# 5x - 9x5 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

The CanDoTables Mat is an educational tool designed to help students understand and practice multiplication, specifically the calculation of 5 times 5, which equals 25. The mat encourages students to explore this concept through various methods and representations. The "Draw it" section allows students to visualize multiplication as an array, where they can draw a grid representing 5 rows of 5 to reach the total of 25. In "Derive it," students are prompted to think about related multiplication and division facts that stem from the understanding that 5 times 5 equals 25. The "Deepen it" section challenges students to apply their knowledge to different scenarios and word problems, deepening their comprehension of the concept.

"Dissect it" breaks down the multiplication into smaller parts, such as adding five 5s together, and encourages students to fill in the blanks to complete the equations. Tools like a bar, number line, and groups are provided to help students visualize the multiplication process in different ways. The mat also includes phrases to reinforce the concept, such as "__ multiplied by __ is __" and "__ groups of __ is __," which students can use to describe the multiplication process. Additionally, the mat poses true or false statements for students to consider, further engaging them in critical thinking about multiplication. The CanDoTables Mat is a comprehensive resource that supports students in mastering basic multiplication facts and understanding the relationship between multiplication and division.