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## Back-to-School Multiplication Strategies Activities

Whether you are new to digital classrooms, or have been using them for a while, these back-to-school multiplication strategies activities for in person or digital classrooms are just what you need to be prepared for the back-to-school season. Especially for those teachers that are required to do distance learning.

Though, don't worry if you are still in the classroom or homeschool and want a printable version, these task cards come in PDF form as well.

If you'd like to skip the article and just buy the  Multiplication Strategies Bundle, that's cool. It comes with the task cards seen below, plus a multiplication strategies flip book for reference.

The muliplication strategies task cards come in PDF, as well as digital versions to be used in Google Slides™

### Multiplication Strategies

What are the 5 strategies of multiplication? They are grouping or equal groups, which should be introduced first, followed by arrays, repeated addition, skip counting, and number lines.

### Equal Groups and Multiplication

First, for the equal groups task cards students will find the number of groups and the number of each group then solve a multiplication sentences with those factors.

There are 12 task cards to accommodate teachers that teach facts 1-10 or 1-12.

Again, the task cards come in printable PDF and digital versions to be used in Google Slides™.

### Using Arrays and Multiplication

Next, using arrays and multiplication task cards students will write or type the multiplication sentence for the array in the space given.

Also, there are 12 task cards to accommodate teachers that teach facts 1-10 or 1-12.

These task cards come in printable PDF and digital versions to be used in Google Slides™ as well.

Then, for repeated addition task cards, students will write or type a multiplication sentence that represents the addition sentence given.

Again, there are 12 task cards to accommodate teachers that teach facts 1-10 or 1-12.

The repeated addition task cards also come with a printable PDF and digital versions to be used in Google Slides™

### Skip Counting and Multiplication

For the skip counting task cards, students will finish the pattern by writing or typing the rest of the pattern for each factor.

### Number Lines and Multiplication

Number lines and multiplication is not ready for digital classrooms yet, but will be up soon. You can still purchase the PDF version of this resource. I am struggling with creating and understandable way for students to complete this activity in digital classrooms.

Stay tuned...

The multiplication facts task cards cover facts 1-10 or 1-12, depending on each school's curriculum. Each task card is separated into factors and students will write or type the answer to the multiplication sentences in two ways. This reinforces the commutative property of multiplication.

These task cards come in PDF and digital versions to be used in Google Slides™

### You may also like this free resource.

I hate it when I invest in something and later feel like what I purchased was not worth what I paid.

Alternately, I love it when I can provide teachers and homeschool parents with quality resources that they can utilize.

For that reason, I compiled a free resource containing ONE task card out of every task card in my MEGA bundle. That way, teachers can try the resource before they make an investment.

## Division as an Unknown Factor for 3rd Grade Math

When teaching students to understand division as an unknown factor, they must first understand the factors and product that correspond with the factors and quotient. For example,

for a student to be able to solve:

45 ÷ 9 = 5

they should first understand that:

9 × 5 = 45

With this in mind, are two ways that I like to teach division as an unknown factor; arrays and fact families.

## Using Arrays and Division as an Unknown Factor

Arrays are a multiplication and division strategy that help students visualize and develop a stronger sense of multiplication and division. Also, arrays are useful to help students represent their thinking with manipulatives like counters, cubes, etc...

## Fact Families and Division as an Unknown Factor

Next in line, fact families are a set of factors that make up a multiplication sentence, division sentence, or equation. Fact families are great for representing division as an unknown factor because students have to know the multiplication sentence, which then helps them solve the division sentence.

## 3rd Grade Math Centers and Rotations

Since math centers should cover things that our students already know, it is important to find resources that aren't too difficult. I like to ask the question, "pretend you are explaining how to solve this problem to a friend." Students have to use what they have learned and it usually ends up being more than they realized.

Get the printable + digital understanding division as an unknown factor task cards featured in this articles photographs by clicking on the photographs or the underlined text above.

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### You may also like this free resource.

I hate it when I invest in something and later feel like what I purchased was not worth what I paid.

Alternately, I love it when I can provide teachers and homeschool parents with quality resources that they can utilize.

For that reason, I compiled a free resource containing ONE task card out of every task card in my MEGA bundle. That way, teachers can try the resource before they make an investment.

## Join the Magical 12 Days of Christmas

If you are a 3rd-grade teacher you will definitely want to join the MAGICAL 12 days of Christmas giveaway. Starting December 3, 2020, I will be sending out ONE FREE resource every day for 12 DAYS!

Don't worry, if you are a 2nd-grade or 4th-grade teachers you may also benefit from the freebies!

### FREE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 3RD-GRADE MATH STYLE!

Starting December 3, 2020 you will receive one free math resource in your email-box for the next 12 days!

You don't want to miss this EPIC + MAGICAL chance to receive FREE RESOURCES for your classroom that you can utilize right away!

Join the now!

**You have to confirm your subscription! First, you will receive a confirmation email. Second, you will receive a Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. Third, on December 3, you will start receiving your free resources!

Giveaway ends December 14th, 2020. Don't worry if you missed this year, you can join my email list to participate for next year. Plus, I will send out freebies for many holidays throughout the year!

## Christmas Multiplication Color by Number Worksheets

Merry Christmas! If you aren't in the Christmas mood yet, these Christmas multiplication color by number worksheets are sure to do the job.

Plus, color by number worksheets are always a big hit with the kiddos. In fact, that is one of the most recorded feedback responses I get, "kids loved these" or "students love these".

Needless to say, Christmas cheer paired with student excitement, how could you not need these Christmas color by number worksheet in your life.

Also, you can click the individual pictures below to view that resource.

### Where to use These Christmas Color by Number Worksheets

Clearly, color by number worksheets are easy to prep, too. So, where can you use the "easy prep" Christmas color by number worksheets? Well, to each their own, but I will provide a few ideas.

• Math Centers
• Math Rotations
• Sub Tubs
• Practice
• Early Finishers
• Homework
• Rewards (trust me kiddos love them)
• Intervention
• Make-Up Work

Without a doubt, these worksheets work well in math centers and math rotations. The prep level is low and students can check them their selves with an answer key.

In addition to math centers, these worksheets are GREAT for sub tubs. Each worksheet offers an engaging and exciting opportunity for students to enjoy themselves while their teacher is gone.

When students are good or they finish early, the winter multiplication color by number worksheets offer an incentive or reward for their AMAZING behavior.

Last, the Christmas multiplication color by number worksheets work great for practice and homework. Multiplication fluency is important and homework does not have to be monotonous and boring!

Consequently, I have two versions of Christmas color by number worksheets. I love them, kids love the, my own daughter loves them, that's why!

Also, each Christmas color by number worksheet resources comes with adorable Rudolph-themed multiplication charts. Multiplication charts are great for intervention and for students that are not ready for all facts 1-10.

### What Comes in Each Christmas Color by Number Resource

Like I said above, each resource comes with a Rudolph-themed multiplication chart. Also, each resource covers multiplication facts 1-10. Keep reading for what is included in each version.

Version 1 includes:

• Christmas Ornament
• North Star
• Presents for Christmas
• Poinsettia
• Snowman
• Bell
• Snowflake
• Mistletoe

Version 2 includes:

• Santa Claus (skin tone left blank for students)
• Mrs. Claus (skin tone left blank for students)
• Elf (skin tone left blank for students)
• Rudolph
• Candy Canes
• Wreath
• Presents for Christmas
• Christmas Tree

The difference between both... version 2 has more problems and less colors. Version 2 is also more bubbly and colorful. Your choice truly depends on the need for your classroom and personal preference.

In the end, color by number worksheets are AMAZING and you may just want to snag both! If you want more winter color by number worksheets you can check out my Winter Multiplication Color by Number post.

## Fall Math Multiplication Freebie

Teaching can be expensive! Especially around the holidays, right? For that reason, I want to provide a fall math multiplication freebie for 3rd-grade and 4th-grade teachers.

Also, this fall freebie is a color-by-number worksheet with multiplication facts 1-10. This freebie has had over 1,300 downloads in just a short months time. Needless to say, this multiplication worksheet is a big hit so far (knock on wood).

## Math Centers and More

You can use the color-by-number worksheet in math centers, math rotations, homework, practice, sub tubs, early finishers, or even just for fun. I personally can't tell you how many teachers have said how much their students LOVE doing these worksheets.

## I Just Want MORE!

If you liked the fall math multiplication freebie and just want more you can check out all of my multiplication color-by-number resources by CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW. That link will take you directly to all my CBN listings.

## Fall Math Multiplication Bundle

Last, if you just want fall resources this Fall Math Multiplication and Division Bundle is GREAT! it has all the fall holidays for multiplication and division.

## Fall Multiplication Color-by-Number Worksheets

The fall season is a BUSY time! My personal favorite "go to" worksheet to have on hand are these fall multiplication color-by-number worksheets for third-grade and fourth-grade math.

Also, one of the biggest sellers in my Teachers Pay Teachers store are multiplication color-by-number worksheets.

## What Fall Seasons?

The fall seasons that I currently have color-by-number worksheets are below:

• Fall/Autumn
• Halloween x 2 Styles
• Veterans Day
• Thanksgiving x 2 Styles

I have two separate types of CBN worksheets. They are from different clip-artists and each offer their own unique differences.

Each set of fall multiplication color-by-number worksheets include multiplication facts 1-10.

## Color-by-Number Worksheets for Centers

The multiplication color-by-number worksheets are a great resource to use in math centers. They are easy to prep and have ready in a pinch.

Also, you can print the answer key for students to check their work when the are finished.

For intervention students you can provide these SUPER CUTE phone-themed multiplication charts. These are also great for math tool boxes. Students LOVE THEM and they are a big hit in my tpt store.

## Color-by-Number Worksheets for Sub-Tubs

In my experience, providing something easy for substitutes to oversee has the best success rate in my classroom. The worksheets are easy to prep for the teacher and fun for the student.

I usually get at least one "yay!" when I use color-by-number worksheets.

## Back-to-School Multiplication Color-by-Number Worksheets

Back-to-school season can be stressful! With all of the classroom and homeschool prep, we as teachers need something easy and fun we can give our students that doesn't require a massive amount of prep. My personal favorite "go to" worksheet to have on hand are these back-to-school multiplication color-by-number worksheets for third-grade and fourth-grade math.

Also, one of the biggest sellers in my Teachers Pay Teachers store are multiplication color-by-number worksheets.

## A FUN Multiplication Color-by-Number Worksheet

These multiplication color-by-number worksheets are ALWAYS a big hit in my classroom! Students can sharpen their multiplication fluency and automaticity skills. Plus, 3rd-graders like to color too!

Well, at least my students have always enjoyed activities that allow them to color. Upper

## Multiplication Mystery Pictures, too!

Multiplication mystery pictures are a little different than color-by-number worksheets in that students can't tell what the picture is going to be. Also, mystery picture worksheets are more rigorous than color-by-number worksheets in that they have A LOT more multiplication problems.

Use the back-to-school multiplication color-by-number worksheets in math centers, math rotations, sub-tubs, etc... They are a fun and easy way for students to practice multiplication in 3rd and 4th-grade.

## You may also like these color-by-number task cards!

Personally, I am always trying to find NEW WAYS to excite students. These task cards fit in a 4" by 6" photo box. Use them at math centers, math rotations, or just for practice!

Click on the photographs to see them now!

If you enjoy task cards, you may enjoy this post.

## Fall Multiplication Games

Pumpkin Spice is in the air and so is the chanting of math facts. As teachers and homeschoolers we are always looking for fun affordable ways to add quality resources to our teacher arsenal.

### Are you looking for fun multiplication games for the fall season?

If so, you have clicked on the right blog post. What's so GREAT about these games? I have composed a list:

• These games are SUPER simple to prep!
• Plus, they are easy to differentiate.
• Candy corn colored multiplication charts are included.
• The games come in 1-10 fact practice or 1-12 facts.
• They are SUPER affordable!
• You can buy in a bundle and SAVE!

### Multiplication, Fact Families, and The Bundle

###### Multiplication Fall-Themed Game

Practice multiplication facts 1-10 or 1-12.

What's Included:                                                   1- Facts 1-10 Spinner Game                                 1- Facts 1-12 Spinner Game                                 Candy Corn Colored Multiplication Charts       Candy Corn Spinner Pieces

###### Fact Families Fall-Themed Game

Practice Fact Families 1-10 or 1-12.

What's Included:                                                   1- Facts Families 1-10 Spinner Game                 1- Facts Families 1-12 Spinner Game                 Candy Corn Colored Multiplication Charts       Candy Corn Spinner Pieces

###### Multiplication and Fact Families Bundle

Practice multiplication facts and division 1-10 or 1-12.

What's Included:                                                   1- Facts 1-10 Spinner Game                                 1- Facts 1-12 Spinner Game                                 1- Facts Families 1-10 Spinner Game                 1- Facts Families 1-12 Spinner Game                 Candy Corn Colored Multiplication Charts       Candy Corn Spinner Pieces

### Where can you find them?

You can click on the pictures above OR they are available for purchase in my Teacher's Pay Teachers store Raven R Cruz. I have several multiplication resources in my store so check them out!

## United States with Capitals Task Cards

I remember when I was required to memorize the 50 U.S. states. I was in sixth grade. Our class did boring worksheets and had to practice memorizing the locations and capitals of each state. It was SO boring! Plus, I don't remember anything that I learned.

### Engage with QR Codes

Well, the fact that you are reading this article means you care enough not to inflict your students with the boredom I suffered. So if you are you searching for a fun and engaging United States Geography lesson for you class or homeschool, you came to the right post.

I don't think I need to stress how important it is not to bore your students. What are you waiting for? Grab these cards and add them to your curriculum today!

Task cards are a great way to reinforce and assess your students. With the addition of the QR codes, these task cards add an interactive quality to further engage your students. As teachers and homeschoolers we all know that interactive and engaging lessons are a must-have in our teaching. Students easily get bored, as did I like I mentioned before so we have to strive as teachers to find something that is interactive and engaging

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"WOW, I love this resource! I feel like I could learn a ton from this even as an adult! "

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"This resource is so much fun!! Students were completely engaged while learning fun facts about each state! Thank you for providing such a well made and easy to implement resource!!"

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I love this! I am looking forward to using this with my 5th graders. Thank you so much!