# 7x - 5x7 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

The CanDoTables Mat provides a visual and interactive approach to understanding multiplication and division through the use of various mathematical strategies. The mat includes a combination of exercises to draw, derive, deepen, and dissect the concept of multiplication, specifically focusing on the equation 7x - 5x7. Students are encouraged to explore the relationship between numbers by breaking down the multiplication process into smaller, more manageable parts. For example, they might deconstruct the multiplication of 7 by 6 into a sum of two separate multiplications, such as 7 times a number plus 7 times another number, to reach the product of 42.

The mat also includes a variety of other learning tools, such as a bar model, number line, and arrays, to help students visualize multiplication and division. They are prompted to fill in blanks with the correct numbers to complete equations and to understand the concepts of groups, multiples, factors, and scaling. Real-world applications are provided to contextualize the mathematical concepts, such as calculating the perimeter of a pentagon, counting money collected, determining distances cycled over a week, and dividing a sum of money equally among workers. The mat challenges students to apply their knowledge to different scenarios and to verify the truth of related mathematical statements, like whether 70 x 50 is equal to 700 x 5. The CanDoTables Mat is a comprehensive tool designed to enhance students' understanding and fluency in multiplication and division, fostering a deeper grasp of mathematical relationships.