The Multiplication Course by Steve Wyborney is finished and completely ready! It is a highly interactive multiplication course – on YouTube – with 156 short videos. They are completely ready for all students, all teachers, all parents, everyone!
The course teaches students deep, rich, and important multiplication concepts while they are also learning multiplication facts. It also puts students in control of their learning, allowing them to pause the think deeply, allowing them time to write, allowing them to discover important math ideas.
The animated videos are organized in 12 chapters – and each chapter is in a playlist on YouTube. The course is for students in grades 3-8, and it’s completely free. There aren’t even ads.
If you are looking for a multiplication resource for…
or your entire school…
this may be a great resource for you!
Scroll down to continue learning about The Multiplication Course!
Watch how quickly you can access an entire chapter with a single click:
If you want to watch a single video to get a feel for the course, watch this 3-minute video:
The Entire Chapter Playlist can be found below – and you are welcome to watch any (or all) of the course, use any (or all) of the course, and share any (or all) of the course with others! This is meant to be a powerful resource – about a very important topic – that is freely available to everyone.
Quick Access to All Chapter Playlists
Inside the course, you’ll find much of the same style that I’ve used in Esti-Mysteries… with Splat!… with 20 Days of Number Sense of Number Sense and Rich Math Talk…
You’ll see that the course includes…
- 3-Dimensional Drawing
- Motion Challenges
- Puzzle Challenges with Multiplication Thinking
- Strategies for learning and understanding multiplication facts and concepts
Students will create Number Concept Maps…
Students will complete 3-Dimensional Drawings…
Students will see multiple perspectives…
Student will be challenge to use multiplication thinking…
Challenge levels increase in every chapter…
Strategies for seeking Powerful Learning Opportunities are explained…
Key connections are featured!
Perspectives, Multiple Representations, Math Talk, and Connecting Visuals to Expressions…
…and connecting expressions to expressions…
I’ve also designed it to be extremely easy to access and use. At the same time it’s also powerful and extremely flexible.
Picture These Scenarios
Picture a classroom where all students are accessing the course, where one student is learning all about multiplication ideas for the first time traveling through each lesson… while another student who just didn’t understand multiplication the year before is using it for extra support, hearing another perspective seeing additional visuals… and yet another student is accelerating through it at their own pace digging in to the more advanced concepts the course offers…
…and still another student using it to re-watch a lesson from the day before (because students can easily do that on YouTube), and still another student chooses to focus on the representation lesson in each chapter… or the drawing lessons in each chapter… or the puzzle challenges in each chapter… or the 3-dimensional perspective lessons in each chapter.
…and yet another student from the class in a different setting (such as at home) is also watching it…
…and another student whose best time to go through the course is not during the school day, can see it is later when it works better…
Keep looking around the scenarios, and notice that one student has turned on the Closed Captioning, two other students are discussing their 3-dimensional multiplication drawings with each other (safely in person – or in a breakout room). Another student is completing a visual concept map showing representations. And still another student – who has clicked the Pause Button – is solving a puzzle using multiplication thinking before The Reveal shows the answer.
The possibilities go on and on…
Students in class every other day?
Now they have a resource to use every day.
Students who didn’t finish multiplication last year?
Now they have a complete course.
Students who memorized the facts, but didn’t ever make the all-important connections to other concepts?
Here is powerful opportunity to make those connections.
The teacher who isn’t sure what to do to provide a sustained learning narrative in ever-fluxing situations?
This course works across scenarios – it’s designed for all environments and for situations in which learning environments need to change in the middle of the year – with our without advance notice.
The parent who wants more support for their child?
Here is a resource.
A teach of teachers who want to use the visuals as an ongoing resource for number talks?
There are literally thousands of images in the course.
The closer you look, the more you’ll recognize that this course is designed to work at school… and it’s designed to work at home… and it’s also designed to work in situations where students may move from one environment to the other – even with only short notice.
Please know, it’s not perfect. This is just about the maximum amount of material that I am able to draw, animate, script, record, take through the video editing process and post to YouTube between the beginning of June and August 16, 2020.
How to Share Videos and Playlists
If you want to share a chapter (with other colleagues or other parents or students) it’s very easy to do. One way to share a playlist is to…
1. Open a lesson or playlist on YouTube.
2. Click on the share button…
3. Click COPY…
4. Then paste the link in a platform where you can share it out.
It can be shared through…
- Google Classroom
- On a Google Slide
- Of course, this list is nearly endless
If you want to see the ENTIRE COURSE on YouTube simply click on
- My YouTube Channel – Playlists Tab.
- You can also SORT BY (on the right side) and click “Oldest to Newest)
What materials do the students need?
Only paper and pencil. There are some lessons where a highlighter would be a useful additional tool, but is not necessary.
I’ll be sharing more information about the course in the days and weeks to come.
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If you have questions or comments please leave them as a comment in this blog post.
Please Share This Resource with Anyone Who Can Use It
Also – if you know someone who would benefit from knowing about this, please share it with them. There may be a teacher, a parent, an administrator, or someone else you know who has students or a child working on multiplication who could use a very solid foundation with this very important concept. Please share this with them.
I’d like to wish you a wonderful school year!
I hope this will be a truly powerful resource for you!
All my best,