Multiplication facts are so important. When students do not know their multiplication facts, it makes many skills more difficult as they progress to higher grade levels (long division, area, etc.) I believe in teaching STRATEGY when it comes to multiplication. Strategies are like “tools” that students can use to solve an equation. When he sees an equation, he grabs the proper “tool” from his “toolbox” to ensure that he can solve the equation effectively and efficiently.
Make learning multiplication strategies more fun this holiday season with this set of Christmas Elves Multiplication Task Cards. Cards include strategies such as number bonds, tape diagrams (number strips), arrays, word problems, and distributive property of multiplication.There are two sets of cards (24 cards per set)- one in full color and the other in black and white for printing versatility.
It's imporant that students aren't just memorizing their multiplication facts, but are also learning important multiplication strategies such as arrays, repeated addition, equal grouping, and skip counting. So why not make it engaging with these ideas and activities that you can download for FREE!