This covers 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.3
Math + drawing = fun!!
These beginning multiplication and division sheets are always one of my student’s favorite math activities! Students draw pictures and use different strategies to solve silly math problems - including tigers eating tacos, mermaids and starfish and pandas with hula hoops.
These pages use arrays, equal shares drawings, repeated addition or repeated subtraction as well as the related multiplication or division equation to show their thinking.
These can be used several different ways:
I use the color copy with my projector – students have a matching sheet they can follow along with.
If you start your unit with this it might take a few days to introduce the strategies – add each strategy as you teach it to the student copy of pirates ( multiplication) or crabs (division).
If you are using this after you have already have introduced the ideas of multiplication and division, you can quickly fill in the first page together.
Once they know the strategies use the practice pages as independent work or in math centers. Give them a choice of pages to complete so they can choose their favorite situations.
I have had great success with these pages with my LEP students!
There is a homework page included for multiplication and division.
The quizzes are “build your own problem” pages – but easy to check for you. Students choose the items in the problem but complete the same equation. Think of it as mad-libs for math!