Multiplication Teaching Unit Plus TPT Easel

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Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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165 pages
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Math text books drive me crazy. One page of each fact, followed by a few pages of mixed practice doesn't teach kids how to multiply. I decided it was time to make my own program based on scaffolding. This Pdf, and Digital unit starts slowly, with just a few problems on each page. Each step is designed for success. Pages are filled with pictures to color and appealing birds to hold attention and ease the stress that often comes with learning multiplication. Each new set of facts is presented with a "hook" to help students figure out, and memorize the facts. The goal is to convince each student that multiplication is really easy, and they can do it!


This unit is perfect to teach multiplication to students who are distance learning for part, or all of this year. The digital portion does not include the games.

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This unit is designed for second and third grade students as they learn multiplication facts, and for fourth grade students who still are having difficulty with the facts.

Facts covered: 0-9


This unit includes:

Teacher notes for :

1. setting the foundation,

2. Teaching the 0's, 1's, and 2's,

3. Teaching the 3s, 4s, and 5s,

4. Teaching the 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s

  • 14 posters

  • 40 worksheets with grading keys

  • Pre and post test with grading keys

  • Quizzes for each fact with grading keys

  • Flash cards

  • Three game boards

  • Three center activities with response sheets

  • Memory game for the difficult facts

  • Multiplication grid

  • joke page


Comments about this unit:

Such a fun way to teach/learn multiplication! I use this with all different grade levels and it really helps!

Awesome! Very thorough and well put together. I am using this with my second graders now in preparation for next year. We love it!

We have just started using this, and it is an excellent resource, I love the little posters that go with each number. Using the mirror idea for one is an wonderful idea, it helped so many of my students.


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About this Teacher Author

Jan Bernard

National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.


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Bird Brained Multiplication by Jan Bernard and Jim Corcoran is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

Total Pages
165 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.


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