# 12x - 10x12 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

The CanDoTables Mat is an educational tool designed to help students understand and practice multiplication, particularly focusing on the number 12. The mat presents a variety of exercises that encourage students to explore different aspects of multiplication through drawing, deriving, deepening, and dissecting the concept. The exercises start with a basic multiplication fact, 12 x 10, and then expand on this through a series of related questions and statements that challenge the student to apply their knowledge in different ways. For example, they are asked to complete equations that break down the multiplication into smaller parts, use a number line, and work with groups to reinforce the concept that multiplication is repeated addition.

The mat also includes a bar model and an array to visually represent the multiplication, alongside word problems that apply the concept of multiplying by 12 to real-life situations. Students are prompted to think about the relationship between multiplication and division, identifying factors and multiples, and understanding scaling. For instance, they are asked how many cupcakes Terry makes if he prepares ten dozen, or to calculate the total cost of twelve tickets at £10 each. These practical applications help to deepen the student's understanding of multiplication and its uses. Additionally, true or false questions are included to assess comprehension, and the mat provides a structure for students to make connections between multiplication and division, such as knowing that if 12 x 10 equals 120, then 1200 divided by 12 must equal 10.