These handouts were created in order for students to practice representing multiplication through 'strip diagrams'. I've found that this approach has helped my students have a better conceptual understanding of multiplication.
These have helped my students take a step back to really understand what it means to 'multiply' as they are forced to not only solve the problem but also 'set up' the multiplication problems!
I've used these handouts in small groups, as partner work, as independent work, and as homework.
- 2 independent handouts
- 2 homework handouts
- Teacher answer keys
You can use the game (in the link below) to allow students to practice before letting them practice on their own!