Presenter: Alex Kajitani
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.2, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5, Learning Environment 3.1 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary

What is your biggest challenge with teaching math? If you said it’s that your students don’t know their times tables, you’re not alone. In fact, California Teacher of the Year Alex Kajitani hears this answer from an overwhelming number of educators during the trainings he gives across the country. Join Mr. Kajitani as he walks you through his proven approach to teaching students how to master multiplication, “The Three ‘Ms’: Meet, Memorize, Master.”

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Mastering multiplication is a key component of a student’s ability to cultivate confidence in math and in life. In this course, California Teacher of the Year and creator of Multiplication Nation, Alex Kajitani, walks you through his proven approach to teaching students how to master multiplication, “The Three ‘Ms’: Meet, Memorize, Master.”

Here is an overview of what you’ll learn in each section:

  • Meet:
    • Multiplication as a strategy
    • Commutative property
    • Multiplication chart
    • Skip counting
  • Memorize:
    • Forwards, backwards, mix ‘em up
    • Flash cards
    • Seeing and hearing
    • Songs, charts, and games
  • Master:
    • Timed vs. untimed
    • Mix it up
    • Celebrate
    • Tricks that expire
Mr. Kajitani is on a mission to help every kid master their times tables, and he hopes you will join him on this mission. With the methods he teaches in this course, Mr. Kajitani ensures you’ll be successful when you do.



Presenter Bio

Alex Kajitani (Kaw-juw-taw-nee) is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, and his first book, Owning It was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is also on a mission to get every kid in America to learn their times tables, and to make this happen, he created the popular online program www.MultiplicationNation.com. Alex is a highly-sought after keynote speaker who supports and motivates teachers nationwide, and he’s known around the world as “The Rappin’ Mathematician.” Alex has a popular TED Talk, has been honored at The White House, and was featured on The CBS Evening News, where Katie Couric exclaimed, “I LOVE that guy!” For more of his innovative ideas, visit www.AlexKajitani.com.

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103 reviews for Teaching the Times Tables So Every Student Masters Them

  1. Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    Good refresher.


    I really enjoyed the class; however, it would have been nice to have some handouts made available with the training. For instance, a copy of the 4 in a row game or quiz.

  3. mario – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I like connect 4

  4. Martha – PHARR-SAN JUAN-ALAMO ISD (verified owner)

    5 stars!!!


    I loved this course!

  6. Leigh – SINTON ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas

  7. JESSICA – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas and so easy to implement

  8. Natasha – BARBERS HILL ISD (verified owner)

    You will hear some great strategies to add to your multiplication lessons.

  9. Gracie – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I really have enjoyed this presenter.

  10. Jessica – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    Very informative

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