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Activities: Addition & Multiplication Tableware

Add-Multi Tableware five.jpg (250287 bytes)

Design a plate for practicing addition and multiplication tables.  

Addi-Multi Tables Plateware blank.jpg (251610 bytes) Construct a tem-plate as shown.

Add-Multi Tableware five.jpg (250287 bytes) Fill in the central circle with a number from 1 to 9.  Write the remaining eight digits in the wedges around the central circle.  


Have students either add or multiply the numbers from the center outward and write the answers around the perimeter.

As a variation, omit the central multiplier.  Place a clear plastic plate over a paper plate that has ten spokes with the numbers one to ten in the wedges.  With a grease pencil, write the variable number in the center.  Students then write the appropriate added/multiplied values around the perimeter.  Make an answer key from another clear plastic plate that has the central value and correct numbers around the perimeter.

Flash_Card_plate.jpg (9810 bytes) Be sure to see the Flash Plates activity for another technique.  Research suggests young learners fare better with round flash cards than with the traditional rectangular flash cards.

Contributed by Chuck Bueter.


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