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|How to use Prodigy to teach multiplication|
20 Printable multiplication worksheetsEach of our worksheets come with an answer key for your reference, and students can complete them with or without the help of a multiplication chart. Just choose the grade level and skill that’s right for your class and then click to download.Check out our multiplication worksheets below!
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5 Fun ways to use multiplication worksheets in the classroomSometimes assigning your students worksheets can feel stale, but there are plenty of fun ways you can use them to liven up your lessons!Here are some ways you can use multiplication worksheets in your class that are sure to keep students engaged.
1. Think-pair-shareThink-pair-share is a learning strategy designed to enhance students’ understanding of concepts and encourage collaboration with peers. It’s also a great way to conduct formative assessments. Students think about a concept individually, pair up to discuss their ideas, and then share their thoughts with the class. [caption id="attachment_4688" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image source: Giulia Forsythe on Flickr[/caption] Here’s how to use think-pair-share with your multiplication worksheets:
- Think — Give each student a multiplication worksheet and let them work individually to solve all the problems.
- Pair — Split your class into pairs and have them compare answers, solving any differences and discussing trouble spots.
- Share — Take up the questions as a class and encourage each pair to participate by offering at least one answer. You can also facilitate discussions about difficult questions or thought processes for solving each equation.
2. Learning stationsMake multiplication worksheets a math stop in your next learning station rotation.Learning stations are a popular blended learning technique -- usually incorporating technology, worksheets and hands-on activities -- so students can interact with different instructional models and learning environments. It also helps you fit more learning into your already busy workday.|Learning stations can take many forms. For example, if you want to focus on multiplication in your next rotation, try including the following:
- Multiplication worksheets
- Small group instruction
- Flashcards for multiplication fact fluency
- Digital learning tools like Prodigy
- Multiplication games like mystery picture or multiplication war
- Multiplication crafts like this one from Teachers Pay Teachers
3. Team battlesTurn your worksheets into a class battle to encourage friendly competition in your classroom. Split the class into pairs or teams and let them battle to complete the questions on their worksheets first. You can get creative when choosing the size of each team, time limits, how teams will show they’ve completed the worksheet, and prizes for the winners.
4. Scavenger huntTurn any worksheet into a treasure map by making a multiplication scavenger hunt!Give students a checklist of certain numbers or elements to look for in their worksheets. As they solve the worksheet, they can check off the items in their list until both the worksheet and the scavenger hunt is complete.For example, have students find a product with:
- 2 even numbers and 2 odd numbers
- Only one even number
- 3 in the hundreds place
- The sum of 5 and 7
5. Mystery numberThis activity is similar to a scavenger hunt, but instead of a list, students are only looking for one mystery number. Give students a mystery number to find somewhere in their multiplication worksheets and then have them write the equation that produced it. You can turn this task into a group competition as well, having teams battle to write the equation with the mystery number on the board first.Tip: To make the activity more challenging, give clues for the mystery number instead of giving the actual number.
How to use Prodigy to teach multiplicationTo supplement worksheets, use Prodigy in your multiplication lessons. Prodigy is an engaging game-based learning platform that targets curriculum-aligned math skills (including multiplication) for more than 50 million 1st-8th grade students around the globe. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BxSyuaoFDqM/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet[/embed] There are so many ways to teach multiplication with Prodigy. Use it as:
- An online multiplication game
- A math learning station
- Homework assignments
- Small group instruction
- A personalized learning tool with adaptive feedback
- Entry or exit tickets
- A classroom reward (that still involves learning!)
Final thoughts: multiplication worksheetsWorksheets are just one of many methods for getting your students to practice multiplication and other important concepts. They’re also great for conducting formative assessments or assigning homework. Print out these multiplication worksheets to plan a dynamic, engaging math class and give your students some powerful multiplication practice. Our worksheets will be a perfect addition to your multiplication lessons!
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