At the beginning of each year I usually have the students demonstrate what they remember from the previous year. Multiplication facts are usually a problem area. So…in the past we spent time making multiplication study cards. This always brought about time spent checking each and every one to be sure that they had the correct answers. This year we will be making our cards, but this time they are pre-printed. We will glue these on to construction paper cards. One one side will be the card with the answers pre-printed and the other side will have the same table but they will need to write the answers themselves.
The students will be able to use these in the beginning to help with the basic facts as they continue to practice. This will lessen the opportunity for them to practice incorrectly.
I know some prefer to teach the facts 0-10 while others prefer 0-12. This unit will help with either preference. As I finished up this product it dawned on me how cool it would be to have bag tags to celebrate their accomplishment of mastery. So I have included the stars that can be used for this purpose. I will print these on card stock and then write the students name and the facts that he/she has mastered along with the date. I did not label on here as I will let my students choose the colors that they want for the different facts. I believe that ownership is the key to sustained learning!