Are you looking for a way to build your students’ flexibility with multiplying and dividing? Do your kids need practice with multiplying and dividing with multiples of 10? Then this set of task cards and printables are the perfect resource for differentiated computation practice in your math class! The 32 task cards, 4 journal inserts, and 4 assessment activities are everything you need for building your students’ mental computation in a fun and focused way.
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics addressed:
Number and Operations in Base Ten
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
• Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10–90 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations. (3.NBT.3)
• Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. (4.NBT.5)
• Find whole-number quotients, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. (4.NBT.6, 5.NBT.6)
This set includes:
• 4 graphic reference sheets (color and grayscale)
• 32 task cards
• three answer sheets (x, ÷, and x/÷) with keys
• 4 assessment activities with keys
These cards are designed to help students identify relationships among sets of numbers. They are a follow-up to Set A of my Snow Bonds
task cards & printables. This set focuses on the multiplication and division relationships involving single-digit numbers and multiples of 10. They are the perfect resource for a range of needs in the intermediate math class!
Each card presents the students with a set of four numbers. Three of the numbers can be related through multiplication and division. The products/dividends are primarily three-digit multiples of 10, while the factors/divisors & quotients are a combination of single-digit numbers and two-digit multiples of 10.
There are three different answer sheets that you can use with your children, allowing for easy differentiation within your math class. The first answer sheet asks the students to write multiplication equations, the second answer sheet requires students to write division equations, and the final answer sheet has students identify all four equations, two multiplication and two division.
Choose the answer sheet that best matches your students’ needs. You may choose to have all your students examine the cards just for multiplication relationships. Alternately, you may have some students work on multiplication while others work division. You can also choose to have all your students examine the numbers on the cards for both multiplication & division relationships. Perhaps you can use the cards at one point in the year for one operation and later in the year, use them again for the other operation. Make the cards suit your purpose!
The printables consist of four graphic reference sheets, each of which are half-page size, perfect for math notebooks, and four different one-page activity sheets. The first reference sheet focuses on multiplying with multiples of 10, the second focuses on dividing with multiples of 10, and the third and fourth sheets address patterns evident when computing with multiples of 10. The reference sheets show how sets of numbers can be related using given operations, as well as review vocabulary used when describing equations (e.g., factor, quotient). Before you have your students complete the cards, you can have them glue the reference sheet in their journals. Your students can use the journal inserts as a guide while they work on the cards, as well as when they complete other tasks that relate to number relationships and operations. Use any of the reference sheets that best meet the needs of your students.
The four provided activity sheets can be used to evaluate student understanding of number relationships. The worksheets were designed in pairs, with two covering multiplication and two covering division. The activity sheets in each pair are formatted similarly, and have similar types of questions, though the numbers on each are different. You can use these activity pages in a variety of ways. You could give one as a pre-test, then teach your lesson and allow students to practice with the task cards, and then give the second worksheet as an independent post-test. You could also have the students work on the task cards, then complete one of the worksheet as guided practice with yourself, a partner, or a small group, and then give the second worksheet as an independent assessment. The worksheets could also be given as homework, center assignments, or any other purpose that fits your teaching style or classroom routines.
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There are lots of ways in which you can implement the task cards. You can have the students work on them independently, working through the task cards on their own. The students can work on them in pairs or small groups, completing all the task cards in one session. You can use them in centers, having the students complete 6-8 task cards a day over the course of the week. You can even use them as a variation of “problem of the day”, giving each student 1 sheet of 4 cards to glue in their journals and solve, one sheet per day for eight days.
Looking for more practice with number relationships? Try these resources –
FREE It's All Relative – multiplication and division number relationships game
FREE Multiple Mania – mental multiplication fluency game
Bumblebee Paths, Frog Pond Frenzy - factors & multiples math games bundle
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I hope your students enjoy these resources and grow stronger in their understanding of number relationships! – Dennis McDonald