This easy-to-assemble math center includes 10 pots for gold labeled with a product. Students will work to find which two coins (labeled with factors) could be paired together to make that product.
As a result, students are developing a firm understanding of the commutative property of multiplication as well as witnessing the connection between multiplication and division.
I set up this center by printing the product in color and on card stock paper. I cut out all of the pieces and laminated the set. The title page, I glued onto a folder before laminating to use for organized storage. I then put velcro circles on the coins and two circles on each pot for students to easily attach the factors that they wish.
As an extension, students could flip the pot of gold over and write the fact family of four number sentences using multiplication and division to practice and develop their fact fluency.
The product is organized for the correct coin products to be found on the same page and along side of the pot of gold in which they belong, which can become an easy answer key tool.