Looking for a fun teaching idea for multiplying numbers? Well look no further as Multiplication of Whole Numbers Puzzles, for CCSS 3.OA.1, will serve as an exciting lesson for 3rd grade elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource for a guided math center rotation, review game exercise, small group work and for an intervention or remediation. It can be also used as an assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this as a homework assignment, kids will also love working on these at home to improve their skills.
This puzzle set includes 22 jigsaw puzzles, answer key, and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a tub or bin for students to use throughout the year when they finish early. It covers the multiplication strategy of creating equal groups of objects to represent the multiplication problem. By solving the multiplication expression and finding the matching picture model, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your 3rd graders will love to practice using the method of multiplication by grouping to learn multiplication facts on their journey to fluency!
I hope you download and enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative activity with your students!
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Relevant Grade 3 Common Core Standard 3.OA.A.1
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each.
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