In my classroom, I use this project as an end of unit assessment, but it is flexible enough to be used as part of the unit lesson, review before a more traditional test, or a fun activity to keep novelty alive in your room.
Just print and go. There are two versions of this project included in this download. The first set of student pages and answer keys (pages 3-19) are for the pattern facts only as this covers the assessment I needed for a beginning multiplication unit in my own classroom. These include the x1, x2, x5, x9, and x10 facts for factors 1-10. However, in the second set of student pages and answer keys (pages 21-37) the facts for x3, x4, x6, x7. and x8 have been included so that you have a product that covers the variety multiplication facts within 100.
The project includes lots multiplication problems to be solved in 6 activities including determining their own pirate name, writing stories that represent multiplication sentences, adding multiple products to determine a total, and an culminating art activity worthy of the hallway.
For added fun, let your students wear pirate themed accessories, play the soundtrack to Pirates of the Caribbean while they work on the project pages, or decorate your room in a swashbuckling theme.
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