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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.
For more information on using these centers in your classroom visit the ECAM Centers page.
Stage A: These children are not yet successful in making equal groups and sharing to find products or dividends.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Two Equal Groups 
Stage B: These children can make small equal groups, and share small amounts equally using a count by ones strategy.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Equal Groups on a Number LineCounting Collections Making Equal Groups 
Stage C: These children can group, share, and divide collections. They see a group as one unit.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Building ArraysNumber 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.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Multiplication Bump *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)

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Division Spin 
More Multiplication and Division Resources