How can I help my child with multiplication?

Sep 18, 2020 | Kendall

The transition from addition to multiplication is challenging for many kids. Our Director of Education serving our Kendall students, Jenny Colletti, offers insight into this common occurrence:



Our Director of Education talks about the importance of multiplication.

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During our last Parent Study Hall, Jenny spoke about how we teach children to understand multiplication: “We learn to add before we learn to multiply. Why? Well because multiplication is repeated addition. When we multiply, we add equal groups. A lot of kids don’t understand that. One of my favorite questions to ask is what is 12 x 12. 144. Ok, great. Now, I ask what’s 12 x 13. There is a logical and efficient way to get to that answer by using your knowledge of 12 x 12. You could just add another group of 12. 144 + 12 = 156. We didn’t get there with memorization, but rather we had the tools of understanding what multiplication is.”


Our Multiplication Fact Fluency Program:  we teach scalable strategies that go beyond memorizing the standard 12x12 multiplication table. Key concepts of our Multiplication Fact Fluency Program include:

  • Repeated addition
  • Launching points
  • Commutativity
  • Count-by practice 
  • Word problems


Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your child master multiplication. Self-schedule an assessment for your child today either in our Kendall center - OR - on our video-conference platform. You can also fill out this quick form and we’ll call you ASAP!


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