To get back into the swing of things with basic multiplication facts, I have found this packet to be a great asset! It features a back to school theme.
Just start out with the 10 page slide show to demonstrate strategies students know for solving multiplication word problems. Then move from that whole group activity, to a partner activity where pairs of students will solve word problems mounted on the outside of an envelope. Finish up with independent work--two worksheets with answer keys are provided.
Here is a link to a similar product for Halloween
Multiplication Word Problems for Halloween
Here are a couple of other multiplication packets you might like to use in your classroom.
3 Multiplication Word Problem Booklets
50 Basic Multiplication Facts Mitten Center
Multiplication Word Problems for Thanksgiving
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