Looking for a fun interactive teaching idea for multiplying numbers in equal groups? Well look no further as Multiplication of Whole Numbers Puzzles, for CCSS 3.OA.1, will serve as an exciting lesson plan for 3rd grade elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource for a guided math center rotation, review game exercise, small group work and for an intervention or remediation. It can also be used as a quiz, 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 22 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 is that 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 creating equal groups of objects to represent the multiplication problem. By solving the multiplication expression and finding the matching picture model, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your 3rd graders will love to practice using the method of multiplication by grouping to learn multiplication facts on their journey to fluency!
I hope you download and enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative activity with your students!
This product is included in the 3rd Grade Math Puzzles Bundle HERE
Relevant Grade 3 Common Core Standard 3.OA.A.1
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each.
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