This is a "first exposure" to multiplication packet with 3 activities:
Rolling Along: A fun way to explore arrays, practice multiplication facts using dice, and a "puzzling problem" with a multiplication chart (3 versions for differentiation).
Skipping Our Way Into Multiplication: Activity sheets that are great to work with in small groups that help students actually see and count that multiplication is actually skip counting and repeated addition.
Tweeting About Fact Families: After teaching multiplication is repeated addition/skip counting and that division is its opposite, then students are ready to explore fact families with multiplication and division. This can be done in small group or as a center. Students match cards and record the families on the recording sheet.
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