# 12x - 4x12 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

The CanDoTables Mat is an educational tool designed to help students explore and understand the concept of multiplication and division through a variety of exercises. The mat presents the equation 12x - 4x12 and encourages students to engage with the numbers in different ways. 'Draw it' asks learners to visually represent the problem, while 'Derive it' prompts them to think about the underlying mathematical principles. 'Deepen it' challenges them to extend their understanding, and 'Dissect it' requires them to break down the problem into smaller parts.

Key mathematical concepts are explored using this mat. For instance, students practice using a number line and bar models to visualize 48 as a product of multiplication or as a dividend in division. They fill in the blanks for statements like "__ multiplied by __ is __" to reinforce the relationship between factors and products. The mat also includes true or false questions to test comprehension, such as "48 ÷ 12 = 24 ÷ 6", and applies multiplication to real-world scenarios, such as calculating the total number of legs for 12 horses, or determining the number of minibuses needed for 48 people. Additionally, it introduces scaling and division through practical examples, like determining the cost per concert ticket or the total weight of herb packs. This versatile tool not only aids in practicing arithmetic but also helps in developing problem-solving skills and mathematical reasoning.