PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Multiplication Facts and Family Friday

Students will not be assigned homework over the Winter Break. However, it is still important for your child to read, read, read!
It is also the time of year for third graders to begin learning their multiplication facts and committing them to memory. Students now have a strong conceptual foundation for multiplication.  Students should be able to meet this standard by the end of third grade:
Multiply and divide within 100.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations.
By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Here are some online games that will help your child learn the facts. Repeated practice can support your child in committing the multiplication facts to memory.

Online Multiplication Games Interactive Games

A medley of online games just for practicing the facts

Animated Multiplication Games

Play games like Ski Racer and Candy Math Arrays.

The Product Game

The Product Game is a fun, interactive game that exercises your skill with factors and multiples.

Fun 4 the Brain

Clear It! Multiplication

Try to clear the board by making multiplication equations that match the target number.

Multiplication Games from

Several simple games to practice basic multiplication facts: drag and drop the right answer on the problem, choose a right answer among 4 possibilities, or build the answer from six given digits.

Math Trainer – Multiplication

Multiplication table training online that responds to your answers and will train your weaknesses.

Family Friday

Last Friday, we all enjoyed a celebration of the Lunar New Year today!

Chloe and Lauren shared a very informative presentation on traditional Chinese foods and the Zodiac. It was wonderful to see the girls confidently share their family traditions in front of the class!

Special thanks to May and Lily, who organized the entire event! We all enjoyed learning how to make an origami pig bookmark to honor the year of the pig. The children even got to make a lucky coin necklace, followed by special foods and fortune cookies. The dragon dance was an unexpected treat!

Here are some beautiful photos of our class community. Enjoy!