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# Multiplication and Division Activities

This page provides examples of math center activities aligned with the Early Childhood Assessment in Mathematics (Board of Education of the City of New York, 2001; State Education Department) continuum for multiplication and division. These activities can be used by teachers or parents to support students' progress within a stage or to promote movement to the next stage on the continuum.

 Stage A: These children are not yet successful in making equal groups and sharing to find products or dividends. Next Steps: Make small equal groups, share small amounts equally using a count by ones strategy. POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES

 Stage B: These children can make small equal groups, and share small amounts equally using a count by ones strategy. Next Steps: Begin to group, share, and divide collections and to see a group as one unit. POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Equal Groups on a Number Line Counting Collections Making Equal Groups

 Stage C: These children can group, share, and divide collections. They see a group as one unit.Next Steps: Use skip counting or repeated addition to find products and dividends. POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Building Arrays Number Story Arrays (Set 1) Number Story Arrays (Set 2) * See ECAM Counting page Stages D and E for activities to develop skip counting skills.

Stage D: These children use skip counting or repeated addition to find products and dividends.

Next Steps:

• Use thinking strategies to multiply (by tens, doubling, repeated addition, turning around)
 Array Picture Cards

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES

Multiplication Bump
Multiples
Multiplication Four in a Row
Array Picture Cards
Multiples Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check

*For more games and activities to develop multiplication skills see the 3rd Grade Number page.

 Stage E: These children use thinking strategies to multiply (by tens, doubling, repeated addition, turning around) Next Steps: Use thinking strategies to divide (by tens, halving, repeated addition or subtraction) POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Division Spin*For more games and activities to develop division skills see the 3rd Grade Number page.

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