Multiplication is a fun concept to learn and it is especially fun when it involves a marshmallows and hot cocoa! These multiplication problems allow students to solve for the total number or marshmallows they would need when drinking hot chocolate with their friends! To make math even more fun, buy a couple bags of marshmallows for students to use while problem solving (Idea...Look for snowmen marshmallows).
These problems not only help to make multiplication a concrete concept, they can foster strategy development depending upon the numbers chosen for each problem. To help with differentiation and strategy development, I included copies of the problems page with the number areas blank so you can modify as needed.