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Multiplication Games with Multiple Representations

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

My second-grade friends were playing Circles and Stars in math workshop this week, and it got my mind thinking about the different ways multiplication can be represented. I created this little freebie, based on Circles and Stars, with different representations for multiplication–equal groups, the area model, and number lines.

     

        

Click here to download your free copy!

 

14 Comments

  1. Beth

    I love it…thanks so much for this. I have been following your blog for awhile now and I appreciate everything that you share.
    Beth
    Thinking of Teachingc

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    • Donna Boucher

      Aw, thanks, Beth! Enjoy the games!

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    • Mrs. Vargas

      Donna, this blog has so many great ideas. Thanks for always sharing!

      Reply
  2. Whitefish Valley School Team

    I love your ideas. I am an avid fan and reader of your blog. Thanks so much for these…am going to try them tomorrow.

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks so much! I hope the kiddos love the games. 🙂

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  3. Mrs. Labrum

    Thanks so much again! I had pinned this page during the summer and am using your pages today. We are doing Multiplication Mondays. Hope it will help the meaning of multiplication sink in. I am sure these ideas will help so much!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Oh, that sounds like fun! I have no doubt it will help them understand multiplication better. 🙂

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  4. Mary

    Thanks for sharing! These certainly will help my special ed students “see” multiplication facts better!

    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure! And you’re absolutely right about your kiddos. Plus they’ll have fun with the activities. 🙂

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  5. Linda P

    Thank you for your ideas – both shared and purchasable. As a middle school math teacher new to 2nd grade – I really appreciate your approach!!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Wow, Linda, what a transition for you! When you’ve taught in older grades (I taught 5th for many years), I think you really appreciate activities that build a strong foundation.

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  6. Brian Hopkins

    Donna,

    Thanks so much for these great activities to show different ways to help multiply. I’m starting to tutor a 4th grade tomorrow (every Tuesday and Thursday) for an hour and his mom wants me to focus on basic multiplication. I will be bringing this with me tomorrow. I think it’s a good way to start it and I think he will enjoy it!

    Brian

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    • Donna Boucher

      Awesome, Brian! Glad the timing worked out so well for you. Be sure to check out Missing Factors Bunny Bump,too. 🙂

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  7. thebrummetts

    Thank you for posting on Facebook! I’m going to be working with my resource and intervention students on multiplication this year, so this is perfect! They will be able to see various representations of the facts, and understand what the facts are actually meaning. Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Erin

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