**Want students to know the single-digit multiplication facts through relationships? **

**✔ Use the power of Problem Strings. **Get three Problem Strings that leverage problem order to develop powerful strategies.

**✔** **Help students learn most missed facts. **Build multiplicative relationships using facts students already know.

**✔ Build multiplicative reasoning. **Help students embrace the idea that multiplication facts are figure-out-able!

**Want to help students identify friendly numbers while constructing strategy? **

**✔ Use a Problem String. **Give several problems and pause to discuss student thinking along the way.

**✔ Adapt to Students' Needs. **Choose numbers in the problems that start easy and progress in challenge.

**✔** **Identify Many F****riendly**** Numbers. **Vary the addends to help students see that many numbers are figure-out-able.