We’ve been working on learning multiplication facts for several months now – and now we’ve added division facts to the mix. We’re getting better, but I still have several students who are struggling to learn and remember them. Several of my latest products have addressed these strugglers and I feel like I’ve blogged over and over and over (
and over and over and over and over!!!!!!) about the importance of committing multiplication facts to memory and improving fluency. That is a gap that has become one of my biggest goals for this year, and I won’t give up! But the fight is on.
I have one student in particular, an identified student who wants to learn the facts, but often becomes overwhelmed and then tears flow.
He’s a tender-hearted little guy who enjoys working on task cards – I’ll call him “Isaac”. He flips through them independently and likes to fill in the answer page. Isaac prefers them on a key ring, but also likes playing the typical task card games with his group during math workshop.
These last two sets of task cards were made with him in mind. These are called Word Problems! Beginner Level Multiplication and Division Facts.
As you will see in one of the pictures below, I’m busy tonight cutting out some of the cutest looking task cards ever! These cards are word problems using only basic multiplication and division facts. They give students practice reading the word problems and learning the format, and because they are basic facts, they help students feel successful! These cards are perfect for students who are just learning multiplication and division facts, or for strugglers, like my student, “Isaac”. He’s a dog lover – what student isn’t!?!?! And these are so cute! And did I mention how cute they are???
Once Isaac works his way through the set of Word Problems – Beginner Level Multiplication and Division Facts, he can start on these Comparing Numbers by Solving Expressions – In the Desert!
These Desert style task cards use the greater than >, less than<, and equal to = signs to compare numbers after the students solve some equations. These cards are great practice for adding and subtracting with regrouping as well as some multiplication. Hopefully my students love them!
I love mixing things up in my math workshop, and trying to keep new games and products. Each of these are for sale in my store, and they will be used in my classroom over the next several days.
That’s what’s new with me. . . . leave a comment below and let me know what’s new with you!
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