## Mental Math Strategies- Multiplication

Using Mental Math strategies means solving a math problem mentally using a conceptual understanding of the numbers. Teaching Mental math Strategies to students is very important as it develops their flexible thinking and boosts their confidence in math. Being able to use the multiplication properties to apply mental math strategies …

## Earth Day Math Games-Recycle Spin

Earth day is near and it is time for some Earth Day math games. The game below is called Recycle spin and it’s a four in a row game. The game comes in a print and google slides version. Also heck out “Plant a tree”a gama to practice 1/2 digit …

## Multiplication Mission – arrays, properties, multiples, factors, division

Multiplication facts fluency is very important as it is the base for many concepts like multi-digit multiplication, equivalent fractions, division, and, much more. Multiplication facts practice deserves time and effort. Rushing into drills that promote meaningless memorization with endless repetition will not help in the long run. Allow students to …

## “TASKS” game – Multiplication, division facts

After creating and sharing TASKS place value and addition/subtraction version with my youngest son, teachers and parents have told us that students are very excited to play this game. I guess its “among us” theme is one of the main reasons. It is a fun game and a lot of …

## Holidays Scavenger Hunt-Game Challenge Multiples, prime numbers, square numbers

This game is similar to the previously shared Holidays Scavenger Hunt-Game Multiplication facts, however, is a bit more challenging as the game board is the 100 chart and not the multiplication table. This game uses a spinner instead of dice and encourages the players to practice the multiples of the …

## Halloween Activities -Multiplication Properties, arrays, facts

Arrays are a great way to introduce multiplication in grade 1, 2 and 3. Playing with arrays will help students model multiplication as repeated addition and understand the properties of multiplication. It is very important that we help students visualize and understand multiplication early on so that we build a …

## Halloween Games – Multiplication/Division facts

Playing games on the multiplication table or the 100 chart is a great way to practice multiplication and division facts and more without the stress of memorization. It helps students find patterns and relations and learn how to use known facts as stepping stones. Even though we have shared a …

## Missing Numbers and Twisted Multiplication Tables activity cards (+google slides)

Many interesting and fun activities can be done on the multiplication table for the students to discover patterns, find relations and make connections. This will help them gain fluency and automaticity with the multiplication and division facts. Filling in the missing numbers on the multiplication table is one of my …

## Multiplication Facts Activities

As we all know multiplication facts fluency is very important as it is the base for many concepts like multi-digit multiplication, equivalent fractions, division, and, much more. Therefore, multiplication facts practice deserves time and effort. Rushing into drills that promote meaningless memorization with endless repetition will not help in the …

## Multihive – Practice Multiples

Grades 3 and up. 1-4 Players Multihive can be played as a single-player or a multiplayer game and it encourages students to practice multiplication facts by finding the multiples of the numbers 2-10. The players practice multiples and factors, improve their mental math, and gain automaticity with the multiplication facts. …