I’m linking up with Jivey’s Workshop Wednesday to share what we’ve been doing lately in math workshop. Our focus this week has been on representing multiplication in various ways—repeated addition, arrays, groups, etc.
I introduced this concept by having the kiddos watch a couple videos at home along with doing some example problems (since I’ve been flipping my classroom in math). They used Kidspiration to help them visualize multiplication using groups.
Today the kids worked in groups to make posters that represented particular multiplication facts in various ways using Lita Lita’s adorable Halloween clipart. (Thanks to Amanda from The Teaching Thief for the poster idea.)
They also had a chance to complete a Spooky Array QR Code Scavenger Hunt, which is a new freebie in my TpT store. This one follows the same format as all of my other QR code scavenger hunts. Students find the "Start" phone and scan the QR code to reveal the first multiplication fact. They must then find the phone that displays the corresponding array. Each QR code leads them to the next phone until they complete the scavenger hunt.
Tomorrow and Friday we’ll be using my Ways to Show Multiplication Bump Game and Ways to Show Multiplication Task Cards and Sort.
I’m a firm believer in making math fun and interactive so students are excited to learn every day. That’s why I waste my life away creating QR code scavenger hunts and task cards. Haha!;)
I’d love to hear how you incorporate games and partner activities into your math workshop. Be sure to check out Jivey’s linky!