Learning multiplication facts – AND CONCEPTS – is very important. Many students would like to have more opportunities to learn both facts and concepts – and most importantly to see how they tie together.

Many teachers and families would like to have an easy-to-use resource.

So, I created a series of multiplication videos with a specific set of features that I’ll detail below.

Watch the videos in this series. You can also find **this entire series** over on **my YouTube Channel**.

If you are using my book, **The Multiplication Advantage: Journey Into Multiplication** with your class, this video series is a perfect complement to it. Where the book is a deep, rich exploration of concepts with self-checking practice pages, you’ll find this to be a great addition.

This series is for all teachers. Even if you are not using The Multiplication Advantage, please watch the videos and share them with those who are learning about multiplication.

I’ll tie the videos together with tips and questions. Let’s start with this question:

**What do you notice in this 30-second video?**

**Tip #1: Use the Pause Button whenever you want.**

**Tip #2: Leave the audio on – or turn it off. **

You might find that the repetitive nature of the squeak, the trampoline, and the wind gust is helpful. Or you might want to simply turn it off. It’s up to you.

**Tip #3: Don’t skip the Green videos.**

I think the green videos are **the most important** ones.

**Tip #4: **Think about groups. ** **

You’re about to see that idea in this video…

**Tip #5: **Don’t forget to pause.

Bonus Tip: Multiplying by 2 is related to doubling.

**Tip #6: **You can find the product of 2 numbers by drawing. You’ll see what I mean in this video.

**Tip #7:** In the next video, ff you see a fact, and don’t know the product, that is a great place to pause and try drawing intersecting lines. See what you discover.

**Tip #8: ** You are about to see some squares.

Watch them carefully. Why does this work?

**Tip #9: ** If you aren’t sure of the product, try picturing squares (just like in the last video) or drawing intersecting lines (from the video before)…

**Tip #10: **Multiplication is connected to Repeated Addition. See what I mean in this video…

**Tip #11: **Pause one of these questions and think how repeated addition is connected to multiplication.

**Tip #12: **The Commutative Property of Multiplication is very important – and very helpful.

In this video, I’ll move some numbers and some boxes around the screen…

**Tip #13: **Remember the pause button…

When you pause, think about the commutative property of multiplication…

**Tip #14: **The Commutative Property of Multiplication is so important that you’ll see more examples here. The 4th example also happens to be my favorite multiplication fact!

If you’re using The Multiplication Advantage, look on the cover. You’ll see the fact there, too. It’s big and bold on the cover.

**Tip #15: **Use all your strategies.

Note: For me, this is the most challenging video.

Use all the tips that are helpful to you: **Pause the video**. Think about groups. Think about repeated addition. Think about the Commutative Property of Multiplication. Draw intersecting lines.

**Tip #16:** The Multiplication Table is Filled With Connections.

I’ll show some connections in this video by taking the chart apart.

My favorite fact is also in this video (2nd to last) and my 2nd favorite fact is at the very end.

To make this video I started with a chart, and then I took it apart. Here is what I mean…

**Tip #17:** The squeak sound is a great cue to know when to pause the video.

Right after the squeak – and when the factors stop moving – that is when I hit the pause button. After I pause, I reach for my pencil and paper.

When I’m ready, I unpause the video and wait for the trampoline sound.

**Tip #18:** Digit sums can be used to determine if any number is divisible by 9.

For example: 23,031 is clearly divisible by 9.

**Tip #19:** When multiplying by 9, think about digit sums.

**Tip #20:** Watch this video and see what you notice?

**Bonus Question**: This video is a lot like the Getting Ready for × 1 video at the very beginning. **Why is that?**

**Tip #21:** You can pause the videos whenever you want. You can also let them play and see if you can name every product. In this video, try letting it play without pausing and see what happens.

**Challenge #1:**

This video has 36 questions. I’ve removed all of the ×1 and ×10 questions, so these may be the most challenging 36 all together in one video.

You can pause the video whenever you want.

You can also let it play.

I’ve built the timing very carefully so it works either way.

Play this video and see if you can name all of the products…

**Challenge #2:**

The are the same 36 facts – except I thought a lot about the Commutative Property of Multiplication when I wrote them.

Play this video and see if you can name all of the products…

**Challenge #3:**

There are **55 facts** in this video.

Pause the video – or let it play – and see which facts you know.

**Challenge #4:**

There are **55 more facts** in this video.

Pause the video – or let it play – and see which facts you know.

Thanks for watching the video series.

If you found it helpful, please leave a comment to let me know.

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