Multiplication

Grade 3

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Math & Movement

Activity Instructions

Example: 3 x 6 = ___

(1) Place the numbers 0 to 20 on the hash marks, starting with 0 and ending with 20. Explain how 3 x 6 means “three groups of 6.”

(2) Starting at 0, a student counts by ones and jumps to 6. Have them place a beanbag (or any type of ‘marker’) next to the number 6 and say, “one group of 6.”

(3) The student jumps and counts the second group of 6, starting at the number 6 on the number line saying, “one, two, three, four, five, six.” Have them place the marker next to the number 12 and say, “two groups of 6.”

(4) The student then jumps and counts the third group of 6, starting at the number 12 on the number line saying, “one, two, three, four, five, six.” Have them place the marker next to the number 18 and say, “three groups of 6.”

(5) The student returns to zero and skip counts by 6 (from 0 to 6 to 12 to 18), saying, “six, twelve, eighteen…three groups of 6 equals 18.”


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