Friday, 13 May 2016

Montessori Activity: Multiplication Finger Working Chart 4

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 Chart 4
2. 1 box of multiplication equation slips.
3. 1 empty box (optional)
4. A paper, pencil & eraser
5. 1 tray (optional)

Presentation 2: Multiplication Chart 4 - Finger chart with duplicate answers removed

1. Choose an equation slip from the slip box, read and write it on a piece of paper, e.g. 3 x 10 = ?

2. Read and write down the equation on the piece of paper.

3. Place your right index finger on the 3 and place your left index finger on the 10.

4. Move your right index finger out as far as it can go to the last number on its row.

5. Move your right finger down to the same row as the left finger.

6. Run your left index finger to the right to meet your right index finger.

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

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

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

10. Invite your child to try.

Pictorial Demonstration:

1. Choose an equation slip from the slip box, read and write it on a piece of paper, e.g. 3 x 10 = ?

2. Read and write down the equation on the piece of paper.

3. Place your right index finger on the 3 (denoted by the pencil).

4. Move your right index finger out as far as it can go to the last number on its row and

place your left index finger on the 10.

5. Move your right finger down (denoted by the pencil) to the same row as the left finger. (denoted by the eraser)

6. Run your left index finger (denoted by the eraser) to the right to meet your right index finger (denoted by the pencil).

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

Additional Information:

References:

http://www.infomontessori.com/mathematics/tables-of-arithmetic-multiplication-charts.htm
http://www.montessorialbum.com/montessori/index.php?title=Multiplication_Finger_Chart_2