Looking for a way to help your students make sense of multiplication and build their mental math skills? Helping students truly understand multiplication rather than simply memorize the facts can be transformative for your students’ math confidence and performance.
Math becomes easier when we can see it! These task cards include powerful visuals to help students visualize what multiplication really means. Multiplication becomes a lot less intimidating when students can see how facts like 4x6 and 8x6 are related. Better yet, it becomes FUN when students realize they can solve a big fact like 15x5 mentally simply by breaking it down into more manageable parts!
Although these task cards are excellent for those teaching multiplication to beginners, they can also be powerful for students in older grades who still struggle with multiplication facts. Often these students have gaps in their understanding and do not understand multiplication conceptually. These visual task cards can help fill that gap.
Looking for more activities to teach multiplication conceptually? Check out the matching worksheet set here, or see these other popular multiplication resources:
- The Multiplication Station (This is a game-changer!)
- Run a Pet Shelter Multiplication Project
- Design a Playground Multiplication Project
- Multiplication Escape Room
- Multiplication Logic Problems
I also have loads of information about teaching multiplication over on my website, www.ShelleyGrayTeaching.com. Enjoy!
This package includes twenty-four task cards using ten frames as visuals to help students make sense of multiplication and build their mental math capacity. Recording sheets are included to help students break each array into parts.
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