Multiplication: Multiplication for Beginners: an Array of Activities to introduce, build, and reinforce a conceptual understanding of multiplication! This huge packet contains 100+ pages of resources designed to build a foundation for multiplication with second and third grade students; enough for approx. 4 weeks of practice! The activities can also be used as an intervention for older students still struggling with the concept of multiplication.
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4-8 Common Core Standards & I Can Statements
9-15 Anchor Charts
16-44 Arrays Task Cards: 24 task cards with 2 levels of rigor. Includes station sign, recording sheet, and answer key options for versatility of use as a math center, SCOOT! game,write-the-room activity or matching game.
45-55 Build the Array Work Mats & Manipulatives: 2 small group/center activities with work mats, manipulatives, station sign, recording sheets, and answer keys for practice with building arrays.
56-71 Word Problem Task Cards: 22 task cards with 2 levels of rigor. Includes station sign, recording sheet, and answer key options for versatility of use as a math center, SCOOT! game, or write-the-room activity.
72-75 Interactive Notebook Template, Flip-Flap Foldable & Graphic Organizer for use with any multiplication problem or word problem. Perfect for problem of the day or math journals!
76-98 22 Printable Practice Sheets! Multiple opportunities, building in rigor, to practice and reinforce the concrete concept of multiplication. Great for homework!
99-108 Exit Slips & Data Tracking Sheet: Assess student mastery of multiplication concepts found in the packet with exit slips &data tracking sheet to monitor progress. Great for formative assessment!
The packet begins with concrete representations of multiplication (arrays, drawings of equal groups, repeated addition) before finally introducing and providing practice with multiplication equations (e.g. 4x3) to represent problems. The numbers used in this packet are sums & products of the factors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, with the largest problem covered being 6X6=36. The focus of the packet is to build a concrete foundation for multiplication before working with larger numbers or memorizing multiplication facts.
Addresses Common Core standards 2.OA.4, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.3