Learn through MEANING, not MEMORIZATION!! Help your students conquer their basic multiplication facts without a timer, stress, and countless skill & drill. This coloring book has students color code their facts based on strategy - so your children will exercise some great fine motor, engage in strategic math thinking, all while enjoying a little art therapy! Simple no prep math center, morning work, or homework activity. The other beauty in the pages is that each student MAY NOT color it exactly the same, and wonderful discussion can result about different approaches to take when problem solving.
Strategies to color code include:
* Doubles / Double Doubles / Double Double Doubles
* Tens / Half-Tens
* Doubles + a Set
* Tens - a Set
* Half Tens + a Set
* Half Tens + a Double
Each page is coded in two different ways, for easy and unrecognizable differentiation within the classroom depending on the current fluency level of each student.
Each page theme includes an info sheet complete with kid friendly links to introduce and/or learn more about the day each represents.
Pages for January include:
* Bath Safety Month
* Letter Writing Week (letter writing space on page to tie in some writing!)
* Martin Luther King Day
* National Hugging Day (page is made up of 6 'free hug coupons' to deliver after coloring!)
Also included are a handout describing each addition strategy with visuals and a blank January calendar template for students to customize as they wish, add fluency goals or dates for when to complete pages, etc.