Multiplication doesn't have to be scary!
It is imperative that students know their multiplication facts by the end of 3rd grade so that they can focus on higher level math tasks in 4th grade and beyond. Learning multiplication facts is a very important skill for 3rd grade and really can be scary for students and parents. I want to give you the resources to help your child be successful with multiplication. We will be focusing on understanding the concepts of multiplication in class, but students will be responsible for memorizing or becoming fluent with their multiplication facts at home. However, students will have time to practice at school as well. Students will test on multiplication facts every Friday. If your child does not master a fact they will retest before moving on to another fact. We will be having a multiplication party toward the end of the year to celebrate learning our multiplication facts. Students will earn an invitation by working hard to master all of the facts. I am really excited to get multiplication started in our classroom. Thank you so much for your support in your child’s learning. It truly does make a difference! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress with their multiplication facts.