The following links will provide video lessons for multiplication and division:

Area Model Multiplication Strategy

Partial Products Multiplication Strategy

Partial Quotients Division Strategy

Scaffolding Division

The following are games to practice the Area Model and Partial Products Multiplication Strategies:

Khan Academy Open Area

The Amoeba Multiplication Game

Area Model Multiplication Strategy

Partial Products Multiplication Strategy

Partial Quotients Division Strategy

Scaffolding Division

The following are games to practice the Area Model and Partial Products Multiplication Strategies:

Khan Academy Open Area

The Amoeba Multiplication Game

Modeling Division Situations

At school, students have been solving word problems that represent various types of division situations. Encourage your child to help you solve situations that come up in your daily activities. For example, while shopping you might ask, “If you can buy 2 pencils for 29 cents, about how many can you buy for $3.00?” or “I baked a batch of 136 muffins for the bake sale. I need to put them in bags of 5. How many bags can I fill with 5 muffins in each bag?”

In our math class, students spend time discussing problems in depth and are asked to share their reasoning and solutions. It is most important that children accurately and efficiently solve math problems in ways that make sense to them. At home, encourage your child to explain his or her math thinking to you.

The following are links to games that will reinforce modeling and partial quotients:

The Quotient Cafe

Drag and Drop Math

At school, students have been solving word problems that represent various types of division situations. Encourage your child to help you solve situations that come up in your daily activities. For example, while shopping you might ask, “If you can buy 2 pencils for 29 cents, about how many can you buy for $3.00?” or “I baked a batch of 136 muffins for the bake sale. I need to put them in bags of 5. How many bags can I fill with 5 muffins in each bag?”

In our math class, students spend time discussing problems in depth and are asked to share their reasoning and solutions. It is most important that children accurately and efficiently solve math problems in ways that make sense to them. At home, encourage your child to explain his or her math thinking to you.

The following are links to games that will reinforce modeling and partial quotients:

The Quotient Cafe

Drag and Drop Math

To develop good computation strategies, students need to become fluent with the multiplication combinations from 1 x 1 to 12 x 12, often known as “multiplication facts” or “multiplication tables.” In fifth grade, students are expected to review and practice all the combinations up to 12 x 12, which they studied in third and fourth grades. The sheer number of multiplication combinations to remember can seem overwhelming, and many adults remember the task of “memorizing the facts.” In school, students have learned these combinations in categories of related combinations to help them As fifth-grade students review the multiplication combinations, they identify the combinations they still need to practice. They record the combinations they are still learning, and add “clues” to help them with those combinations. Students use a combination that they know which is close to the combination they are solving, and then adjust to find the product. Here are some examples: