# 3x - 11x3 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

This educational material from CanDoTables is designed to help students understand and practice multiplication, specifically the calculation of 3 times 11. It offers a variety of methods to explore and reinforce the concept, ensuring that children grasp the multiplication from different angles. The mat begins with a simple multiplication expression: 3x - 11x3, and then prompts students to 'Draw it' using visual aids like arrays and number lines, and 'Derive it' by breaking down the components of the multiplication. Students are encouraged to deepen their understanding by dissecting the problem and exploring related facts.

The exercises on the mat guide students through the process of breaking down the multiplication of 3 by 11 into more manageable parts, such as '3 times 10 plus 3 times 1', and then reassembling the parts to find the total. This methodical approach aids in cementing the concept of multiplication as both repeated addition and grouping. Students are also asked to consider multiplication's relationship with division, recognizing that if they know 3 times 11 equals 33, they can deduce that 33 divided by 3 equals 11. The material includes true or false questions and real-world word problems involving budgies, footballs, juice bottles, and cake purchases to apply multiplication in various contexts, enhancing the practical understanding of the concept. The resource concludes by reminding students that factors and multiples are integral to multiplication and division, laying the foundation for more complex mathematical concepts.