## Friday, 13 May 2016

### Montessori Activity: Multiplication Finger Working Chart 3

Age: From 6 years old

Objective(s):

The memorization of the tables in multiplication. The various charts give the possibility of repetition, which helps to fix these in the memory of the child.

Materials:

1. The Montessori Multiplication Finger Working Charts 3
2. 1 box of multiplication equation slips.
3. 1 empty box
4. A paper, pencil & eraser
5. 1 tray

Presentation 1: Multiplication Chart 3 - Finger chart with all the products from 1-10

1. Choose an equation slip from the box, read and write it on the piece of paper, e.g. 5 x 4 = ?

2. Place your right index finger on the blue 5 at the top of the board.

3. Place your left index finger on the red 4 on the side of the board.

4. Run your right finger down and your left finger to the right until the two fingers meet.

5. Say, “5 x 4 is 20.”

6. Write the answer on the piece of paper and read it.

7. Place the used equation slip into the empty box.

8. Choose another equation slip from the slip box and repeat in similar manner from step 1-7.

9. Invite your child to try.

Video Demonstration:

Pictorial Demonstration:

1. Choose an equation slip from the box, read and write it on the piece of paper, e.g. 5 x 4 = ?

2. Place your right index finger on the blue 5 at the top of the board.

3. Place your left index finger on the red 4 on the side of the board.

4. Run your right finger down and your left finger to the right until the two fingers meet.

5. Say, “5 x 4 is 20.”

6. Write the answer on the piece of paper and read it.

J tried this on 28 May 2016 (7Y2M23D). At first, he did the equations for 2 time table and 3 time tables and got all the answers correct. We then went on to 4 time table, and I taught him to check the answer on the chart only if he got the answer wrong. Thereafter, he didn't bother to try the equation, going to check the chart for the correct answer straight away. He said that it was fun.

References:

http://www.infomontessori.com/mathematics/tables-of-arithmetic-multiplication-charts.htm
http://www.montessorialbum.com/montessori/index.php?title=Multiplication_Finger_Chart_1

28 May 2016 (7Y2M23D)

28 May 2016 (7Y2M23D)

28 May 2016 (7Y2M23D)