A whole-class game to reinforce your students’ understanding of the different representations of multiplication.
Use this teaching resource in the classroom as a fun, whole-class game when teaching the different representations of multiplication.
Print out the game cards on cardstock for added durability and cut them out. Provide each student with a card. The student with the sentence, ‘I am the starter,’ begins the game by standing up and reading their card. The student with the matching pictorial model on their card stands up and reads their card. The game continues until the last person reads out, ‘I am the end!’
The different multiplication representations used in this resource include:
- equal groups
- repeated addition
- multiplication number sentences.
An instruction sheet has been included with the download.
This activity works well as a math warm-up activity or when you have a few extra minutes of class remaining. It can also be used as a math center activity by having a pair of students match up the ends like dominoes.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.
Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.2 Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × ...
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