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Multiplication and Division Activities

This page provides a range of multiplication and division activities aligned with the Early Childhood Assessment in Mathematics (ECAM) 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.

For more information on using ECAM Centers in K-3 classrooms see the ECAM Centers page.


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

Two Equal Groups
Three Equal Groups

Two Equal Shares
Three Equal Shares


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)
FREE Multiplication/Division Centers

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 (divide by 2)
Division Spin (divide by 5)
Division Spin (divide by 10)
*For more games and activities to develop division skills see the 3rd Grade Number page.


More Multiplication and Division Resources

Multiplication Read Aloud
Multiplication Read Alouds




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