**MULTIPLICATION**

**Purpose***:*

To give the children the experience of the process of multiplication.

Multiplicand x Multiplier = Product.

**Materials***:*

The same as for addition.

**Presentation***:*

The same procedure as for static and dynamic addition.

Ensure that each of the children have the same number; and when reviewing the children will note that the same number was brought so many times!

Name the process – ‘multiplication’.

**Exercise***:*

As in the presentation.

**Exercise 2**:

Introduce multiplier card.

After the children have completed several examples, review the completed equation.

Explain that it is not necessary to lay the multiplicand out so many times – a multiplier card may be used (use a small unit card which is placed under the multiplicand as in a written problem).

**Control***:*

The teacher. However the emphasis is on the process not on the exact result.

**Age***:*

5 years