# Multiplication board

# Multiplication board, Montessori material for learning multiplication

### made of wood, approx. 29.5 x 29.5 cm

The multiplication board is an indispensable Montessori material for mathematics lessons. With this, elementary school students can approach painting tasks in the small multiplication table step by step and automatically deepen the rows of numbers. Touching and counting the beads, the geometric representation of the multiplication tables and the pleasant material wood make multiplication a tangible science.

Application, advantages, areas of application for this Montessori material:

Practicing painting tasks in a small once-by-one

Understand and learn multiplication

Understand multiplication of numbers

Montessori material for children from 5 years

Scope of the mathematical Montessori material:

1 multiplication board, wood, approx. 29.5 x 29.5 cm

100 red balls, each approx. 7 mm in diameter

1 red marker, approx. 2cm

10 number cards 1 to 10, approx. 6 x 3 cm

1 storage box with sliding lid, wood, approx. 12 x 9 x 6 cm

Multiplication Board Instructions

With the Montessori multiplication board, the process of multiplication becomes visible and thus easy to understand. This makes it much easier and faster to internalize the 1x1 rows.

The multiplication board is on the table, the red wooden chip is in the upper left corner.

The wooden box with the red beads and the white number cards is ready to hand.

The white number cards are used for the multiplicand (the number being multiplied/multiplied), the red wooden chip and the numbers at the top of the multiplication board show the multiplier (how many times the multiplicand is multiplied).

A multiplication problem is selected, e.g. 4x3=

The adult takes the number card with the number 3 and slides it into the slot on the left edge of the board. The red wooden chip is placed over the black number 4 printed at the top of the board (but in such a way that the number is not covered).

Now the three is multiplied. Once the three is? The beads are placed vertically in the openings under the multiplier 1 and counted out loud. Once the three is one, two, three. Three. Now another three pearls are placed under the multiplier 2. Twice the three is one,two.three; four, five, six. Six. Again three pearls are taken from the box and this time placed under the multiplier 3. Three times the three is one, two, three; four, five, six; seven eight nine. Nine.

The last three pearls are laid out on the board - this time under the multiplier 4 marked on the chip. Four times the three is one, two, three; four, five, six; seven eight nine; ten eleven twelve. Twelve.

The result is noted. Then all pearls are removed from the board and the chip is returned to its starting position. Now a new task can be calculated. If you change the row, i.e. you want to multiply another number, the white number card is of course also exchanged accordingly.