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Learners use these cards to match & sort visual representations of multiplication expressions with their visual equivalents
The purpose of these cards is to encourage math talk and conceptual understanding around the skill of multiplication
It is appropriate for any level of multiplication
Cards can easily be modified based on readiness
Present only certain cards
Ask for more than one connection. For example, could an image be seen as 6 groups of 8 and it could be seen as 6 groups of 9 if looked at differently.
Provide one representation and have a competition to find the most numeric equivalents
Whole group, small group, pairs
The purpose of this activity is NOT to get right answers; encourage math talk
Ask learners to explain their thinking
Encourage learners to talk to each other
Ask questions if learners share inaccuracies in their responses
Encourage multiple ways of seeing the pictures