Would you like your students to have their own Rekenrek with 20 beads that shows the relationships between 5 and 10?

They are actually quick and easy to make and because they are on a wooden paint stirrer base, very sturdy. Click the link above, Google rekenrek and check out this pdf for more ideas – Rekenrek activities

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This scaffolds the structure of short division with the 3| on the outside of the vertical line, the |15 on the inside and the answer above.

]]>I watched a clip from Waldorf maths and loved these times tables stars! Join the last digit on the circle to make a pattern. The templates are here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/times-table-stars-11183992

Here’s another clip to show you 4s and 6s but I have made templates for 2s up to 13s!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1ALx5q6jO4

Single and double digit multiplication are also shown using Multiplicative Thinking Blocks.

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I have uploaded both Word and PDF so that if you would like to edit them you can.

Click the link to download files : What makes my number

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