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Meet Multiplication Automaticity and Asian Elephants

Meet Multiplication Automaticity and Asian Elephants


If I had to choose between meeting multiplication automaticity OR Asian Elephants, that would be a hard choice. Good thing we don’t have to choose! Asian Elephants like to meet in big groups (though not as big as the savannah elephants) for parties. At these parties, they need to make sure they have the exact count of elephants. The Asian elephant is the largest land mammal on the Asian continent, and it’s especially talented at multiplication automaticity (to keep track of the parties, of course).


  • Students use the sum of two known basic facts to determine the product of a more challenging problem
  • Students build arrays and use partial products to “cover” a rectangular area model of multiplication up to 12x12
  • Students determine factors and products using a table and common ratios (such as 4 tires for every 1 car)
  • Students multiply 0, 1, 5, and 10 by numbers 1-10 and 11-100
  • Students multiply 2, 4, and 8 by numbers 1-10 and 11-20


  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Instructor: Carolina Velez
  • Day and Time: Mondays, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 4 classes
  • Dates: January 8 - 29, 2024
  • Required Materials: 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. This is a one-time $45 purchase for the entire school year. If you have previously purchased DreamBox, please contact us at