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02/18/2020
Multiplications are one of the basic arithmetic operations, which is why your child needs to learn how to work through them effectively. For tips on how to teach them to multiply, read this post by The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI.

Knowing basic arithmetic operations is a necessity for absolutely everyone. Even in a time in which we have easy access to a calculator (through our phones), knowing how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide is essential. Still, getting there can be a challenging learning process, which is why you should try to help your child through every step of the way. To that end, it's recommended that you read the post below, so you can make it easier for them to learn to multiply effectively.

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How to Teach Your Child to Multiply

Start With the Basics of Math

How can you expect your child to multiply effectively if they're not even aware of numbers, or what multiplications are and what they're used for? That's why, before you start getting ahead of yourself, you need to verify that they know the basics well. This means they should know how to count comfortably, as well as add and subtract numbers.

Review Pairs in Multiplications

There are a few shortcuts you and your child can take in order to learn how to multiply correctly and easily. For example, when teaching them the time tables, you should let your child know about pairs in multiplications. This means that: while 6 x 4 is 24; 4 x 6 is also 24. This will cut the memorization work in half. Plus, it will make learning the time tables all the less intimidating and overwhelming.  

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Give Them Practice Opportunities

As mentioned above, multiplying correctly can be a challenging feat for a child to accomplish. However, a way to ensure that they learn how to do it, is to provide more practice opportunities, since the more they practice, the more they will develop their skills. To that end, you can print out beginners' practice sheets, as well as offer incentives to guarantee that they will complete them properly.

Make Use of Mnemonic Devices

Once again, memorizing numbers can be a challenging, overwhelming, and intimidating endeavor for some children. To make the memorization process easier on your child, it's a good idea to employ different mnemonic devices. For example, you can make up silly songs and rhymes that you can then repeat with your child, until they start learning the time tables by heart.

Consider Your Child's Learning Style

Depending the type of learner your child is (kinesthetic, visual, or auditory) is the type of approach you should use to help them process, understand, retain, and recall information better. That's why you should find ways to cater to your child's learning style. For example, if they're a kinesthetic learner, it may be that an abacus or a game will help them learn how to multiply more effectively.  

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Help Them Learn the Time Tables

Here are some easy tips to help your child learn the time tables. For instance, they should know that:
  1. Multiplying times 1 only means writing down the multiplied number again. Eg: 7 x 1 = 7.
  2. If they're multiplying by 2, they should add the multiplied number to itself one time. Eg: 7 x 2 = 14 because 7 + 7 is 14.
  3. If they know how to read a clock, multiplying times 5 will be fairly easy. They should also know that all results will end in 0 or 5.
  4. When multiplying times 10, they only need to add a 0 to the right of the multiplied number. Eg: 7 x 10 = 70.
  5. Finally, multiplying single digits times 11, results in you having to repeat that number once. Eg: 7 x 11 = 77.

Let Them Work at Their Pace

Lastly, it's of the utmost importance that you let your child work at their own pace. If you try to push them to learn more than they're ready for, if you scold them when they make a mistake, or if they sense negative pressure from your end, they may get intimidated and try to avoid learning altogether. Be supportive and let them work, so they can eventually reach the next levels on their own.

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