# Multiplication Board

From Montessori Album

Multiplication Board | |
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Math - Memory Work | |

Level | Primary |

Age | 5+ |

Materials | multiplication board box of 100 red beads cards with numbers 1-10 small red circle paper pencil |

This activity helps the child with comprehension of and memorization of multiplication facts.

## Contents

## Presentation[edit]

- Carry the material to a table or a mat and set up as shown below. If at a mat, the child will need a clipboard under the paper.
- Choose one of the little number cards (4 is shown) and slide into the slot on the side.

Move the red marker to cover the 1 at the top. Put four beads in the first column (4×1=4). Write the problem and answer on the paper. - Move the red red marker to cover the 2. Put four beads in the second column.

Explain that to count the total beads we can start with the last number we ended on (4) and count up. Write the problem and answer on the paper. - Do the rest of the multiplication table of four in the same way.

## Points of Interest[edit]

## Control of Error[edit]

## Variations and Extensions[edit]

- problems could be done in random order

## Material[edit]

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## Further Reading[edit]

- The Advanced Montessori Method: The Montessori Elementary Material by Maria Montessori, pages 217-220