This Common Core aligned lesson is fun and engaging and will have your students begging for more!
The idea for it came from Esme Codell's book "Educating Esme: a diary of a teacher's first year". In this book she created a dance to help her 5th graders learn multi-step multiplication. I borrowed the idea and adapted it to fit my young students. I created the numbers/dance steps out of poster board and post-it notes. Then I laminated them for durability. My room is very small, so we had to move this activity out in the hall, so it had to be easily portable. I used masking tape to tape the numbers to the ground so they wouldn't slide all over the place. I also used masking tape to create the equation.
My kids loved this lesson and it really helped them solidify Touch Math.
*Clipart by Lettering Delights. Font by Cara Carrol.