## Friday, May 11, 2012

### Multiplication Games with Multiple Representations

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.  Short post tonight, because I'm under the weather, but I wanted to share this little freebie with you.  Click on any of the printables to download your free copy!

Interested in more multiple representations?  Check out my Fact Family Workstations unit.

1. 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

1. Aw, thanks, Beth! Enjoy the games!

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

2. 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.

1. Thanks so much! I hope the kiddos love the games. :)

3. 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!

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

4. Thanks for sharing! These certainly will help my special ed students "see" multiplication facts better!

Mary
Teaching Special Kids

1. My pleasure! And you're absolutely right about your kiddos. Plus they'll have fun with the activities. :)

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

1. 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.

6. 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

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

7. 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