4th graders need to know their multiplication facts (Also their addition/subtraction facts)! Please practice with your 4th grader as much as possible. Here are a few websites you can use for practice:
Click on the Homework Help subpage (on the left hand menu panel- under "Math") for many links to YouTube videos relating to our math strategies and methods.
Why the new area model method for multiplication?
Many parents wonder why we use the "new math"... Please watch this video which gives an excellent explanation as to why children aren't being taught exactly like their parents were: