Concept wise, I have little to say about multiplying by 7. But, if students are progressing in leveled program I have created, there are only three facts that they have to master for the 7's, two of which are turn-around facts.
For this level students are left with 7 x 7, 7 x 12, and 12 x 7.
I have included two videos for the 7. The first one is a video of a cool trick with a tic-tac-toe board for 7's. The second one is of course from School House Rock.
Students are given one of the spinners to fill out as a reference tool. The tool will be primarily used during the current level of the multiplication program but should be kept as a reference going forward to higher levels.
There is a set of flashcards provided for the current level. Each set of flashcards include the facts with their turn-around facts. It is important that the students are comfortable with the commutative property of multiplication.
Games for Practice
Line It Up
There are two timed tests associated with this new factor. The first timed test is designed to be a one minute test of 40 problems and includes only multiplication facts with the new factor. The second timed test is designed to be a two minute test of 60 problems and includes all multiplication facts learned in the leveled program thus far.