Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Multiplication Circles

I love multiplication circles because they can really help right brained creative kids understand multiplication. Plus, they are interesting for kids who already have a good handle on multiplication.

Completing one of the circles is a bit like doing a dot-to-dot using the ones digit of a multiplication table multiplier. Ok, so that was a bit confusing, so let me try an example.

For example, the numbers in the four times table are 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36 and 40. If you look only at the ones digit you should notice a repeating pattern of 0,4,8,2,6. Those are the numbers to use for the circle dot-to-dot. Try the other numbers to see some more interesting designs.
My eleven year old who was way beyond multiplication loved this activity. Malke at The Map is Not the Territory used a variation of this concept to create Christmas Ornaments. Check it out.

Click here for the free printable.
Free Multiplication Circle Printable

Please visit our math page to see more creative math activities.



11 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this! The stars you linked up are gorgeous - it'll be fun to combine them...Thanks for the printable!

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  2. I absolutely love this! The stars you linked up are gorgeous - it'll be fun to combine them...Thanks for the printable!

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  3. Thanks for posting the great idea. Can't wait to try it out.

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  4. Thank you; did this with my girls this morning and they loved it!

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  5. This looks really neat! Thanks for sharing the idea!

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  6. Awesome. What a wonderful idea for visual learners.This looks like something my daughter would really like.

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  7. My daughter is just starting multiplication and she is very right-brained! I've pinned this to add to her math lessons :)

    I found your post on Share It Saturday. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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    1. That's great. My math page has lots of other right-brained math activities and you may want to consider following Highhill Education by email, as I have many more math activities yet to post.

      http://highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com/p/math.html

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  8. That's pretty cool. I love seeing math from a different angle :).

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  9. I love Whatdowedoallday.com for all her great learning activities and book lists and I recently stumbled on this gem on her site.http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/2015/07/simple-spirolateral-math-art-for-kids.html My kids and I had a blast doing these.

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