# 12x - 9x12 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

The CanDoTables Mat is an educational resource designed to help students explore and understand multiplication and division through a variety of activities. The mat invites students to 'Draw it,' where they might create visual representations such as arrays or number lines to illustrate the multiplication of 12 and 9. In the 'Derive it' section, learners are encouraged to break down the multiplication into smaller, more manageable parts, enhancing their understanding of how multiplication works. 'Deepen it' pushes students to think more critically about the relationship between multiplication and division, and 'Dissect it' asks them to analyze the components of the equation further.

The mat includes a series of exercises and prompts that guide students to explore the number 108, which is the product of 12 multiplied by 9. Through various methods, such as grouping and scaling, learners can understand that 108 is a multiple of both 9 and 12, and that these numbers are factors of 108. Real-world problems, such as calculating the total number of bulbs a gardener plants or the amount of money saved over a year, allow students to apply their mathematical skills in practical scenarios. The mat also includes true or false questions to test comprehension and additional calculations that relate to the original multiplication, such as dividing 1008 by 12 or finding the number of grandchildren a grandpa gives money to. Overall, the CanDoTables Mat is a multifaceted tool for reinforcing and deepening students' understanding of multiplication and division.