By Down Under Teacher I like to use this activity when I am introducing multiplication and working with small groups and individuals who are having trouble with the concept (e.g. adding instead of finding the total number in all the groups). I then move it to a center/centre activity. You can use any dice you choose such as dice that only have the numbers 2-4 (I find 1 is tricky when they are first starting to learn about equal groups) to keep the number of frogs you need to print down, normal 6 sided dice or even 9 sided dice. Just print the number of lily pads and frogs that you need for whatever dice you choose. If you have little frog counters, you could use them instead of printing out the frogs. Created by Down Under Teacher. I can: 1. Roll the die and lay out that number of lily pads. 2. Roll the die again and add this number of frogs to EACH lily pad. 3. Count or skip count to find the total number of frogs you have laid out on the lily pads. 4. Record your groups and multiplication sentence on the answer sheet. Created by Down Under Teacher. Created by Down Under Teacher. Created by Down Under Teacher. “Frog-tastic” Groups First number rolled 1 2 3 4 5 ______ lily pads. ______ lily pads. ______ lily pads. ______ lily pads. ______ lily pads. Second number rolled “Groups of” ______ frogs on each lily _____ lily pads with pad. _____ frogs. ______ frogs on each lily _____ lily pads with pad. _____ frogs. ______ frogs on each lily _____ lily pads with pad. _____ frogs. ______ frogs on each lily _____ lily pads with pad. _____ frogs. ______ frogs on each lily _____ lily pads with pad. _____ frogs. Created by Down Under Teacher. Multiplication Sentence ___ x___ = ____ ___ x___ = ____ ___ x___ = ____ ___ x___ = ____ ___ x___ = ____ “Frog-tastic” Groups First number rolled Second number rolled “Groups of” Multiplication Sentence 1 ________ groups. ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____ . ___ x___ = ____ 2 ________ groups. ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____ . ___ x___ = ____ 3 ________ groups. ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____ . ___ x___ = ____ 4 ________ groups. ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____ . ___ x___ = ____ 5 ________ groups. ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____ . ___ x___ = ____ 6 ________ groups. ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____ . ___ x___ = ____ 7 ________ groups. ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____ . ___ x___ = ____ Created by Down Under Teacher. I can: 1. 2. 3. 4. Choose a card. Use counters to make the groups. Draw what my groups look like. Count or skip count to find the total and record it on the answer sheet. Created by Down Under Teacher. 1. 2. 2 groups of 4 4 groups of 5 3. 4. 1 group of 6 3 groups of 1 Created by Down Under Teacher. 5. 7. 2 groups of 3 4 groups of 5 6. 8. 5 groups of 1 3 groups of 2 Created by Down Under Teacher. 1. 2. 2 groups of 4 4 groups of 5 3. 4. 1 group of 6 3 groups of 1 Created by Down Under Teacher. 5. 7. 2 groups of 3 4 groups of 5 6. 8. 5 groups of 1 3 groups of 2 Created by Down Under Teacher. Making Equal Groups Record the groups you made below. Make sure it is easy to see your groups by circling them. Write how many counters there are altogether. 1. 2 groups of 4 2. ________ altogether 3. 4 groups of 5 1 group of 6 ________ altogether 4. ________ altogether Created by Down Under Teacher. 3 groups of 1 ________ altogether Making Equal Groups Record the groups you made below. Make sure it is easy to see your groups by circling them. Write how many counters there are altogether. 5. 2 groups of 3 6. ________ altogether 7. 4 groups of 5 5 groups of 1 ________ altogether 8. ________ altogether Created by Down Under Teacher. 3 groups of 2 ________ altogether Complete this activity with a partner. I can: 1. 2. 3. 4. Spin each spinner. Record the spin on the answer sheet. My partner makes the array with counters. Swap roles with my partner. You’ll need to show students how to use a pencil and paperclip as the spinner. Alternatively, attached a plastic spinner which you can find at teacher supply stores. Created by Down Under Teacher. __________ 7 groups __________ 4 5 1 9 5 2 8 3 in each group 8 3 2 9 6 Created by Down Under Teacher. 7 6 1 4 Spin a Group Groups Spun Picture ________ groups. 1 ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____. ________ groups. 2 ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____. ________ groups. 3 ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____. ________ groups. 4 ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____. ________ groups. 5 ________ in each group. _____ groups of _____. Created by Down Under Teacher. Multiplication Sentence Repeated Addition Complete this activity with a partner. I can: 1. 2. 3. 4. Spin each spinner. Record the spin on the answer sheet. My partner makes the array with counters. Swap roles with my partner. Created by Down Under Teacher. __________ 7 rows __________ 4 5 1 9 5 2 8 3 in each row 8 3 2 9 6 Created by Down Under Teacher. 7 6 1 4 Spin an Array Array Spun Picture ________ rows. 1 ________ in each row. _____ rows of _____. ________ rows. 2 ________ in each row. _____ rows of _____. ________ rows. 3 ________ in each row. _____ rows of _____. ________ rows. 4 ________ in each row. _____ rows of _____. ________ rows. 5 ________ in each row. _____ rows of _____. Created by Down Under Teacher. Multiplication Sentence Repeated Addition I use these repeated addition cards for students to practice making groups and recording the multiplication sentence. I check whether students can record the correct multiplication sentence for each repeated addition. For example, for 3+3+3+3, some students will record 3x4=12 because they have seen ‘3’ four times. Therefore, I ask students to make the repeated addition with counters. So they have to lay out one group of 3, another group of 3 and so on. We then count the number of groups and how many is in each group to record on the recording sheet. **I’ve recorded the answer cards in case you want to make a match activity.** Created by Down Under Teacher. I can: 1. 2. 3. 4. Choose a card. Make each group using counters. Count or skip count the total. Record the multiplication sentence on the answer sheet. Created by Down Under Teacher. 1. 2. 3. 3+3+3+3 4. 6+6+6+6+6 5. 4+4 5+5+5+5+5 6. Created by Down Under Teacher. 2+2+2 7+7+7+7 4x3=12 5x6=30 2x4=8 3x2=6 5x5=25 4x7=28 Created by Down Under Teacher. 1. 2. 3. 3+3+3+3 4. 6+6+6+6+6 5. 4+4 5+5+5+5+5 6. Created by Down Under Teacher. 2+2+2 7+7+7+7 4x3=12 5x6=30 2x4=8 3x2=6 5x5=25 4x7=28 Created by Down Under Teacher. Record the multiplication sentence for each card. Record the multiplication sentence for each card. Record the multiplication sentence for each card. 1._________________________ 1._________________________ 1._________________________ 2._________________________ 2._________________________ 2._________________________ 3._________________________ 3._________________________ 3._________________________ 4._________________________ 4._________________________ 4._________________________ 5._________________________ 5._________________________ 5._________________________ 6. _________________________ 6. _________________________ 6. _________________________ Created by Down Under Teacher. I can: Created by Down Under Teacher. 10x0= 0 1. Lay the cards out in front of me. 2. Match the multiplication stem to the product. 3. Record the multiplication sentences on the recording sheet. 4. OR play a game of match with a partner by placing the cards face down. Created by Down Under Teacher. 10x3= 10x2= 20 30 10x1= 10 Created by Down Under Teacher. 10x6= 10x5= 50 60 10x4= 40 Created by Down Under Teacher. 10x9= 10x8= 80 90 10x7= 70 Created by Down Under Teacher. 10x12= 10x11= 110 120 10x10= 100 Record the multiplication sentences for the matches you make. Record the multiplication sentences for the matches you make. Record the multiplication sentences for the matches you make. 1._________________________ 1._________________________ 1._________________________ 2._________________________ 2._________________________ 2._________________________ 3._________________________ 3._________________________ 3._________________________ 4._________________________ 4._________________________ 4._________________________ 5._________________________ 5._________________________ 5._________________________ 6. _________________________ 6. _________________________ 6. _________________________ 7._________________________ 7._________________________ 7._________________________ 8._________________________ 8._________________________ 8._________________________ 9._________________________ 9._________________________ 9._________________________ 10.________________________ 10.________________________ 10.________________________ 11.________________________ 11.________________________ 11.________________________ 12. ________________________ 12. ________________________ 12. ________________________ Created by Down Under Teacher. 2x1= 2 2x2= 4 2x3= 6 2x4= 8 2x5= 10 2x6= 12 2x7= 14 2x8= 16 2x9= 18 2x10= 20 2x11= 22 2x12= 24 1. Lay the cards out in front of me. 2. Match the multiplication stem to the product. 3. Record the multiplication sentences on the recording sheet. 4. OR play a game of match with a partner by placing the cards face down. 2x0= 0 Created by Down Under Teacher. I can: Record the multiplication sentences for the matches you make. Record the multiplication sentences for the matches you make. Record the multiplication sentences for the matches you make. 1._________________________ 1._________________________ 1._________________________ 2._________________________ 2._________________________ 2._________________________ 3._________________________ 3._________________________ 3._________________________ 4._________________________ 4._________________________ 4._________________________ 5._________________________ 5._________________________ 5._________________________ 6. _________________________ 6. _________________________ 6. _________________________ 7._________________________ 7._________________________ 7._________________________ 8._________________________ 8._________________________ 8._________________________ 9._________________________ 9._________________________ 9._________________________ 10.________________________ 10.________________________ 10.________________________ 11.________________________ 11.________________________ 11.________________________ 12. ________________________ 12. ________________________ 12. ________________________ Created by Down Under Teacher. 0 5x0= I can: 1. Lay the cards out in front of me. 2. Match the multiplication stem to the product. 3. Record the multiplication sentences on the recording sheet. 4. OR play a game of match with a partner by placing the cards face down. 5x1= 5x2= 5 10 5x3= 5x4= 15 20 5x5= 5x6= 25 30 5x7= 5x8= 35 40 5x9= 5x10= 45 50 5x11= 5x12= 55 60 Record the multiplication sentences for the matches you make. Record the multiplication sentences for the matches you make. Record the multiplication sentences for the matches you make. 1._________________________ 1._________________________ 1._________________________ 2._________________________ 2._________________________ 2._________________________ 3._________________________ 3._________________________ 3._________________________ 4._________________________ 4._________________________ 4._________________________ 5._________________________ 5._________________________ 5._________________________ 6. _________________________ 6. _________________________ 6. _________________________ 7._________________________ 7._________________________ 7._________________________ 8._________________________ 8._________________________ 8._________________________ 9._________________________ 9._________________________ 9._________________________ 10.________________________ 10.________________________ 10.________________________ 11.________________________ 11.________________________ 11.________________________ 12. ________________________ 12. ________________________ 12. ________________________ Created by Down Under Teacher. http://www.etsy.com/shop/cocoamint http://www.etsy.com/people/JWIllustrations http://www.scrappindoodles.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/InkAndWhimsy2 Thank you so much for downloading one of my products. 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