Friday, June 28, 2013

Ways To Show Multiplication! (and a chance for a giveaway!)

We have not posted in a while, but now we are back! (With a fancy new blog design thanks to Bird in Hand blog design!) We have been out of school for a week now, and the last few weeks of school were super busy! Now that I have had time to relax, I was able to finish a pack I have been working on for Ways to Show Multiplication. With the new common core standards, they really want kids to understand the concept behind multiplication and not just memorize the facts! We practiced this a lot this past year, and I wanted to create something for next year to help us practice. So here is my new product I created.. Ways To Show Multiplication Pack! It has tutorials, posters, practice pages, an assessment, some center games, and Multiplication Match Up Cards that can be used in many ways. I have it at a discount price for the month of July... check it out on TPT by clicking below. Also, I am going to give it away for free to one follower who leaves a comment on this post! Be sure to include your email address.  I will choose the winner on July 7! So leave a comment for a chance to win it! 

I also wanted to show some ideas that we did in class this year for hands on learning of ways to show multiplication. For arrays, we made our own arrays using Froot Loops cereal (kids love getting to play with food!) 

I also saw this idea on Pinterest somewhere to show multiplication with the hands! So we traced hands and added sparkly diamonds to them to show equal groups! These made for a nice display also! 

So now that you have read all the way down to here.. here is a link to a Ways to Show Multiplication graphic organizer that is a freebie of ours! Click HERE to go to it!   Don't forget to comment below with your email address if you want a chance to win the Ways To Show Multiplication Pack! Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Happy Summer Break! I am looooving the Multiplication Pack! I teach ESE students and am always looking for creative ways to help them internalize those difficult math concepts! My "Mathemagicians" will adore these fun ideas.

  2. Your blog heading is SO ADORABLE. I just love the colors! Your multiplication pack looks wonderful. I have been looking for some new ways to practice multiplication because I will be teaching 4th grade next year and I know that I will have some kids that really struggle with multiplication, which makes learning division so difficult. I am planning to use math centers this year where Math Facts is one of the centers, so this would be perfect for that! (

  3. I LOVE the different ideas you have for teaching your students multiplication! I'll be a first year teacher this upcoming year and have already been trying to think of ways to teach my third graders all of those multiplication standards in CC. I know the girls would especially love the jeweled hands activity! LOL

  4. Loving the Multiplication Pack! Always looking for more engaging activities for the children and for ways to help them remember their facts. Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing pack.
    Toni Nicholson

  5. I love the Multiplication pack and the Froot Loop arrays! I need to do some fun things like that with multiplication!

  6. This looks like a great pack!

    Ms. Smith

  7. This looks amazing!

  8. Thanks for all the comments everyone! Put the names in the hat and the winner is Toni Nicholson! Congrats! Check your email for your pack! Be sure to check back on our blog for chances to win more of our products!

  9. Great math ideas!!! I love the 2 fruit loops array: one all sorted by color and one with colors all which way and random. That's a great illustration of how kids think so differently but still can learn the same things =)

    Teacher at the Wheel