This lesson is designed to help students begin counting while viewing objects in groups. Three sets of four; includes teaching suggestions and answer sheets.
By 10, by 9, by 5, by 3, and by chunks. This unit contains tricks for multiplication and for checking your work. A playful (and very useful) approach to multiplication. This unit is presented at three levels of varying complexity.
"Cowboy Jake is afraid of rattlesnakes. He sees a lot of them on the ranch where he lives. In fact, he sees an average of thirty every year. About how many has he seen in the nine years he has lived on the ranch?"
"Mr. Vogel is a farmer. He raised twenty turkeys this year. He sold eighteen and kept two as pets. He charged sixteen dollars per turkey. What was the total selling price?" Five Thanksgiving-themed multiplication word problems.
"Eddie can pick and clean ten pumpkins per hour. How many can he do in four hours? How many in five? How many in six?" Five Thanksgiving-themed skip counting (by tens) word problems.
"Mike's hockey team has scored an average of four goals in each of their last ten games. How many goals have they scored in all?" Five winter-themed multiplication word problems.
“A group of migrating blue whales travels twenty-six miles per day. How far do they travel in eight days?” Five multiplication word problems with an endangered animal theme.