I have many students who still use lattice multiplication, yet have a really hard time with the organization of the grid, and how to add the numbers to get your final answer. I thought about how I could best serve my students who use lattice and help them with the adding on the diagonal. I designed this as a progression tool. A student will start with a 2-digit by 2-digit or a 3-digit by 1-digit multiplication problems and work thier way up to larger factors. As they show mastery they can move to the higher sets.
•6 graphic organizers (3x1, 2x2, 2x3, 3x3, 2x4,4x3 -Digit factors)
•2 sets of matching task cards for each graphic organizer. (12 questions - two sets each (color and printer friendly)
•2 matching answer sheets (color and printer friendly)
•2 teacher or student answer keys (color and printer friendly)
I used this in my own class and the students who were using it felt very confident after just one day! I actually printed two of the graphic organizers, and before laminating I filled out one with an example that is not on the cards so that the students could see how I did it. I then laminated the two graphic organizers back to back. I set up this station with a dry erase marker and eraser so that the student used the organizer for their work and then just wrote the answer on the answer sheet!
You could also have students use a dice to fill in the numbers rather than the task cards!
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Thanks for your interest!
70 pages, 3 are cover pages and a letter to you