Students have to learn their "times tables" and this is a fun way to add color and engagement to math centers! Independent work or partner work. It's fun if the students race, and it's a great assessment.
Students use crayons or markers to color the counting dots for a number. Example- If the 8's are blue, then students find all the 8 products/answers and color them blue.See example thumbnail pic.
The counting dots are a tool! If a student knows that 8x3 = 24, then start with 24 and count up using the counting dots for 8x4= "...25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32!" Then mark off the little 4 in the 8's, and go to 8x5.
ALMOST EVERY student can be successful and learn multiplication with their peers using this visual helper.
RTI, Special Education, ESL, counting, addition