Easter Multiplication Math Activity

 Looking for a fun Easter multiplication math activity to have your students practice their timetables?

Then check out this freebie!


Easter time tables math multiplication activity


But first...

how do you teach your students their timetables?

Do they learn by rote or via visuals?

Conversation at the lunch table in the staff room the other day revolved around whether we should teach students the time-tables by the drill method, whereby they just need to know, for instance, that 3 x 8 = 24, or with the help of visuals indicating 3 rows or groups with 8 in each.


 math multiplication activity


We eventually all agreed that initially, students need to be taught their timetables with the help of visuals so as to make abstract content more concrete.

Once they get the picture of what the multiplication fact indicates, then they can move to learn the timetables by heart.

So, to better understand the reasoning behind a multiplication fact, you can show it:

As an array to represent a multiplication fact

For the fact, 2 x 7 = 14, students can visually identify that there are two rows of Easter Bunny Ears and seven bunny ears in each row which makes a total of 14 Easter Bunny Ears.


math multiplication activity

 By placing objects in equal groups to represent a multiplication fact

Hence for the multiplication fact, 8 x 5 = 40, students can once again see that there are eight groups (Easter Baskets) and five Easter Eggs in each group for a total of 40 Easter Eggs.


Easter math multiplication activity

By relating multiplication to addition which further strengthens conceptual knowledge

In this example, students can once again prove that the digit 9 added four times gives the same product of 36.


Easter math multiplication activity

By finding the missing factor in a multiplication sentence

Easter time tables math multiplication activity

Or the square of a number in a multiplication sentence

Easter multiplication activity

And listing the multiples

 math multiplication Easter time tables activity


Eventually, when it comes to problem-solving, students will apply their understanding of multiplication to solve a given problem involving the timetables.


math multiplication Easter time tables activity


This especially helps to recall facts on the spot and no doubt speeds up their time spent solving problems.

With Easter around the corner, here’s a digital freebie to boost your students’ time-tables skills.

This resource is also included in a growing bundle that will eventually have all the major celebration-themed timetables to enhance your students' number sense skills.

There are quite a few already included.

A print version is also available.

Click here or on the image to access this fun digital freebie. 

math multiplication Easter time tables activity

 

More subtle learning activities with celebrations to come - stay updated with this mega bundle.  



Until next time...

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