These winter missing factors cards can help students develop better math fact mastery.
This is another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.
Our winter missing factors cards are an engaging way to help students practice a new skill or review an old one.
Wondering how to help your students practice finding missing factors?
This new math scoot game will be a fun way for your students to review this skill.
Before focusing on our new game, let’s look at the skill.
First: What are factors?
Factors are the numbers multiplies. For today, we are focusing on basic facts. Our factors will be between 1 and 10.
Second: How can I Introduce the skill of missing factors?
If this is a new skill for students, you might use a multiplication chart to help students understand the concept.
If you would like to use manipulatives for your introduction, pull out your counters.
Give students a number to count out. We will use 24 for our example.
Next, give students the first factor in the multiplication fact. For this example we will use 6. Students will then form 6 groups.
Finally, ask students how many groups of 6 they were able to make. Explain that this is the missing factor.
Once students identify the missing number, write the basic multiplication fact modeled for students to see.
Students can then practice more with partners or small groups.
Our Winter Missing Addends Cards
- Print the cards on card stock
- Laminate for durability
- Cut apart and store cards
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These cards can be placed at a center for practice with a recording page. Choose the page that is best for your students. Students can choose a card. They will then record the card number and missing addend.
You might also choose to use these cards to play a scoot game.
Why do we like using scoot games in the classroom?
Scoot games can be a great way to get students up and moving while reviewing a basic skill.
Working movement into your day can help your students stay engaged.
How do you play a game of scoot?
- Set up the game by placing a card at each seat in the classroom.
- Each student gets a recording page.
- Students start at their spot.
- When you say scoot, students rotate to the next spot. (Make sure you tell students ahead of time the direction they will be moving.)
Want to get your kids moving but need to use these cards as a center activity?
Instead of playing as a scoot game you might choose to create a scavenger hunt. Set the cards up as a write the room type activity.
You will place cards around the room. Students then search for each card and record the answer.
You can download this free math center here:
You might also like these other free resources from The Curriculum Corner:
- Winter Multiplication PowerPoint Game
- Color Key Multiplication for Winter
- Winter Find-a-Fact Multiplication Games
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