This resource includes a set of task cards to practice the area model using base ten blocks. They focus on a conceptual understanding of multiplication and give students the opportunity to incorporate concrete understanding. This package is for basic multiplication facts only and serves as a good introduction to the area model before introducing multi-digit multiplication.
Provide base ten blocks so students can work in a hands-on way as they complete the task for each task card.
Ideas for Use
Some ideas for use include:
•Use as an independent center activity.
•Use for assessment in a one-on-one setting.
•Use in Guided Math groups and discuss the answers as a group.
This resource included 24 half-page task cards for use with base ten blocks.
What Teachers Are Saying
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I used this resource to teach the area model method to small groups of students. It was very helpful to have the questions with visuals. The questions encourage students to think about the area model from different perspectives which I appreciate." R. B.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This resource is absolutely fantastic! It drastically improved my students' understanding of place value in multiplication. Highly recommended!" Cara M.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Great resource for concrete learning. Great to use with my small groups." Elizabeth N. L.