This set of 103 pages worth of cards ranging from 1x1 all the way to 12x12 are intended for students to use during small group instruction or during centers. There are a total of 12 sets of cards/ games. Each set of cards has a different color so that it is easy to separate them out. It is suggested to print and laminate possibly using cardstock.
There are many uses for this:
-These are a must have when learning why 5x4 (or any x fact) is equal to 20 (or any other answer).
-By purchasing Division Concrete Model Game, you can also teach your kids the same thing with division models.
-Also by purchasing this and the Division game mentioned above, you can model fact families for Multiplication and Division!
How To Use:
-Fantastic for small group instruction when first introducing multiplication to kiddos who are seeing it for the first time.
Intended to show students how multiplication can be shown in a picture, my students understanding has increased when it comes to introducing multiplication. Students simply match the multiplication sentence to the matching picture. For example: if student pulls a 5x4 card, they want to find the picture that shows 5 groups with 4 pictures in each and then determine what 5x4 is.
-While in small groups students learn about "loops and groups". Simply explained, if a student draws a card 4x12, the student will draw what that would look like by drawing for loops (circles) and putting 12 pictures or #12 or 12 tally marks in each group. Then students use repeated addition to add the items in the loops up to find the answer to 4x12. I would suggest teaching students this so they understand why 4x12=48 as with any other multiplication fact.