Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mental Math for 5th Graders

I was cleaning out my game closet when I came across my son's tub of Play-Doh. Most were old and useless to play with but I paused when I was inspecting the cups. I saw Math Towers on Pinterest and instantly thought I could use these for my son. I created these Mental Math play-doh cups for my fifth grader with multiplying by 10's, 100's, 1,000's, and 10,000's.  It's the same concept with math facts but on a higher level.
Teach your kiddos to first on multiplying the number other than zero. For example:
Google Docs
You can use dry-erase markers to change it up. You can use a timer so they can improve their mental math time.

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