Multiplication Hop

The Multiplication Hop Floor Mat increases multiplication and skip counting fluency. These colorful mats are a fun way to show the times table, including numbers all the way from 1×1 to 10×10!

Activities can be used on any of the sizes of the Multiplication Hop Mat (mini, regular, or large).

Grade 3 - Grade 7

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    1. Skip Counting Fun

      Have students stand next to the pattern of skip counting numbers, either by the row or the column. Have the students jump on each number while skip counting. It is...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4

    2. Perimeter

      Place a beanbag on a number in the middle of the mat. For example, 48. This is the area of the rectangle students will make. Use painter’s tape to make...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4

    3. Area

      Similar to perimeter activity above, have students find the area of various rectangles using the mat. Place a beanbag on a number in the middle of the mat. For example,...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4

    4. Task Cards

      Have the student jump on the factors and products as they say the answer to these story problems. May plays the piano for 4 hours every day. How many hours...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4

    5. Bean Bag Fun

      Have one student throw a bean bag on the floor mat. Two students walk from the top and side of the mat following the appropriate column/row to the number where...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

    6. Flashcard Fun

      Use multiplication flashcards through 10 x 10. Two students work together. One student pulls a card from the pile of flashcards. The second student locates the answer on the floor...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

    7. Factoring Task Cards

      1. Ella has 12 soccer balls, 16 basketballs, and 24 baseballs. She wants to have the same number in each box. What is the least number of boxes she will...READ MORE

      Grade 4

    8. Whiteboard Magic

      Divide your students into teams of four. Each team works together to solve the problems. Give each team a card as their goal. Card 1: Your goal is to have...READ MORE

      Grade 4, Grade 5

    9. Least Common Multiple

      What is the least common multiple of 6 and 8? Have two students step on the mat. One walks on the row of multiples of 6 and the other on...READ MORE

      Grade 4, Grade 5

    10. Factor Finding

      Put a bean bag on all of the 20s on the mat. Walk each row and column that end at a 20 to find all the factors of 20.

      Grade 4, Grade 5

    11. Square Number Hop

      Have students hop along the diagonal of the floor mat while they say the square numbers. Have students jump on one saying 1×1 equals one, then jump to four, saying...READ MORE

      Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

    12. Square Roots

      Use blue painter’s tape to make a box around the square (see example above). The square root is the number of boxes in the row or column. For example, what...READ MORE

      Grade 5, Grade 6

    13. Prime Factors

      Have your students put a bean bag on a product. For example, if the beanbag is on 40, then ask the students what the factors of 40 are. If they...READ MORE

      Grade 6, Grade 7

    14. Determining Equivalence

      Create ‘picture frames’ out of colored paper. You can fold a piece of paper in half and cut along the edges to make a rectangular cut out. You can also...READ MORE

      Grade 7