# 6x - 7x6 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

The CanDoTables Mat is a comprehensive tool designed to help students explore the multiplication fact 6 x 7 in a variety of ways. The mat encourages students to 'Draw it' by visualising the multiplication as an array or using a number line. 'Derive it' prompts them to break down the multiplication into smaller, more manageable parts, such as 6 x (5 + 2) or 6 x 6 + 6, to make the calculation easier. 'Deepen it' challenges students to apply their understanding to more complex problems, and 'Dissect it' asks them to look at the components that make up the multiplication, such as factors and multiples.

The mat includes a variety of exercises and representations to solidify the students' understanding of the number 42 as the product of 6 and 7. Students are encouraged to think about the concept of multiplication in different contexts, such as groups, arrays, and scaling. They are also asked to consider the inverse relationship between multiplication and division, exploring how knowing one fact can help them solve related problems. The mat extends learning by applying the multiplication fact to real-life situations, such as calculating the number of seconds in 7 hours or determining the distance cycled each day if the weekly total is 420km. This resource, published by Buzzard Publishing in 2018, is an engaging way for students to deepen their understanding of multiplication and division through varied and contextual activities.