June 21

# 4th of July Multiplication Mystery Pictures for Fluency Practice

Are you struggling with engaging + fun multiplication fluency practice this summer? Try using these 4th of July multiplication mystery pictures for fluency practice this summer.

Trust me, it's easy to get summer burnout! Sometimes a fun activity is just what you need to get out of the funk!

## Using 4th of July Multiplication Mystery Pictures

Personally, I use mystery pictures and color-by-numbers as a good behavior "get to" type activity. The worksheets boost morale and help reinforce fluency.

So, where are useful places to use mystery picture worksheets in your classroom? Below is a list of ideas to help you out:

• math centers
• morning work
• math rotations
• early finishers
• good behavior
• sub tubs
• before holiday break
• boost morale with math burnout

Fluency worksheets don't have to be an every day thing, but they do have a place in your classroom.

Read below for what to expect out of these 4th of July multiplication mystery pictures.

## More About the Multiplication Mystery Pictures

Here's what to expect with the 4th of July multiplication mystery pictures.

Why do I ask students to find the product and then find it in a range of numbers?

The simple answer is that I want to promote good mental number sense and arithmetic strategies. I have students solve the multiplication fact sentence and THEN find that product in a range (download preview to view an example). Instead of just solving the same fact for one color over and over. For example; you won't see 7 x 4 and 4 x 7 for one color.

Since my color-by-number worksheets contain more rigor, I provide TWO FREE BONUSES for intervention students.

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