Fishbowl Multiplication

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Transition young mathematicians from using repeated addition to multiplication with this fun, hands-on activity. Using manipulatives and the included game board, students work in pairs modeling repeated addition problems before identifying equivalent multiplication facts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use this activity as a learning center during a math unit on multiplication
  • Offers this activity as an option for early finishers of regular math lessons
  • Create worksheets that children can use to record their work during the activity
  • Includes a clear set of instructions for preparing the materials and performing the fishbowl multiplication activity
  • Lesson engages children in learning multiplication as equal groups of objects
  • Only includes cards for eight multiplication facts, but more can easiliy be made 
Common Core