 group of 1, 1 group of 2, 1 group of 4, 1 group of 9, and so on.

Use this worksheet to practice *1 Group*

Use the worksheets below for more practice with *1 Group* combined with addition and subtraction.

The practice pages may include addition and/or subtraction facts mixed with the multiplication facts. Direct attention to the signs, and explain and show with manipulatives that these signs mean different things.

4 x 1, 4 + 1, 4 - 1 or 7 x 3, 7 + 3, 7 - 3

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Doubles

Your child needs to know the answers to the Doubles addition facts before asking them to learn the *Doubles* multiplication facts.

Direct your child to use manipulatives (e.g. counters, crayons, buttons, etc.) to show *2 groups of 2*. Hold out your two hands, palms up, and direct your child to place *1 group of 2* in each hand. Put your two hands together, and have your child count how many there are. Note that this is the same as doubling or adding 2 + 2. Do the same for *2 groups of 3* = the Double 3 + 3, *2 groups of 4* = the Double 4 + 4, and *2 groups of 5* = the Double 5 + 5. This is counting by 2s.

Use the worksheets below for to practice *Doubles* and with *1 Group*

Use this short worksheet for more *Doubles* practice

Use the worksheets below for to practice *Doubles* and with *1 Group* together with addition and subtraction. Note: Questions are formatted both horizontally and stacked.

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Zero

Work through *Zero* with your child using the links to the worksheets for practice and review.

Use the two worksheets below to practice *Zero* as well as *Doubles* and *1 Group*.

Practice *Zero* as well as reviewing *1 Group* and *Doubles* by using the two worksheets below.

The strategies above for helping with multiplication facts were developed by Susan
Greenwald, MA Ed. and it are taken from her *Five Times Five Is Not Ten * workbook.
Susan has written three books on teaching math facts and is a sought-after
speaker and presenter.

You'll find more about Susan and her work here.

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