Start your multiplication unit off right with this student and teacher-friendly package. Included in this resource are several aesthetically pleasing instructional guides that can be used as posters or anchor charts for easy reference. You will also find worksheets for students to practice each skill. These are great for use at math centers or for extra practice at home. Also included is a complete teacher's copy with answers for easy marking.
This package includes:
What is Multiplication? (Gives an illustrated definition and explanation of the concept)
When to Multiply (Shows the importance of having equal groups when multiplying)
Can We Multiply? (Students look at each picture and read the corresponding question, then decide whether we can multiply or whether we must add to solve the problem.)
Multiplication or Addition? (Shows students that you can always add, but need equal groups to multiply)
Multiplication or Addition? Practice (Students check one or both of the addition or multiplication sentences that apply to each picture)
From Addition to Multiplication (Demonstrates how a repetitive addition sentence can be written as a multiplication sentence)
Addition and Multiplication Sentences (Students look at the pictures and fill in the blanks to create their own addition and multiplication sentences)
Skip Counting (Shows how to count by 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s using pictures)
Skip Counting Practice (Students count pictures in equal groups and write the total amount under each group)
From Skip Counting to Multiplication (Demonstrates how skip counting can be used to create multiplication sentences using pictures)
Writing a Multiplication Sentence (Demonstrates the 3 steps used to write a multiplication sentence)
Picture Multiplication (Students practice writing their own multiplication sentences for pictures by following the 3 steps)
Draw to Solve (Students draw their own pictures using the information provided to solve each multiplication sentence)
Multiplication Sentences (Students write their own multiplication sentences using only the pictures and the question provided - example: How many eggs?)
What's the Trick? (Students draw pictures to solve each set of multiplication sentences. The goal is for students to understand that switching the order of the numbers when multiplying does not change the product)
Show What You Know (Students write three different multiplication sentences for different parts of the same picture)
Word Problems (Students read a word problem and use pictures, numbers and words to find the answer.
Congratulations! You Can Multiply (A certificate that reminds students of the key concepts and encourages them to apply their new skills at home)
I hope you find this resource both useful and enjoyable.