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TIMES TABLES MULTIPLES - STEPPING STONES - 3x,4x,6x,7x,8x - One player game

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By Learning-solutions,
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TIMES TABLES MULTIPLES - STEPPING STONES - 3x,4x,6x,7x,8x - One player game

A series of games to help students understand multiplication tables. It covers 3x, 4x, 6x, 7x, and 8x in the one resource.

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Learning-solutions, Education Consultant

I am a semi-retired primary teacher with a degree and experience in Learning Support.  During my 30 odd years teaching I was a classroom teacher, principal, guidance officer and learning support teacher.  I have had straight grades and multi-age classes in towns and communities all over Queensland.  My passion is differentiation and supporting all learners.

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    In this package you will find 5 boards for:
    3x Multiples
    4x Multiples
    6x Multiples
    7x Multiples
    8x Multiples
    + Directions
     
    I have developed these boards for Intervention and they work particularly well for individual kids. I have refined the board design over the years and I am very happy with this one, so I have included it in my store. You will need to laminate the boards and I use an erasable crayon so it wipes off so easily and cleanly.
     
    It is an individual activity where a student is timed to track the multiples from stepping stone to stepping stone. You might be amazed at how quickly some kids can learn this sequence while they are trying to improve their times. This is the method I use:
     
    1. Learn the sequence of multiples (using hands-on material if necessary, Unifix is good for this step).
    2. Write the sequence as you go.
    3. Say the sequence - mask one, two or three multiples with your fingers to stimulate memory skills.
    4. Now your learner is ready for Stepping Stones. The appeal of Stepping Stones is beating their time and wanting to do the Impossible (two seconds). I have worked on this table for a while and the fastest time I have seen is four seconds in one session.
    5. When the player has had multiples goes on the board ask them to write the multiples from memory or say them out loud.
    6. Link the sequence of multiples to fingers - say the multiple as the student displays fingers, e.g., 7x4 is seven fingers up and then say the sequence.
    I have also had students who can skip Step 4 and link the number fact to the multiple almost immediately (especially when they know the easier number facts in a table).
     
    While this method may not work for all kids, it is amazing when it works because students can learn the whole table in an hour. It's worth a try when nothing else is working efficiently. It requires one hour of one-on-one intervention and group consolidation for long-term memory retrieval. The PREVIEW includes a free 3x board.
     
    Your group consolidation could be:
    - Games in a Maths Centre (The Grid Game, Monkey Multiples, Master of Multiples, etc.)
    - a quick game at the beginning or end of an Intervention Session (The Grid Game is the best game for this application)
    - Bingo, especially with the whole class where you can use groups and place your learners with more skilled players and share the counters between them.
     
    You will find all these games (and more) in my store.

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