Building Powerful Multiplication

Online Workshop


Math teachers, are you . . .


✔ tired of your students always forgetting their multiplication facts?

✔ unsure how to support students who struggle to memorize?

✔ excited to learn powerful multiplication strategies and how to teach them?

✔ hoping to develop your own multiplicative reasoning?

Find out when registration opens!

Mastery ≠ Robotic

Mastery = Confidence

Ready to conquer multiplication facts?

We got you.

This workshop is everything you need. 7 modules, 7 weeks, a powerful transformation to make a REAL impact for your students.  $347

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"If you have even one student in your class that struggles with math, then take a Pam Harris workshop."

-Christopher Peterson, West High School, CA

From Participants of the Live Workshop

What will I learn from this workshop?
Why should I attend this workshop?

Emily spent her lunch break on a phone call because she was so excited to share what she was learning.


Will this help my students?

Ashika felt rejuvenated and believes everyone will have an amazing experience.


Is this workshop good for High School teachers?

Andrew learned new ways to expand his students' minds.


What if I'm skeptical?

Jamie is really looking forward to applying what she learned to her High School Geometry class.


What if I've taken a Pam Harris workshop before?

Once Justin "got out of [his] own way" he could see the simplicity and how much time reasoning saves.

Anne is a High School teacher who has come to several workshops and learned "so much more" from this one.

Why should I attend this workshop?

Shari was thrilled to see a K-12 perspective so she could better understand where her students were coming from.

A 7-week deep dive into Building Multiplicative Reasoning 

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    • the top 5 multiplication strategies and how to develop them
    • a BONUS middle school and a BONUS high school multiplication strategy
    • the most important multiplicative models, the order to use, and their purposes
    • how to develop multiplicative reasoning in all grade bands

Runs June 4, 2024 - September 23, 2024. That is 7 weeks of content  with 9 additional weeks access. All for $347!

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Have you ever felt frustrated that you have to teach content you were never taught to unprepared students? Do you wonder how it is that you work so hard and your students aren’t doing better?

If you’re a mathematics teacher, leader, or professional learning facilitator looking to energize your teaching, then you probably already know that your students come to you unprepared, have gaps, often not even knowing their multiplication facts.

This course will help you feel empowered, enlightened, and energized

By using the Development of Mathematical Reasoning to guide your decisions, you choose tasks that are open enough so that all your students have access and each are challenged.

Registration opens May 17, 2024










Workshop starts June 4, 2024


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What is in the Workshop?

Module 1: What is Mathematical Reasoning?


What Will I Learn?

  • What "Math is Figure-Out-Able" means, what is real math, and what it means to mathematize
  • How to help students think like young mathematicians
  • Why it is important to develop reasoning, not just get answers
  • How to use the instructional routine "I Have, You Need" to build important relationships in students' brains
  • Steps to take action in your classroom

Why Is This Important?

This is the why, the background, the setting that sets the stage for the rest of the workshop, so that you can implement lessons and strategies knowing how it all fits together.


Module 2: Building Models for Multiplicative Thinking


What Will I Learn?

  • What Multiplicative Thinking can look like
  • How to use a Rich Task to assess student understanding, build multiplicative reasoning, and develop a powerful model at the same time
  • Important place-value understandings of our complex base-10 place value system
  • How to use Ratio Tables and Open Arrays to model multiplication strategies
  • A Problem String to help students progress from a Closed Array to the Open Array model
  • Where and how algorithms fit into instruction and practice

Why Is This Important?

Students need to develop the major models for multiplication and division as visual representations of numerical and spatial relationships. Students also need to transition to use those models as tools for thinking. Teachers need to know the progression of models, which ones to use with each string and in what order, and how to model-represent student thinking.


Module 3: Building the Major, Important Multiplication Strategies

What Will I Learn?

  • Each of the five, major, important multiplication strategies
  • How to use Problem Strings to develop each of the major strategies
  • When and how to build the properties on which the strategies are based
  • How to represent student thinking on open arrays and ratio tables

Why Is This Important?

You can solve any problem, that's reasonable to solve without a calculator, by using one of the five, major, important strategies. It's not about a huge, undefinable set of strategies. Rather, it's about building relationships in students' heads so that these strategies become natural inclinations. Students look at the problem and let the numbers dictate the strategy based on the inherent relationships.


Module 4: Models and Strategies Working Together

What Will I Learn?

  • How to use a Problem Talk to evaluate multiplicative strategies
  • To choose the best strategy based on the numbers
  • Where and how the traditional algorithm fits in instruction and practice
  • To clarify the difference between strategies and models

Why Is This Important?

This module brings strategies and models together. You will solve one problem using all of the major strategies and models, comparing which works better and why. You will consider groups of numbers and decide which strategies work well for which groups. You will make a flow chart of which strategies and sequences of strategies to consider when.


Module 5: Top 3 Lesson Types for Student Success

What Will I Learn?

  • Rich Tasks to develop concepts 
  • Problem Strings to introduce and solidify strategies, models, and concepts 
  • Problem Talks to compare strategies 
  • How to sequence lessons to maximize learning 
  • Steps to implement to take action in your classroom

Why Is This Important?

This is the how-to-do-it module, allowing you to ensure success for all your students all of the time.


Module 6: Expert Teacher Moves that Help You Help Your Students

What Will I Learn?

  • High leverage teacher moves to encourage student sense making 
  • Teacher moves that support equity and access 
  • Teacher moves to differentiate — to support and challenge all learners 
  • How to support meaningful discourse to facilitate learning
  • Steps to implement to take action in your classroom

Why Is This Important?

In this module, you’ll learn the high level teacher moves that make the learning happen like a pro.


Module 7: (Optional) Single-digit facts and Higher Math

What Will I Learn?

Single-digit facts:

  • Specific tasks and games to help students automatize the single-digit facts
  • How to create personal flash cards sets with specific clues for students
  • Important early models and strategies
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Higher math extensions:

  • BONUS Middle school multiplication strategy that helps students do all of the fraction work
  • BONUS High school multiplication strategy
  • How multiplicative reasoning links to and supports Polynomial multiplication

Why Is This Important?

No matter what grade you teach, this module has something for you. Single-digit fact mastery is probably one of the biggest, misunderstood and damaging things that is happening right now in math classes around the world. We need to get this right and this module delivers.

Also, when teachers of higher math learn all about multiplicative reasoning, it impacts what they teach. Learn some higher math multiplication strategies and polynomial multiplication done right.


Live Q&A With Pam

During the workshop you will have the opportunity to submit questions to Pam for her to answer during a live Q&A. This Q&A will be recorded and you will have access to it.

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I’m Pam Harris and I empower teachers to be the teacher they want to be.


I have been working with educators for over 20 years as a classroom teacher, university instructor, and teacher trainer as well as writing books and creating resources for teachers.

As a beginner teacher, I worked hard to make lessons understandable and interesting but I didn’t realize how much I relied on rote memorization and repeating procedures until I immersed myself in math research. This fundamentally changed the way I do and teach mathematics so that teachers and students reason mathematically, not mimic like robots.

Get on the Waitlist so you don't miss out

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If you have heard enough and you are ready to build your multiplicative reasoning, then click below and we'll keep you updated on when registration opens!

The workshop costs $347, which is less than the registration cost for many large conferences and also way more convenient.


Yes, email me when registration opens!

How Does The Workshop Compare?

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My Guarantees

If you complete my workshop and do not learn anything that you can use in your classroom, email me at [email protected] within 10 business days of the workshop ending and I will give you a full refund.

 You will feel very supported because there are live Q&A sessions to ask questions, bonus videos and materials, as well as optional activities.

 I estimate an average of 2 hours of work each week for this seven-week workshop. You will have access to the workshop content for 16 weeks.

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