## Friday 13 May 2016

### Montessori Activity: Multiplication Finger Working Chart 5 - The Blank Multiplication Chart

Age: From 6 years old

Objective(s):

The memorization of the tables in multiplication. The various charts give the possibility of repetition, which helps to fix these in the memory of the child.

Materials:

1. The Montessori Multiplication Finger Working Charts 5
2. 1 box of multiplication equation slips.
3. 1 empty box (optional)
4. 1 box of answer tiles (optional)
5. A paper, pencil & eraser
6. 1 tray (optional)

Presentation 3: Multiplication Chart 5 - The Blank Multiplication Chart also called "The Bingo Chart"

1. Take out all of the tiles and place them in numerical order. If there is more than one of the same tile, place it on top of the other to make a stack. These should also be placed in lines of units, teens, 20’s, 30’s, etc…

2. Take an equation slip from the box and read it e.g. 4 x 6 = ?

3. Read and write down the equation on a piece of paper.

4. Place your right index finger on the blue 4 and your left index finger on the red 6.

5. As in Presentation 1, run your fingers to meet. Hold the spot with your left index finger and using your right hand, place the correct answer tile on the spot.

6. Write down the answer on the piece of paper 4 x 6 = 24 and show your child to check answer using the Control Chart 1 or Multiplication Finger Chart 3.

7. Invite your child to try.

Video Demonstration:

Pictorial Demonstration:

2. Take an equation slip from the box and read it e.g. 4 x 6 = ?

3. Read and write down the equation on a piece of paper.

4. Place your right index finger on the blue 4 (denoted by the pencil)

your left index finger on the red 6 (denoted by the pencil)

5. As in Presentation 1, run your fingers to meet. Hold the spot with your left index finger and using your right hand, place the correct answer tile on the spot.

6. Write down the answer on the piece of paper 4 x 6 = 24 and show your child to check answer using the Control Chart 1 or Multiplication Finger Chart 3.