Mental Math Strategies is an engaging mini unit of games, activities and lessons that encourage students to THINK about multiplication and not just memorize the basic facts.
The games and activities have been organized to progress so that you do not have to do the work! The rules are simple and easy to follow and allow for differentiated instruction.
Game materials are also simple to organize and students love the hands-on approach to practicing strategies for multiplying "bigger numbers".
There are three different games, focusing on different skills that allow for students to SHARE their thinking and strategies with their partners or team members.
Children need fun and engaging experiences to explore the various concepts and games are a perfect way to give them the practice and opportunity to "organize their thinking".
Thank you to My Cute Graphics for the fun clip art for these activities created by Little Geniuses.
Have fun learning and playing!