Have you noticed any problems around your yard? Things like, “If every daisy has 8 petals and there are 12 daisies blooming in the garden, how many petals would that be?” would make great multiplication practice. If you all wrote one in you comments for the rest of the class to solve – think of the practice we’d have.
Here are a few to get you started:
Using the numbers 3, 6 and 18 write a multiplication story and a related division story. How would you solve each of your number stories?
There are 16 cherry tomatoes to put into some bowls. Each bowl must have the same number of tomatoes. How many different ways can the cherry tomatoes be put into bowls?
I solved a multiplication number story and got an answer of 12. What might the number story have been?
Leave a comment to let us know if you worked on these problems or if you have a different one for us to solve too.
Have fun with math! It counts. (Get it? ha ha ha)