Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a blog post published on July 03, 2018
Multiplication is a tricky concept to master and it’s up to you to make sure learners don’t fall behind. Here’s how to overcome three of the most common obstacles facing struggling learners.
After two weeks of teaching multiplication to children aged five to six, we gained some insights into how children develop an understanding of multiplication. Because children with different attainment levels face different challenges, we realised we had to reflect and differentiate our teaching in order to facilitate their learning.
Here are some of the most common problems we saw when we taught multiplication, and the strategies we used to keep struggling learners on the right track.