Deriving basic multiplication facts

New Zealand Curriculum: Level 2

Learning Progressions Framework: Multiplicative Thinking: Signpost 3 to 4

Target students

These activities are intended for students who use additive strategies to solve multiplication and division problems. They may have some simple multiplication fact knowledge and be able to skip count in twos, fives, and tens.

The following diagnostic questions indicate students’ ability to use known multiplication facts to find other facts that they do not know. In doing so, students apply the commutative property, the distributive property, and the associative property. They also learn to use multiplication as the inverse operation to solve division problems. (show diagnostic questions)

Teaching activities