Friday, December 7, 2012

Loooove our current math unit

My class has been having a blast with our current math unit- multiplication.  I pinterested math word walls and charts and found some great things.   I also purchased Amy Lemon's Multiplication Situations and have used some projects from there. 

Here is a current picture of our Math Word Wall:

Notice the egg carton on the bottom-  one of my students brought it in and was so excited that he found a "real life array".   A lot of the charts on the word wall come from TPT.  The properties charts are freebies and the multiplication charts are from Amy Lemon's unit.  The rounding rollercoaster chart is FREE and from my store and can also be found in my 3rd grade, 1 page assessment pack for all Common Core standards

We have also been having a blast preparing for our MULTIPLICATION PARTY!  Everyday, we have been taking speed tests starting with 0s and 1s.  After mastering that, students moved to 2s, 5s and 10s.  Next, they moved to 3s, 4s and 6s.  Lastly, to move to the party, students mastered 7s, 8s and 9s.  This can be done through memorization, skip counting, groups (circles and stars), breaking apart arrays/friendly facts or drawing arrays.

Here is a picture of our multiplication chart:
Each student has their own "star" that moves with them as they master the next level of multiplication facts.  Blue is 0s and 1s, green is 2s, 5s, and 10s,  yellow is 3s, 4s and 6s  and red is 7s, 8s and 9s.  I have become inspired to create a new multiplication unit- coming soon. 
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  1. I love you math wall - so cute. I also love that a kiddo brought in the egg carton - that is genius and proof that you have rocked at teaching this! Don't you love that!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. Love the idea for your multiplication chart. I have one boy who goes into the 3/4 room for math and he is excited he started mult. I could make one for him that was smaller.Thanks

  3. I love the name of your blog and can't wait to delve deeper. I have already seen some great ideas. I am a third grade teacher, and I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. I hope you will check out my blog at There you will find more information about the nomination and me. Happy Blogging!