I See Multiplication and Division, the follow-up to I See Addition and Subtraction, allows teachers to make a range of visual representations, allowing children to see the underlying structure of these calculations.
I got the idea for I See Multiplication and Division whilst watching an NCETM demonstration lesson. In the lesson, a year 3 class were writing multiplication number sentences based on different repeated addition images. My immediate thought was ‘how can a teacher create these visual representations?’ For many, probably by spending an age on Publisher or PowerPoint. So the concept for the I See apps was born: making it easier to create visual representations.
Here’s what you can expect from I See Multiplication and Division. The Singapore Bar section allows you to create proportionately sized bar models for both operations. Enter the number of bars, the size of each bar and for division the remainder:
My hope is that I See Multiplication and Division can deepen learning for children and make lesson preparation easier for teachers. It will be available for iPad in the first week in October.
Again, huge credit to Alan Peat ltd for running with the idea and Doug Stitcher for his extraordinary effort coding the app. You are legends!