Here's a set of posters for helping students think about the meaning of multiplication. Take it to an anchor chart to create meaning with our students.

Help kids understand multiplication through various exercises: skip counting, equal groups, repeated addition, arrays, and fact families. ideas-for-school

(can use the same idea to show multiple ways of adding/subtracting) GREAT!-- multiplication unit to teach repeated addition, groups of, commutative property, and arrays. You could also replace one with a multiplication word problem and picture.

One of the best ways to teach students about benchmarks with fractions is using a number line. Once students master the placements of these fractions, they can start working on adding fractions, subtracting and eventually can use multiplication and divisi