About the Book
Laura Candler’s Mastering Math Facts – Multiplication and Division: Aligned with the Common Core includes five components to help all your students become “Math Facts Masters”:
Everything you need is included in the book—reproducibles, patterns, activity sheets, games, and assessment materials. Award-winning teacher Laura Candler has designed the program so you can use whatever your students need—if they are new to the concepts, you’ll start with Chapter 1 and use the program to teach the fundamentals. If your students understand the concepts but haven’t truly memorized the facts, you can start with the MMF System in Chapter 2 that motivates the whole class to become “Math Facts Masters.” Along the way, there are a variety of assessments and tracking methods to keep your students moving toward the goal, as well as activities and games to reinforce what they are learning.
The book is available as both a physical 8-1/2 x 11” softcover guide as well as a digital pdf download. Additional resources that add even more value to the book are available online when you purchase either the physical or digital version.
Alignment with Common Core Standards
Laura Candler’s Mastering Math Facts will help you teach the following Common Core State Standards for Math Content (third grade):
Content.3.OA.A.3 — Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Content.3.OA.A.4 — Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 x ? = 48, 5 = _ ÷ 3, 6 x 6 = ?
Content.3.OA.B.5 — Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. Example: If 6 x 4 = 24 is known, then 4 x 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.)
Content.3.OA.B.6 — Understand division as an unknown-factor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8.
Content.3.OA.C.7 — Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 x 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
The book also helps you teach the following Common Core State Standards for Math Practice (all elementary grades):
Practice.MP1 — Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Practice.MP4 — Model with mathematics.
Practice.MP5 — Use appropriate tools strategically.
Practice.MP6 — Attend to precision (in mathematical communication).
Practice.MP7 — Look for and make use of structure.
Charts in the book show which activities are aligned to specific Common Core Standards.
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