Multiplication and division were major parts of my son's 4th grade curriculum this past year. My son struggled with both concepts, which was problematic: the class didn't stop at multiplying and dividing. They brought the concepts right into simple algebra!
Over the summer, I'm doing everything I can to help him strengthen the skills he learned in 4th grade. He's more than happy to read with me, he loved going to a museum that reinforced what he learned in social studies, and he's always thrilled to work on backyard science
projects with me.
When it comes to math, however, he really resists practicing his skills. So I was thrilled to find these fun Multiplication Thinkin' Logs
. All of the templates for the "logs" are provided. Simply print out the times tables you want to practice, and make a game out of stacking the towers.
(Do you need a little helping hand with math yourself? If so, why not check out Francesca's post on Math made easy