This set of puzzle cards includes 20 multiplication problems with corresponding number sentences that follow the distributive property. These cards were created with TEK 4.4D in mind.
4.4D (Supporting) Use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to multiply up to a four-digit number by a one-digit number and to multiply a two-digit number by a two-digit number. Strategies may include mental math, partial products, and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties.
These task cards can be used in a variety of ways:
Whole group instruction
Early finisher activity
Extension activity for gifted students
Guided math stations
Small group intervention
…the possibilities are endless!
These puzzle cards work best when they are printed on durable cardstock and laminated. I typically use these task cards as an early finisher activity or a station during guided math. See both answer documents for ideas for inspiration. The second answer document has a challenge option. Feel free to email if you would like other ideas or inspiration for use! That.Cool.Beans.Ed@gmail.com