# 8x - 11x8 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

The CanDoTables Mat is a multi-faceted educational tool designed to enhance the understanding of multiplication and division through visual and interactive learning strategies. The mat breaks down the multiplication of 8 by 11, encouraging students to explore this mathematical concept in various ways. At the top, the mat presents the equation '8x - 11x8' and prompts students to draw and visually represent the calculation, reinforcing the concept that 8 times 11 equals 88.

Following the visual representation, the mat delves deeper into the multiplication process by dissecting the equation into more manageable parts. Students are asked to split the multiplication into two separate calculations, adding them together to reach the final product. This method helps to solidify their understanding of how multiplication can be broken down into simpler steps. The mat also includes a number line and bar to visually demonstrate the concept of grouping in multiplication. Students are encouraged to fill in the blanks to show their understanding of groups, factors, multiples, and division related to the number 88. Additionally, the mat poses real-world problems involving football teams, vases of tulips, book costs, and hay consumption to apply the multiplication of 8 by 11 in practical scenarios, further deepening the student's comprehension and application of the concept.