Need something visual to practice remembering those multiplication facts? Check out this fun (and easy) bulletin board setup.
From the creator:
“I used bulletin board paper to create the background.
The palm trees were purchased from U.S. Toy.
The multiplication chart comes with our curriculum.
The math key words were downloaded from Teachers Pay Teachers.”
How can you use this board with your students?
- I LOVE the idea of doing something kinesthetic! What if students used plastic fly swatters to do a math game, placing their swatters over the answer?
- Have students use a multiplication table to find the patterns in the grid and highlight all that they find. Discuss their findings together.
- Perhaps place the bulletin board grid pieces in a center. Have students put the chart together on the floor.
Fun Practice for Math Facts
Steps to Set Up:
- Begin with a teal background on the entire board.
- Then, add your bulletin board border around the outside edge.
- Next, add your multiplication chart the the center of the board.
- Add your title “Marvelous Multiplication.”
- Optional: Add in operation keywords posters like the original creator of this board did along the bottom.
- Finally, add tissue paper flowers or party decor fans on the board to fill in any empty space.
Learning math facts doesn’t have to be robotic. Make it fun – and allow students to really explore the patterns within the chart to create a deeper level of understanding in number sense and operations.
How else could you use this bulletin board idea in your school? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Submitted by: Leeanna