Math That Makes Sense, Lecture 4: Multiplication and Division

This video is part of my free video course for parents, Math That Makes Sense: Elementary Arithmetic. You can find the full list of videos (with outlines and links) here

Welcome to Lecture 4! You’ll learn all about how to teach your kids to understand the concepts of multiplication and division, and how to help them master both sets of facts.

If you’re looking for information on a specific topic, I’ve listed the time stamps for each part of the lecture so you can go right to it.

Happy Math!


Lecture 4: Multiplication and Division
  • Multiplication
    • How do children learn what multiplication means? [0:36]
    • What are the properties of multiplication, and why are they important for kids to know? [24:31]
    • What are the most helpful “thinking strategies” for the multiplication facts? [36:47]
  • Division
    • What are the two different interpretations of division? [1:02:14]
    • How do children learn the division facts? [1:13:55]