This pack contains several activities great for multiplication centers or class activities.
*Multiplication Tips and Tricks: Graphic organizer to discuss with beginning multiplication learners. multiply by 0- the answer is always zero; multiply by 1- the answer is always 1 unless you multiply by zero; multiply by 2- double the other number; multiply by 10- add a zero behind the other number; multiply by 11- if number is 9 or smaller-- replace both 1's in 11 with the other number (9 x 11 = 99); multiplication rhymes; 6 x 6 magic tricks, abracadabra it's 36!; Want to drive a 4 x 4 truck? Unless you're 16 you're out of luck!; I ate and ate and got sick on the floor, 8 x 8 is 64; 7 and 7 went for a drive they came back as 49;
*Multiplication Wheels (x 2, x 5, x 10, and x 1)-- start in the center and multiply outwards to answer each problem; then use the wheels to help solve the two story problems at the bottom
*4 In a Row Times Table Game-- Partner game; cut out and laminate the cards. Laminate the game board. Lay the cards face down. Each player has a different color of whiteboard marker. Player one draws two cards, multiplies them together and finds it on the grid; they then color that square with their color of marker. player 2 does the same. Players may not color over another players marker. First player to get four squares in a row (diagonally, side to side, or up and down) colored with their marker wins.
*Grid Multiplication Activity-- Use the multiplication grid to help you solve the problems below.
*Match 'Em Up Multiplication: Print out cards on both sides; Partner up students; have first player draw two cards; have second player draw two cards. Multiply their cards together-- whoever has the biggest product takes all four cards. play until all cards are gone
*Connect 4 Multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 Multiplication and Division Game- In this game, partners draw cards and answer problems involving multiplying by multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000. Example: 20 x 800 = 16,000. This is great practice for students to multiply the initial numbers as a basic multiplication fact and add the zeros to the end. The first partner to get four in a row wins.
*Multiplication Scoot Activity- This is a great multiplication activity, review game, or assessment tool. Cut apart the cards and place on card on each desk. Pass out scoot recording sheets to students. Have one student stand by each card. Give the students 10-20 seconds to answer the question on the card they are standing in front of. They should write the answer in the box on their answer sheet next to the corresponding number on the card. After 10-20 seconds, have students rotate one. Keep rotating until all students have completed all the cards. This activity keeps students moving and on task. It is really great for my students with some "focus" troubles. I like to use this activity as a pre-test and a post assessment to track growth. You can either check answers as a whole class or assess later as a test.