2 Photos - Mar 18, 2011
Photo: This is my 3 Times Table
using my green colored pencil.
Yes, you are correct: I pointed and counted
and colored, "1,2,3...color the box green."
So I colored: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, and 30.
And I can show you now  that 5 x 3 is 15!
Just by counting the green boxes I colored...
And I can also see that the green boxes have a Pattern:
a Diagonal Line down to the left...
If I keep counting by 3 and coloring all the way to 100,
what will my Family of 3's look like on the page?Photo: This is my 4 Times Table
I colored it orange. 
This is a tricky Pattern to see:
the boxes go across and down and diagonally...
I think I need to keep coloring all the 4's down to 100.
Then I'll let you know what I see...
But even with just this Pattern, I can tell you that
44 will be orange!!!!
Going down from 4 to 24, you skip over 14.
So if you go down from 24, you skip over 34 and go to 44!!!!
and then down to 64 and then down to 84,
But NOT to 94.
So if you go down from 20 to 40, next is 60, then 80, then 100.
See my Colored Times Tables are Math Tools I can use
to predict numbers and prove numbers.
By coloring the Times Tables, I made my own Math Tools!
So this makes more fun at school. :-)