I use this booklet as the end of chapter assessment for one of the many multiplication studies in 3rd grade. Throughout the unit students have examined patterns on the the multiplication chart, practiced using it for multiplication, division, and finding a missing number in an equation.
Students use the how-to book to demonstrate the depth of their understanding of the multiplication chart.
I ask students to break down each skill into three steps and write an explanation using examples. They may color code the chart on each page to help illustrate their explanation.
To add some color and character, I print the pages so students can cut them apart and have glue them into a construction paper book. I have also formatted this document so that you could print pages 4-5 back to back to make a mini multiplication how-to booklet and use pages 6-7 for a mini division booklet.
Page 8 is copy of the multiplication grid and writing lines without the “step” and “explanation” prompts.
Pages 9-13 are the same content. The bumble bee graphics have just been replaced with turkey graphics (this unit happens to fall in November on my instructional calendar).
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3rd Grade Math Student Self-Assessment Tasks and Rubrics
Group Work Participation Quiz for Mathematical Mindsets Classrooms
Multiplication Card Games Mega Pack
Posters for Multiplication Fact Strategies
Find 4 in Forty: A Number Operations Game
Buried Treasure Multiplication Project
Craftivity-Monster Fact Families for Multiplication and Division