Understanding multiplication word problems in 3rd-grade can be daunting for sure. Truthfully, all the methods can be in place and your lesson can still fall flat. Personally, I feel that in this case, the one thing that is missing deals with whether or not the student is engaged and having fun.

Also, I feel like sometimes required curriculum can fail us, even if it is standards-based.

One day, I tried to dream up an activity that paired with my favorite math strategy **(CUBES)**, that would be a big hit and hit the standards.

Then, I realized, the most popular thing among students that I know... is their phone... How cute is the phone theme?!

These multiplication within 100 task cards pair perfect with my **CUBES math strategy flip book**.

The fun thing about these cards that you can share with your students - the names are from my daughter, family, and pets!

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Personally, I like to laminate the task cards for durability and reuse. Of course, this step is optional, but super efficient.

Use the task cards in math centers, math rotations, etc...

**C.U.B.E.S. math strategy** is commonly used to teach students how to deconstruct word problems to make them easier to solve.

**Circle** all the important numbers, **underline** the question, **box** all the important math words, **evaluate** the important words that you may have left out and eliminate what you don't need, and **solve** the word problem.

This flip book is a compact way for students to review the steps at home or at school. Plus, I always think providing parents with manipulatives to help their kiddos reinforce what they are being taught is a **FABULOUS THING**! AND this flip book is not 3rd-grade specific so it can be used for many years.

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.

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Christmas is in the air and these **color by number division worksheets for Christmas** are just what you need to spread joy in your classroom. Plus, color by number worksheets are always a big hit with the kiddos!

Use the worksheets for early-finisher, math centers, for good behavior, practice, etc...

Currently, I have two versions of Christmas division color by number worksheets. The difference boils down to style and the amount of division sentences on each worksheet.

Version 1 has more division sentences and less colors than version 2. Though, both version contain a Rudolph-themed multiplication chart.

**What's included in version 1:**

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

Version 2 (featured in the photographs below) is more bubbly and colorful than version 2. Your choice truly depends on the need for your classroom and personal preference.

Like I said above, both versions contain a Rudolph-themed multiplication charts.

In the end, color by number worksheets are AMAZING and you may just want to snag both!

**What's included in version 2:**

**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**

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These winter-themed color by number worksheets are always a big hit!

Whether you need multiplication or division, these check all the boxes!

It's December 1st, and these color by number division worksheets are just the thing to add to your winter curriculum. The worksheets are great for math centers, early finishers, "be-good rewards", practice, etc...

In fact, many teachers (who have purchased my CBN resources), have stated exactly those things.

Color by number worksheets are not only fun for students, they also help them with division fluency.

At the current time, I have **TWO** sets of New Year's color by number for division. Their only differences are coloring and the amount of multiplication sentences on each sheets.

**Version 1** is truly beautiful -- it has **MORE** division sentences than version 2, BUT the colors are not as common. The uncommon colors are only a problem because most 24-count crayons most likely don't have the colors listed.

In fact, I had to turn to **Crayola**™ to name the colors!

With that said, the worksheets are beautiful! If you have a creative class, these worksheets are perfect! Also, early finishers will probably enjoy the challenge.

****QUICK TIP**: As the teacher, you could prepare the crayons **BEFORE** they are used in centers, etc... This will definitely cut down on confusion and make these worksheets a colorful blessing.

When you purchase **version 1** you 9 worksheets:

**Fireworks****Hat****New Year's Ball****Crown****Sparkle****Star****Noise Maker****Balloons****Tree with Star**

The New Year's worksheets **Version 2** are **24-crayon count compatible**, **diverse**, and **SUPER CUTE**! I absolutely adore that the these worksheets accommodate diverse skin tones!

**Version 2** New Year's worksheets have fewer division sentences than Version 1, but **ARE SO CUTE**!

With **version 2** you get 8 worksheets:

**New Year's Baby 1 & 2****Countdown Clock****Fireworks****Black-Eyed Peas with Party Hat****A Party Hat with Grapes****Party Hat with Party Horn****Disco Ball****Black Hat with Balloons**

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If you enjoyed these New Year's division color by number worksheets, you may also like the multiplication version as well.

Whether you need multiplication or division, these check all the boxes!

It's December 1st, and these color by number multiplication worksheets are just the thing to add to your winter curriculum. The worksheets are great for math centers, early finishers, "be good rewards", practice, etc...

In fact, many teachers (who have purchased my CBN resources), have stated exactly those things.

Color by number worksheets are not only fun for students, they also help them with multiplication fluency.

I personally love using themed-worksheets for seasons and holidays -- I feel it helps students become aware of the specific time and even celebrate.

At the current time, I have **TWO** sets of New Year's color by number. Their only differences are coloring and the amount of multiplication sentences on each sheets.

**Version 1** is truly beautiful -- it has **MORE** multiplication sentences than version 2, BUT the colors are not as common. The uncommon colors are only a problem because most 24-count crayons most likely don't have the colors listed.

In fact, I had to turn to **Crayola**™ to name the colors!

With that said, the worksheets are beautiful! If you have a creative class, these worksheets are perfect! Also, early finishers will probably enjoy the challenge.

****QUICK TIP**: As the teacher, you could prepare the crayons **BEFORE** they are used in centers, etc... This will definitely cut down on confusion and make these worksheets a colorful blessing.

New Year's worksheets **Version 2** are **24-crayon count compatible**, **diverse**, and **SUPER CUTE**! I absolutely adore that the these worksheets accommodate diverse skin tones!

**Version 2** New Year's worksheets have fewer multiplication sentences than Version 1, but **ARE SO CUTE**!

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These winter-themed color by number worksheets are always a big hit!

Whether you need multiplication or division, these check all the boxes!

This division fluency flip book is the best division facts tool to make learning fun! Not only is the flip book a big hit with students, it is super versatile and fun.

Students can add the flip book to their interactive notebooks for reference. Teachers can place the flip books in math centers, rotations, tool boxes, etc... Read more about the **flip books below**.

Like the multiplication fluency flip books, the **division fluency** flip books have been constructed to introduce division facts in the order in which I prefer to teach them. Based on the study of teaching the easiest facts first; **1, 5, **and** 10**. Next, **2, 4, **and** 8**. Next, **3, 6, **and** 9**. Last, the facts for **7 (see the photo below)**.

Students are asked to say the **division ****sentence** then, write the **division sentence. **Although, as the teacher, you could utilize this step to fit your curriculum needs. For example, you could have your students write the division sentence in a different way.

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You have to hear about the **ONE ultimate CUBES math strategy flip book**! It is simple, not only to construct, but also to utilize! Plus, these flip books have been a **big hit** in my store!

Students can add the flip book to their interactive notebooks for reference. Teachers can place the flip books in math centers, rotations, tool boxes, etc... Read more about the **flip books below**.

**C.U.B.E.S. math strategy** is commonly used to teach students how to deconstruct word problems to make them easier to solve.

**Circle** all the important numbers, **underline** the question, **box** all the important math words, **evaluate** the important words that you may have left out and eliminate what you don't need, and **solve** the word problem.

This flip book is a compact way for students to review the steps at home or at school. Plus, I always think providing parents with manipulatives to help their kiddos reinforce what they are being taught is a **FABULOUS THING**! AND this flip book is not 3rd-grade specific so it can be used for many years.

You can get this flip book in a bundle with FOUR other flip books. I KNOW! A bundle of flip book goodness. Check out the photograph below to see a few of the flip books in the bundle. Plus, a Division Strategies is being added soon (November, 30, 2019).

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If you have read any of my blog post at all, you know I LOVE FLIP BOOKS! There is just something about them that students love. Plus, they are great manipulatives + reference tools. Consequently, these **best-selling multiplication facts flip book** been a big hit and gotten **AMAZING** feedback.

The **multiplication facts fluency** flip books have been constructed to introduce multiplication facts in the order in which I prefer to teach them. This is based on the study of teaching the easiest facts first; **0, 1, 5, **and** 10**. Next, **2, 4, **and** 8**. Next, **3, 6, **and** 9**. Last, the facts for **7 (see the photo above)**.

Students are asked to say the **multiplication sentence** then, write the **multiplication sentence**. In this step you could also encourage you students to use the **commutative property** to write the **multiplication sentence** in another way.

The multiplication fluency flip book covers **facts 0-10 **and recently added by request, **facts 0-12**.

This multiplication facts flip book is the **SECOND BEST-****SELLER** in my Teachers Pay Teachers store (which is amazing because it is one of my newer resources).

Many people use the flip books in interactive notebooks for students to reference when they need them. This is a great idea and, in my opinion, very beneficial.

Alternatively, I personally like the idea of putting them at math center stations and in math toolboxes. The flip books can be just as beneficial as multiplication charts.

**Tip: The flip books take a bit of time to construct, so make sure you have planned properly. Though, teachers have said the flip books were **absolutely** worth the time.

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I love flip books! There is just something extremely satisfying about putting together a beautiful + functional manipulative for the classroom. Honestly, that is why I call my favorite flip book the one epic multiplication strategies flip book for 3rd grade. Yes, I'm serious!

Let me tell **MORE** about **WHY**:

**The multiplication strategies flip book** covers: equal groups, arrays, repeated addition, number lines, skip counting.

Each strategy has 3 examples and a definition. For example, equal groups includes a model of **4 equal groups of 4**, explains that **"4 groups of 4 equals 16"**, and a number sentence that explains** 4 x 4 = 16**.

Consequently, this flip book is the **#1** **BEST SELLER **in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

There are many situations that this flip book can be beneficial in your classroom. Next, I will list few ideas, and if you have a brilliant idea that you want me to share, you can leave them in the comments below or tag me on Instagram **@mrs.raven.cruz** or Facebook **Math with Raven **with a photograph of how you used them in your class/homeschool. You never know, I may just share your photo.

- Interactive notebooks
- Math centers
- Rotations
- Small Groups
- Math Tool Boxes
- For Intervention

The first multiplication strategy is learning multiplication by grouping is the process of separating objects into equal groups. Most commonly when using equal groups, repeated addition is also used. This method is one of the most straightforward ways for students to comprehend the strategy of multiplication by grouping.

As you can see in the example below there are 3 equal groups of 2 cookies. Students can use repeated addition to solve a multiplication problem like the one below.

In the classroom teachers can use manipulative such as; erasers, counters, small blocks, or even drawing on dry erase boards to practice the strategy of grouping and repeated addition.

**2 + 2 + 2 = 6**

Second, are arrays. Arrays are an arrangement of objects arranged in rows and columns.

The arrangement of cookies shown below shows the systematic way to introduce arrays. The student will first learn a 1 × 4 array, 2 × 4 array, 3 × 4 array, 4 × 4 array, and so on... A larger arrangement of objects can also be broken down into arrays to preform many different types of multiplication, such as **properties of multiplication.**

Also, making arrays in the classroom can be fun AND engaging for students. Using colorful objects, such as; erasers, counters, and blocks to build arrays can keep all types of learners engaged and ready to learn.

Third, is repeated addition. We touched on using repeated addition with grouping above when we grouped 2 cookies in groups of three. Both learning using grouping and learning using arrays are complimentary to each other.

Repeated addition is using what students already know about addition to help them solve a multiplication problem.

**3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 18**

Last, learning multiplication by number lines uses the next strategy - skip counting. Skip counting is not just for providing students a way to count faster, it also helps them solve multiplication problems.

Starting at 0 students count in intervals until reaching the desired number. Students can also point out the pattern being used when skip counting.

**0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30...**

Fourth, is learning multiplication by number lines. Students will take "jumps" on the number line. These jumps help students solve multiplication problems by skip counting.

Number lines are an exceptional way to teach number sense as well.

** 2 4 6 8 10..... **

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I love flip books! I especially love quality flip books that truly help **third-grade** students comprehend a difficult standard. These flip books are cheap properties of multiplication tools to stop the agony in your centers, etc...

I promise, I am not tooting my own horn! These flip books guide students, step-by-step, through the **commutative**
**property**, **associative property**, and **distributive property of multiplication**.

As noted above, these flip books guide students through the commutative, associative, and distributive property of multiplication.

First, the definition is written in terms that students can understand.

Then, The students are shown what the definition means.

Next, a tip is given so students further conceptualize what they just read.

Last, the flip books allow students to "try it for themselves".

Many people use the flip books in interactive notebooks for students to reference when they need them. This is a great idea and, in my opinion, very beneficial.

Alternatively, I personally like the idea of putting them at math center stations and in math toolboxes. The flip books can be just as beneficial as multiplication charts.

The ** commutative property of multiplication** states that the

**For example:**

**5 × 7 = 7 × 5**

As you can see, the numbers can move, but the answer will be the same.

The __ associative property of multiplication__ states that the

**For example:**

**3 × (5 × 7) = (3 × 5) × 7**

Notice how the parenthesis are what changes the grouping in the multiplication sentence. The product will in fact be the same, and the numbers **DO NOT** change places.

The **distributive property of multiplication **states that when a number is multiplied by the sum of two numbers, the first can be **distributed** to both of those and multiplied by each separately, then adding the two products together.

First, we "**break-up"** one of the factors to make it easier for 3rd-graders to multiply. If a student is given the multiplication sentence **8 × 16**, it is much easier for the student to "**break up**" the factor **16**.

**For example:**

**8 × (10 + 6)**

Next, the student will **distribute** the **8** to the addends and write a new equation.

**(8 × 10) + (8 × 6)**

Last, solve the equation.

**80 + 48 = 128**

As you can see, "breaking-up" the factor **16** and distributing the **8** to each addend made the problem much easier to solve. A student does not necessarily have to break **16** up into **10** and **6**, but it most cases it is the logical way.

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What's so great about these properties of multiplication task cards? Personally, I think it is because they come with interactive notebook inserts. Plus, they break down the commutative, associative, and distributive property down for third-grade students to understand.

If you use the task cards for math centers, you can print them on card-stock and laminate. These two steps help with durability and in turn save money because you don't have to reproduce them so often. Alternately, if you don't print them on card-stock, you can always print them on colored paper.

On an opposite note, the properties of multiplication can be a hard task for third-grade students. Third-grade is a hard year (in my professional opinion) for math altogether. Consequently, this is why I worked hard to develop an engaging and useful resource to help reinforce teachers' properties of multiplication curriculum in third-grade.

The resource comes with the three required properties: commutative, associative, and distributive, as well as an interactive notebook insert.

The ** commutative property of multiplication** states that the

**For example:**

**5 × 7 = 7 × 5**

As you can see, the numbers can move, but the answer will be the same.

The __ associative property of multiplication__ states that the

**For example:**

**3 × (5 × 7) = (3 × 5) × 7**

Notice how the parenthesis are what changes the grouping in the multiplication sentence. The product will in fact be the same, and the numbers **DO NOT** change places.

The **distributive property of multiplication **states that when a number is multiplied by the sum of two numbers, the first can be **distributed** to both of those and multiplied by each separately, then adding the two products together.

First, we "**break-up"** one of the factors to make it easier for 3rd-graders to multiply. If a student is given the multiplication sentence **8 × 16**, it is much easier for the student to "**break up**" the factor **16**.

**For example:**

**8 × (10 + 6)**

Next, the student will **distribute** the **8** to the addends and write a new equation.

**(8 × 10) + (8 × 6)**

Last, solve the equation.

**80 + 48 = 128**

As you can see, "breaking-up" the factor **16** and distributing the **8** to each addend made the problem much easier to solve. A student does not necessarily have to break **16** up into **10** and **6**, but it most cases it is the logical way.

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