I created this multiplication monster activity as a quick review for my 3rd grade students. The instructions are simple: students roll a dice twice to determine the multiplication number sentence that will help them create the parts of their monster. Then they'll roll the dice once to figure out their monster's body shape, and with that they'll be ready to create! My students kept track of their answers on the record sheet I created, and then they made their monsters on construction paper. You could easily adapt this activity to make it suitable for younger grades by changing the rules to work for addition or subtraction.
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