Grade: Elementary
Subject: Mathematics

#2464. Multiplication withCheerios

Mathematics, level: Elementary
Posted Wed Jan 16 08:04:31 PST 2002 by Alana (
elementary , Lindenhurst, NY
Materials Required: Cheerios
Activity Time: 20 minutes
Concepts Taught: hands-on multiplication facts

Multiplication is a tough concepts for some students. I feel it should incorporate concrete activities as well as memorization.
Hand-out a baggy full of Cheerios to each student. Put a multiplication problem on the board(ex: 3x4). Have the students use the Cheerios to show 4 groups of three OR 3 groups of four and so on. When they are finished doing a few problems, they can eat the Cheerios. Enjoy!!