Help your students discover different ways to represent multiplication with this set of number talk cards.
What Are Number Talks?
Number talks are brief, daily math exercises aimed at encouraging students to have productive and engaging discussions about mathematical concepts. All you need to do is display the front of the card and ask the questions on the back. These conversations help students to develop more accurate, efficient, and flexible strategies for solving math problems.
Recognize Different Ways to Represent Multiplication
This set of cards is a great teaching resource for helping students represent multiplication facts in a variety of ways, such as:
- Repeated addition
- Equal-sized groups
- Equal jumps on a number line
- Strip diagrams
Some of the questions you will find inside of this teacher-created resource include:
- What facts are included in this fact family? How do each of these facts relate to one another?
- Write a word problem that represents this fact. Share it with a partner. How does your problem reflect the fact?
- What do these models have in common? How are they different?
Easily Download & Print Your Multiplication Task Cards
If you are ready to use this set of task cards in your classroom, head on over to the green download button! Here, you will find the quick-print PDF file, available in both color and black and white.
Print out the task cards front and back so that the prompts are displayed on the back of each card. The cards can also be put on a ring for added convenience. Consider printing the cards on cardstock and laminating them to ensure they will last for many years to come!
Additional Number Talk Cards for the Classroom
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