Learn the best ways to teach multi-digit multiplication and long division. These differentiated strategies help students learn the traditional standard algorithm in a way that can be easily scaffolded to support students’ learning.
Students learn in different ways.
No surprise there, right? You already know that if you’ve been teaching or parenting for more than a day.
Differentiated Multiplication and Long Division
Students Need Differentiated Multiplication and Long Division that can be scaffolded to help learners better understand the processes. Then, as students learn and progress, the scaffolds can be reduced and eventually eliminated.
So, if students learn differently, we need to teach them differently. We can use various teaching methods, strategies, and styles to reach every student. And the more tools you have in your teaching bag, the better.
According to the Common Core State Standards, by 5th grade, students must solve multiplication and division problems using the standard algorithm.
Some students are ready and learn the process quickly, while others need lots of practice and repetition to master it.
I just bet you have some of those students in your class. You know they’ll learn it eventually. It will take some extra time. Time that you don’t have.
The pressures of our modern educational system push students to learn according to the grade level schedule. Teachers know that some students take longer than others to reach milestones.
The Benefits of Shape Math
Shape multiplication and long division can help speed up the learning process.
Teachers love Shape Math because:
- Students become more independent.
- Visual reminders of the next step in the process
- Add and eliminate scaffolds quickly and easily.
- Check student work at a glance to identify errors and address the problem immediately.
- Scaffolds are consistent between Shape Math resources.
- Students gain confidence.
Starting to Use Shape Math
Shape Math is currently offered only through Teachers Pay Teachers. The best way to start using Shape Math is to identify the skills you need to teach. Each set uses the traditional standard algorithm for solving multiplication and long division problems.
Free Sample Sets
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All Scaffolded Shape Math Sets