Fractal Multiplication

Fractal Multiplication

A drawing/image based activity to help students understand the relationship between number multiples, prime numbers, prime factors, and division. The image-based puzzles reduce the barrier for those who struggle to memorize while helping them to continue to connect to the meaning of multiplication (whereas using a calculator does not connect to meaning). The idea is that over-time these images are meant to aid the student in memorizing their times tables in a non-stressful way.

Day 1:

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Day 2:

Materials needed:

  • scissors
  • glue
  • paper

Day 3:

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Day 4:

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Day 5:

Materials needed:

  • Fractal Multiplication table from day 3 in a plastic sheet
  • whiteboard marker

Activity Description:

This is the same activity as on day 3 but you are introducing them to division, so they write the solution to each puzzle but as a division equation (ie. 24 ÷ 8 = 3 or 24 ÷ 3 = 8).  This is a great way to demonstrate to the students how division is connected to multiplication.

You can then replay the bingo game but with division expressions.

 

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