# 2x - 7x2 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

The CanDoTables Mat is a versatile educational tool designed to help students explore multiplication and division through a variety of engaging activities. The mat encourages students to 'Draw it', where they can visually represent mathematical problems; 'Derive it', which involves deducing answers from known facts; and 'Deepen it', which challenges them to delve deeper into mathematical concepts. Additionally, 'Dissect it' prompts students to break down problems into more manageable parts.

The mat provides a structured approach to understanding the multiplication fact 2 x 7, with spaces for students to fill in the blanks as they work through the problem. It incorporates a number line and an array to visually support the concept of multiplication as repeated addition or grouping. Students are encouraged to make connections between multiplication and division, recognizing that if they know 2 x 7 = 14, they can also deduce related facts, such as 14 ÷ 2 = 7. Through true or false statements, the mat tests students' comprehension of these concepts. The mat also includes real-world word problems that apply multiplication and division to everyday situations, such as calculating distances jogged over a week or the total amount of money collected from coins, thereby reinforcing the practical application of these mathematical operations.