Use sticks to have students practice skip counting.
Choose the stick that begins with one of your factors. Count forward by the other factor. They number you land on will be the product of the two factors.
DIVISION: Choose the stick that begins with you divisor. Count how many number you pass as you make your way to the dividend. That will be your quotient.
Example: 18 ÷ 6 = 3. Since 6 is the divisor, choose the 6 stick. The dividend, 18, it the 3rd number on the stick so 18 ÷ 6 = 3
EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS: Choose the sticks that start with your numerator and denominator, and stack the numerator stick on top of the denominator stick. All the numbers that line up down the length of the two sticks will be fractions that are equivalent to the first fraction.
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