This package contains:
--- Workbook (37 pages - all levels of difficulty)
--- Answer Book (32 pages)
--- 24 Mini Task Cards with Student Answer Sheet and answers
--- 4 GAMES - Donkey, Monkey Multiples, Master of Multiples and The Grid Game
The workbook has 3 components:
--- concept development (for new learners)
--- consolidation (fun activities to practise the table)
--- fluency (for speed)
See the CONTENTS page in PREVIEW for more details of these components.
You can use the WORKBOOK as a print-and-go if you are introducing the 4x table to your whole class. Just reduce (2 to a page) and copy back to back for economy.
If you want to increase independence, use the ANSWER BOOK as a self-check. This will work with your more able students who can then work at their own pace. They can then go on to a Maths Centre with the GAMES and the MINI TASK CARDS. There is a Student Answer Sheet included so they can record their own answers to the 24 Task Cards as they work through them.
Alternatively, copy the worksheets individually and use as needed. The Riddles and Mystery Picture would be perfect for this application.
You can differentiate by grouping your students according to their skill level (concept development, consolidation or fluency).
I use the workbook for intervention and I find using a timer adds an extra element of motivation. Kids love to see if they can beat their best time. The DONKEY game is the fun activity to wind down at the end of this kind of session. You can copy two sets of the DONKEY card games (but only include one DONKEY card) for more than 4 players.
I use lots of games as they provide the fun and level of practice that my kids need. If you have larger groups, or even a whole class, my BINGO 4x would be worth thinking about. I have made 10 boards and you can group your class - 2 or 3 kids to a board.
Games provide the motivation and fun to develop a positive attitude to maths, and tables in particular.