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Black Rhinos: Beyond Times Tables

Black Rhinos: Beyond Times Tables


Black rhinos have made a tremendous comeback from their near-extinction twenty years ago. Today, they are still critically endangered, but their numbers have doubled from their historic low to less than 7,000. It’s easy to identify black rhinos by their hooked upper lip, smaller size, and the fact that they know times tables really well.


  • Students use the standard multiplication algorithm and estimation strategies to solve multiplication problems involving up to four digits by two-digit numbers
  • Students multiply by friendly numbers greater than 20
  • Students multiply by landmark and near-landmark numbers greater than 20


  • Recommended for: Ages 9+ / Grades 4-5
  • Instructor: Carolina Velez
  • Day and Time: Tuesdays, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 4 classes
  • Dates: October 10 - 31, 2023
  • Required Materials: DreamBox* math app


*There is an included additional $45 charge for DreamBox, which is a one-time purchase for the entire school yearIf you have previously paid the $45 charge for DreamBox through another product, please contact us. The $45 DreamBox charge gives your student access to class assignments through DreamBox.


Here at The Thinking Kid, we utilize the DreamBox Math App to enable our students to practice math skills outside of the classroom. DreamBox engages students through math games to test their proficiency in math concepts discussed in class. DreamBox access is essential to student success in our math program.

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