I just finished a new product for my Teachers Pay Teachers store, and I couldn't wait to share it with you! I have been teaching my littles multiplication to get them ready for 3rd grade. I have been going over skip counting and different ways to remember the multiples of each number, and this idea came to me. I made up pages with number outlines on them. Inside the numbers, are the first 10 multiples, in order. The idea is that the kids can trace over the shape of the number while reciting the multiples. I think this will help them memorize the multiples. Simple memorization of the facts is, in my opinion, the best way to multiply. That's the way I learned it, and it's so much faster than drawing arrays and all those new-fangled methods people keep coming up with. Since I just finished the product, I haven't even had a chance to laminate my own set yet. When I do, I'll add pictures to show it in use!
I put 3 different sizes in the product. Full page, half page, and quarter page versions. They can be placed in centers, made into posters and hung up, used in lessons, or sent home for extra practice.
Here are some pictures, hope you like it!
Click HERE to download your own copy!