Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Grade 4, Winter Term, Long Division Block Week 1 ~ Another Aha Moment

Today J-Baby multiplied a 4 digit number by a 4 digit number and got the correct answer, which really pumped him up! I love seeing a child go from thinking that multiplying large numbers is hard to knowing that it just a series of steps involving multiplying smaller numbers and adding the products of those sums.

In observation I noticed that J-Baby is leaning on us for help with oral multiplication work by watching our mouths and giving his answer just a second after we do, so we took turns today rather than saying them in unison. I have him go last so he has heard them twice before it is his turn. He really does seem to have a harder time remembering some things, but letting other people remember for him isn't going to help him.

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