Build a fun, visual tool to reinforce multiplication times tables.
- Students practice, memorize and learn times tables through visual prompts and hands on manipulation.
- Students develop a positive attitude toward learning multiplication/times tables.
Math (Uses basic and advanced procedures while performing the processes of computation)
Ellison Equipment Required
XL Ellison LetterMachine
Ellison Prestige Pro
Ellison RollModel Machine
Ellison Prestige Select
Ellison Dies Used
Ellison SureCut Die Set - Block Alphabet, Number Set 125 Inch
Ellison SureCut Die Set - Block Alphabet, Number Set 3 Inch
Ellison SureCut Die - Circle XL
Ellison SureCut Die - Heart & Arrow LG
Materials and Tools Used
Construction Paper, 9" x 12" - 50 Pack
Cardstock Pack, 8 1/2" x 11"
Mat Stacks, 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", Pad of 144
Xyron 900 System (optional)
The clock example shown is for multiplying 3's. We recommend creating additional multiplication clocks for times tables as they are taught through out the year.
1. Die-cut 8" Circle from green cardstock or construction paper.
2. Cut a 15" x 15" piece of turquoise poster board and adhere the Circle in the center of the square (Figure A).
| Figure A|
3. Die-cut 3" Block Number (for the multiplication table currently being taught) from purple cardstock or construction paper. Adhere this to center of Circle (Figure B).
| Figure B|
4. Mark the center of the Circle and use a nail to punch a hole through the Number, Circle and poster board (Figure C).
| Figure C|
5. Use adhesive letters or handprint to designate the numbers on the clock (see Finished Clock).
| Finished Clock|
6. Die-cut Arrow from the LG Heart & Arrow die using light turquoise cardstock. Use a paper punch to put a hole at the back end of the Arrow (the end opposite the point).
7. Push a brad through the Arrow, the Circle "clock" and the poster board. Spread the prongs in the back to secure, being sure to leave Arrow loose enough to move on the clock.
8. Die-cut 1 1/4" Block Numbers from black paper to complete the multiplication table answers. Adhere Numbers to 2" x 3" rectangles of green paper or poster board (Figure D).
| Figure D|
9. Number rectangles can be placed on the Multiplication Chart for learning practice or Velcro dots can be used. Put the dot (loop tape) directly in line with the clock hand when it points to the number in the problem (Figure E).
| Figure E|
The opposing Velcro dot (hook tape) would be placed in the center of the number rectangles, allowing students to decide which number goes in which location.