Math text books drive me crazy. One page of each fact, followed by a few pages of mixed practice doesn't teach kids how to multiply. I decided it was time to make my own program based on scaffolding. This unit starts slowly, with just a few problems on each page. Each step is designed for success. Pages are filled with pictures to color and appealing birds to hold attention and ease the stress that often comes with learning multiplication. Each new set of facts is presented with a "hook" to help students figure out, and memorize the facts. The goal is to convince each student that multiplication is really easy, and they can do it!
This unit is designed for second and third grade students as they learn multiplication facts, and for fourth grade students who still are having difficulty with the facts.
Facts covered: 0-9
This unit includes:
Teacher notes for :
1. setting the foundation,
2. Teaching the 0's, 1's, and 2's,
3. Teaching the 3s, 4s, and 5s,
4. Teaching the 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s
40 worksheets with grading keys
Pre and post test with grading keys
Quizzes for each fact with grading keys
Three game boards
Three center activities with response sheets
Memory game for the difficult facts
Comments about this unit:
Such a fun way to teach/learn multiplication! I use this with all different grade levels and it really helps!
Awesome! Very thorough and well put together. I am using this with my second graders now in preparation for next year. We love it!
We have just started using this, and it is an excellent resource, I love the little posters that go with each number. Using the mirror idea for one is an wonderful idea, it helped so many of my students.
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About this Teacher Author
National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.
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Bird Brained Multiplication by Jan Bernard and Jim Corcoran is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License