how to teach a 7year old multiplication?

India
May 20, 2007 11:40pm CST
well i am having a problem teaching my six-year-old nephew how to do multiplication i tryed the box and inside box balls...but now he needs to do stuff with Unit Tens and hundred...and i feel its difficult for him aswell as difficult to make him understand...help me out how should i teach him Muliplications and devision!?
2 responses
• United States
21 May 07
Have you tried using concrete examples instead of things on paper such as things he can touch? You can purchase things such as colored teddy bears that come in buckets. Using things he can touch and manipulate can make the examples easier because he can move them himself and work with them. He's rather young to be learning multiplication because it's hard for his mind to grasp those concepts. Those concepts are a little abstract for him at his age. He hasn't moved from the sensorimotor stage yet so he can't use his mind on abstract principals. So try using items he can touch because that is what the sensorimotor stage is about.
@lillake (1634)
• United States
21 May 07
You should check out Math-U-See. http://www.mathusee.com/ You can usually find some used for sale on Ebay.