# 8x - 12x8 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

The CanDoTables Mat presents a multifaceted approach to understanding and practicing the multiplication of 8 by 12, which equals 96. The mat is structured to encourage students to engage with the concept in a variety of ways. The 'Draw it' section visually represents the multiplication as 12 groups of 8, while the 'Derive it' and 'Deepen it' sections prompt students to break down the multiplication into smaller, more manageable parts and combine them to reach the total of 96. The 'Dissect it' section further deconstructs the multiplication into a series of addition equations that illustrate how multiple groups of 8 combine to make 96.

Beyond simple calculation, the mat includes a 'bar' and 'number line' to represent the multiplication visually, enhancing the understanding of the concept. The 'groups' section provides a practical application of multiplication, asking students to fill in the blanks to express the concept in different ways, such as the number of groups or the product of multiplication. The mat also challenges students to think about division as the inverse of multiplication, and to recognize the relationship between factors and multiples. Real-world problems involving arrays, scaling, and practical scenarios like calculating the number of pens in boxes or people in minibuses are included to show the practical applications of the multiplication of 8 by 12. The mat concludes with a true or false question that encourages students to compare the result of 8 x 12 with double the product of 4 x 6, reinforcing their understanding of scaling and doubling in multiplication.