The three steps to mastering a multiplication fact are quite simple.
- SEE the picture of the fact. (Looking at the picture and actually seeing it with your mind’s eye aren’t the same. Close your eyes and ‘see’ the picture in your brain.)
- HEAR the story to help make the picture come alive. (Don’t just listen to the story, ‘see’ the VIDEO of the picture coming alive.)
- ACTIVITIES and GAMES help anchor the picture.
- PRACTICE the facts to make each picture automatic. (Flashcards are GREAT for this.)