Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Multiplication Bead Tower

I was fascinated with the Multiplication Tower Malke at The Map is Not the Territory built and had to try it out with my daughter.

Unfortunately we didn't have a foam block so we filed a cardboard box with cotton to serve as our base.

Then we stuck in wooden skewers in a 5x5 grid pattern, and added beads to that corresponded with the multiplication tables.

This beautiful, creative activity displayed multiplication concepts in a very visual way. Be sure to check out The Map is Not the Territory to see pictures of their tower too.




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9 comments:

  1. I've been meaning for weeks to get a piece of foam to try this too - great idea to use cotton wool. Wonderfully visual and tactile way to play with multiplication! Lucinda

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  2. As always, I am inspired after stopping by to catch up with what is new with you and the family. Love this idea for multiplication, as Jonas is a very tactile learner.
    Also I have been appreciating the regular Jemma updates. Thanks for posting those as well. I know it can't always be easy.

    Aand last but not least, I have something for you over my way, if you choose to accept:-) 4/10/13

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  3. Very cool! I might do this with my daughter over the summer.

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  4. Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Tuesday! We're just about to start arrays to build foundational skills for multiplication. I happen to have some wooden dowels and styrofoam. I'm going to have to try this!
    Denise
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

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  5. Great way to visualize multiplication! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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    1. Just want you to know I will be featuring this on Mom's Library this week! I hope you will stop by and share again!

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  6. What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for linking up:)
    Maribel

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  7. I have never seen anything like this. Very neat!!

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  8. Thank you for sharing! I included your blog post in the big collection of multiplication tower play through the years: http://www.moebiusnoodles.com/2014/02/multiplicationtowers/

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