I like to teach my kids multiplication by making sure the understand grouping.
For example four groups of three will equal twelve total. Once they understand grouping multiplication is easy.
Sunshine, you are 100% correct! So many teachers and parents rush to teach multiplication, that they blaze through the basic building blocks required to fully understand the concept. Grouping is essential to multiplication skills. We offer many resources that focus on grouping, place value and multiplication skills. Thanks for the insight!