Bloom’s Taxonomy is a framework for categorizing levels of active learning.
Bloom’s Taxonomy: Top to Bottom
CREATE: Design, construct, produce, invent
EVALUATE: Check, hypothesize, experiment
ANALYZE: Compare, organize, deconstruct
APPLY: Implement, carry out, use
UNDERSTAND: Interpret, summarize, explain
REMEMBER: Retrieve, list, describe
Memorizing multiplication facts is at the bottom of Bloom’s. It is a rote learning activity AND it is foundational to all math learning, beginning in 3rd grade.
The capacity to quickly recall multiplication facts is crucial for our students to tackle more complex math problems.
In order to BLOOM, every child in 3rd-8th grade needs to know their multiplication facts like the back of their hand.
Practice Multiplication Facts at Home from 2 X 1= 2 up through 12 X 12 = 144.