There are many types of math to work on as kids get older and multiplication can be a hard tone to do.
I like to change up how we learn or review our learning of multiplication and one way to do that is to work on groups of something.
And that is what today’s math printable is all about. This free Groups of Multiplication Mat has a fun way to work on multiplication in groups with a hands-on learning mat.
We have included links to some of the products and resources we have used with this activity. If you purchase via the links we may earn a small commission.
This is part of my subscriber library. You can subscribe to the newsletter and get access to the password there. You will find it in the multiplication section on the subscriber freebie page.
This printable has a few parts. It has two types of mats with and without numbers. These are the mats you make the groups on. They are simple pages so you can print them on white cardstock or color cardstock.
There is a set of groups of multiplication flashcards. These cards have numbers from 1 to 12 in the printable for each number. You can see I printed each number of a mix of color cardstock. This helps me know what number is in what group. I put them all on a ring to keep trace of the cards.
There is also a spinning mat you can use. It has numbers 1 to 12 on two spinners. You can use clear spinner or paperclip and pencil with the spinner.
Things to use with the Groups of Multiplication Mat
There are just a few of the items we used to prepare and use with the printables.
- white cardstock
- color cardstock
- 2 inch ring
- clear spinners
- unifix cubes
- dry erase markers
- sheet protector
- laminating pouches
Ways to use the Groups of Multiplication mat
You spin both spinners and get two numbers. Then you build those groups of numbers on the mat. We use unifix cubes for this, but you can use any hands-on items.
I love using the unifix cubes on the mats. It is a hands-on math item we have had for ages! It is simple and easy to use.
If you don’t want to use the spinner then use the flashcards. I like to put out 12 cards for them to work on. You can start with the same number. You could just do the groups of 2.
There are two recording sheets for the set. You can use them with or without the mats. They make a great math center.
There is a sheet that has you write the groups of sentences and then the multiplication sentence that matches. This is a great way to work into more multiplication. You can use the spinner for the numbers.
You can also use the group of cards with the sheet. You can give them a set of 12 cards from one group or a mixed group. It is an easy way to work on the multiplication you want.
What you will find in these free Groups of Multiplication Mat Printables:
- Spinner for groups of multiplication
- Mat with 12 squares
- Mat with 12 squares numbered from 1 to 12
- Recording worksheets for groups of and multiplication sentence
- Recroding worksheet for mutliplication sentence written two ways
- Groups of multiplication cards for numbers 1 to 12
- 20 pages of printabls
Check out these other multiplication printables:
- Multiplication Solve and Graph
- Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting
- Multiplies of Clip Cards
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com