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Multiplication Sticks

This activity is a great lesson to do before our ‘simple addition’ task cards as it’s slightly more adult led. Students will look at dividing a group of sticks into equal groups and seeing if there are any left over. It’s a great way to introduce multiplication and division to your students in a very visual and practical way.

Teaching directions:

- Give your students an amount of time (1-2 minutes works well) to collect as many sticks as they can.

- Come back together with their sticks and get them to work through the differentiated worksheets.

- You can either let students complete the worksheet individually / in small groups or go through the worksheet as a group or class together.

- As you go through the sheet, try to introduce them to vocabulary such as ‘divide, division, share, remainder, etc.

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