Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snowmen Multiplication Tents

Bored?  Not hardly! 
Ready to go back to school?  Maybe just a little. 
Still want to stay around the house in my comfy pjs all day?  Absolutely!

I've been thinking about the posttests we gave in December.  Why do kids always miss 6x7 and 7x8?  What makes those facts so hard?

So, I put together a couple of activities that have little prep, will take little class time, (which seems to FLY by after Christmas rolls around) and will hopefully make an impact on our children.

AND they are FREE!!

Yes, I'm still in the Christmas spirit.  My tree is still up.  A Christmas snowflake tablecloth is still on my dining table and I'm still watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Love the holidays!!!

Now on to the free stuff!

This Snowman Set is a fun twist to traditional flash cards!

I've used these multiplication tents before and the kids love them!  The trick- make sure both kids are reading from the same column!  This is great for utilizing transitional times!

One student sits on each side of the tent.  Student A will have the multiplication facts and Student B will see the answers.  Student A will call out the answers and Student B will stop her if she gets one wrong!  Add more competition by using stop watches to see who is the fastest or tracking their progress over a few days!  You'll notice the easier facts are only represented a couple of times, while those stubborn facts are piled in there!

This next FREEBIE is a simple print, clip and sharpen some pencils freebie!  Stick these pennants on their pencils for the first few days back from our break!  They will see their stubborn math facts all day, enjoy drawing their own art on the back (don't they always love drawing), and want to write more in their journal, at least until the new wears off!  :)
Bring a little holiday cheer back to school with you!
Happy writing!

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  1. What a terrific freebie! I love this!
    Thank you for sharing this at TBA, have a wonderful weekend!
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  2. Tab,
    I just found your blog and I am now following you. I love your multiplication freebie! We will be starting multiplication fact tests after Winter Break. I would love for you to drop by by blog and pick up some freebies for yourself. When you visit, there is a "freebies" tab at the top of my blog page!
    Patti :)
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  3. Thanks Fern and Patti!

    Patti, I'm heading over there now!

  4. Thank you for sharing! The tents will be perfect for my kiddos for when we return from break. :)

    Turtley Loving Teaching

  5. Tab,
    Come on over and link up your great freebies at the New Year Linky Party I am hosting on There are over 170 TPT authors and teacher bloggers already linked up! Your post or your link to your products would be awesome additions. You can link up as many items as you choose! Please come and join the's not too late!

  6. Thanks for the invite, Ms. M! I just linked up! You've got some great stuff over there!