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Multiplication cards with dot arrays

Some of you might like these multiplication flash cards (free printable) with DOT arrays.

I like the idea! They could be used to teach beginning multiplication with the answers intact, and later on, cover the answers for memorization/learning practice, but either way, the dots remind the student of the CONCEPT of multiplication.

Blue series books - in what order?

Many people use Math Mammoth BLUE Series to help their children catch up if they are seriously behind. Some others use the Blue series as their main math curriculum.

The Blue series consists of TOPICAL books... so how does one use them in sequence? In what ORDER would they be used? The choice is yours, and lots of flexibility... but to help you get some idea of what goes where in regards to grade levels, this chart can help:

Study order for Math Mammoth Blue Series books

Keep in mind, the above link presents just a broad outline. The order of studying these books is not set in stone. :)

Puzzle - fractional parts and fair share

Here are some nice puzzles for middle school students.

On the surface, students get practice with finding a fractional part of a quantity (such as 1/6 of 24) but the full idea of the puzzles is quite fascinating:

Fair Shares puzzles