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Looking for a fun interactive teaching idea for multiplication using area models? Well look no further as Area Model Multiplication Game Puzzles, for CCSS 4.NBT.5, will serve as an exciting lesson plan for 4th grade elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource to incorporate into your unit as a guided math center rotation, review game exercise, small group work, morning work, remediation, intervention or rti. It can also be used as a quiz, drill, test, or assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this as a homework assignment, kids will also love working on these at home to improve their skills.
This puzzle set includes 20 colorful jigsaw puzzles, answer key, and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a tub or bin for students to use throughout the year for enrichment when they finish early. Another idea, for a project, is students can glue the completed puzzles into a notebook or journal as a reference sheet. They can also be glued on a poster for displaying on a bulletin board or as a wall anchor chart.
It covers the multiplication strategy of using an area model to represent the multiplication problem. It includes 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication and up to 4 digit by 1 digit multiplication. By solving the multiplication expression and finding the matching picture model, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your 4th graders will love to practice using the method of an area model to learn multiplication fluency!
I hope you download and enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative activity with your students! So set those worksheets aside and give our puzzles a try!
This product is included in the 4th Grade Math Puzzles Bundle HERE
Relevant Grade 4 Common Core Standard 4.NBT.B.5
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Cross Reference: Texas TEKS 4.4D
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