We were starting to talk about timestables recently. I asked the children in my class to find something/s in the room that explained what multiplication is. They were so creative, here are some of their responses:
A timestable chart Groups of with pencils
I loved how this child explained how it linked to counting by
This was fabulous! We went around the circle so each child could explain the link, we had no idea what this one meant until we reached her. Can you figure it out?
Another fabulous one.
I was soooo happy with where the discussion lead. When teaching timestables, I am really trying to concentrate on making sure children have the understanding of what multiplication means rather than just memorising all the answers.
We put multiplication flash cards into a container. Children drew out a card.
Then took them back to their table to draw the array. We did this activity for about 10 minutes, then we compared our favourites!
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