Every Factivation!® lesson includes a wide variety of printable options, each designed for a specific purpose. The workpages, activities, and assessments provide targeted practice with the facts from the current lesson, deepening students’ understanding through repeated exposure and varied experiences with the same Multiplication facts. Many also spiral back to review facts from previous lessons, while others connect the current focus facts to their Division counterparts.
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Students learn what Multiplication means using the Concept Builders that accompany each Factivation!® lesson. Each Concept Builder targets one fact from the current lesson. Students analyze and deconstruct the fact by creating representative models. The student-created models illustrate Multiplication as repeated Addition. The activity is completed with students using the fact and its commutative counterpart to create a fact family with the associated Division facts. Vocabulary included: commutative, repeated addition, array, fact family, factors, product. Use this activity following your Factivation!® instructional video OR to reinforce the current lesson’s focus facts during your morning warm-up.
# Concept Builders Available: 26 (About 3 per lesson)
The Finger Factor trick provides a simple strategy to quickly find the product of any Multiplication fact with 9 as a factor. Use the Nines Practice Mat when first introducing the Lesson 4 Finger Factor trick to young children. The numbered fingers provide instant feedback on whether or not the correct finger is being used to find the product.
# Nines Practice Mats Available: 1 (For Lesson 4 only)
Using the four practice pages that accompany each lesson, students get repeated exposure to the lesson’s focus facts and repeated practice with the strategy presented in the instructional videos (Full Video and Quick Flick). After completing the top portion of the page, students put the strategy to use solving the “test row” at the bottom of the page (The test row mimics the same look and format of the Progressive Assessments).
# Practice Pages Available: 36 (4 per lesson)
After showing the Full Video or Quick Flick, distribute an Accuracy Builder. At this point, do not be concerned about speed (that’s what the Fluency segment is for!) Rather, the goal is for students to accurately recall products and build confidence while doing so. Draw students’ attention to the Strategy Cue at the top (#1). Tell them they’ll put that strategy to use in the Repeated Practice section (#2). Allow ample time to complete, then GO OVER correct answers, allowing students to make any needed corrections. Explain that in the Mixed Review section (#3), new facts will be mixed in with those previously mastered. When finished with Section 3, GO OVER correct answers, allowing students to make any needed corrections. Repeat daily until consistent success is observed.
# Accuracy Builders Available: 16 (2 per lesson, Repeated use as needed)
No need for flashcards! All Multiplication facts may be practiced using the foldable flipbook with each Factivation!® lesson. Store flipbook sets easily in a quart sized Ziploc and send home for nightly practice with a parent or sibling. Students may cut and color (if not printed on colored card stock, as pictured). Inside each flip book is a strategy prompt (from the accompanying Factivation!® video lesson), Multiplication focus facts and commutative counterparts. Flaps keep answers covered, but flip up for easy self-checking of products. Watch a student demonstration of simple flipbook folding here!
# Flipbooks Available: 9 (1 per lesson)
Fact War is two-person game played just like Battleship. Reinforce the facts from the current lesson by allowing students to play when finished with assignments, during indoor recess, during Math centers, or send home for family involvement.
# Fact War Games Available: 9 (1 per lesson)
Perfect for Math Stations or as a purposeful indoor recess activity! This printable game can also be sent home to play with family members. Store easily in a gallon ziploc with playing pieces (about 10 each of 2 colors) and 2 paperclips. The object is to answer Multiplication facts and get four products in a row. Strategize (by using algebraic thinking) to block opponents’ plays. This game provides endless opportunities to review the focus facts and commutative counterparts learned in each Factivation!® lesson. Get full game instructions here. Also look for the “Fact War” game in each lesson-played just like Battleship!
ADDENDS OF NINE GAME (not pictured)
# Addends of Nine Games Available: 1 (3 Game Variations, For Lesson 4 only)
Once students are demonstrating accuracy recall of products (with consistency), administer the Accuracy Assessment. Have students fold paper into fourths. You only need to use one section. Find “Attempt #1” and allow a reasonable amount of time for students to complete. REMEMBER: this assessment precedes the Fluency Building segment, so speed is not being measured. If students are ready, move on to Segment 3: Fluency Building. If not, SAVE the assessment, repeat the above, and administer “Attempt #2” when ready.
# Accuracy Assessments Available: 36 (1 per lesson, 4 per page)
Eliminate intimidation and build Mathematical confidence with the Factivation!® Progressive Assessments. Like the Accuracy Assessment above, the Progressive Assessments do not test until it’s been addressed! In other words, they assess only facts for which the student has received instruction. Students answer all visible facts: those from the current and previous lessons. Future facts are present, but hidden under the lesson name in which the fact will be taught. Progressive Assessments are versatile. Teachers may utilize the entire page, or save time and paper by using the top or bottom portion only. Form B above is to test accuracy, not fluency (Form A). Students are offered a strategy prompt on this form.
# Progressive Assessments, with Prompts, Available: 9 (1 per lesson)
Educational research has shown that one of the highest probable yield strategies for improving performance is to have students track their own progress. The Speed Check Chart allows students to do just that and was adapted from the “Student Speed Check” activity from interventioncentral.org. Use it daily with your Fluency Builder activity to increase both speed and motivation.
# Speed Check Charts Available: 1 (Repeated use with ALL lessons)
Looking for an incredibly quick way to determine lesson mastery? The Factivation!® One-Minute Assessments are designed to do just that! Fold the One-Minute Assessment page into fourths and direct students to “Attempt 1″. Allow 15 seconds per row for completion. (The assessment takes one minute total.) Assess mastery by looking at the “raised” 3-dimensional boxes. Spot-check the 2-D boxes (facts previously mastered) for retention. Circle “Pass or Try Again” at the top. If needed, save papers, reteach and move onto “Attempt 2″ when ready. The Factivation!® One-Minute Assessments provide teachers with an efficient, yet accurate assessment of understanding.
# One-Minute Assessments Available: 36 (1 per lesson, 4 per page)
Eliminate intimidation and build Mathematical confidence with the Factivation!® Progressive Assessments. Like the One-Minute Assessment above, the Progressive Assessments do not test until it’s been addressed! In other words, they assess only facts for which the student has received instruction. Students answer all visible facts: those from the current and previous lessons. Future facts are present, but hidden under the lesson name in which the fact will be taught. Progressive Assessments are versatile: Teachers may utilize the entire page, or save time and paper by using the top or bottom portion only. Form A above is to test fluency, not just accuracy (Form B). To time assessment, multiply the number of problems in EACH row by 4 seconds (3 seconds for product retrieval + 1 second to write answer). Administer one row at a time, with all subsequent rows covered. (Be sure to distribute a cover sheet before beginning assessment!)
# Progressive Assessments, without Prompts, Available: 9 (1 per lesson)
A new way to look at fact families! Students see clearly the relationship of Multiplication to Division using the Connectors activity. While the Logical Links pages (above) link a missing factor to the quotient, the Connectors page connects the product to the dividend! (All Multiplication-Division connections are illustrated in the Division video for each lesson.) For each robotic-looking “connector”, students fill in the product for the Multiplication facts and rewrite the same number as the Dividend for each Division fact. This page reinforces all focus facts for the current lesson, while allowing students to experience the Commutative Property and the reciprocity of Multiplication and Division.
# Connectors Available: 9 (1 per lesson)
Each Factivation!® lesson includes a Multiplication (and Division) Fluency Builder activity. The purpose of this power printable is to build automaticity with this lesson’s focus facts. The same printable may be used daily to build fact fluency with the facts from the current lesson. This activity may be done with student partners or in a “Race the Teacher” format, which students really enjoy! It can also be completed with a partner or individually. The NEW Speed Check Chart can accompany this printable to provide a research-based, highly motivational method of practice in which students chart their own progress from day to day.
Paper-saving tip: Print one Multiplication fluency builder per lesson and place under a page protector for repeated use with a dry erase marker!
# Division Fluency Builders Available: 9 (1 per lesson, Repeated use as needed)
The 4-Square Problem Solvers activity gradually releases responsibility to the student for analyzing and solving word problems involving Multiplication. The first problem (top left) demonstrates a simple four-step method for problem solving. Students follow the arrows to solve additional problems, each one requiring an extra step on the student’s part. Each word problem presented uses (and thereby reinforces) the current lesson’s focus facts. Students are taught four simple steps to solving word problems: Read the problem, create a model, write an equation, apply skills to solve.
Increase Rigor and Relevance: Allow partners or teams to work through this activity together. When finished students choose one (or more) of the lesson’s focus facts and use it to create a word problem(s). Have students write problems on notecards and arrange on desks for a game of Multiplication Scoot (students “scoot” from one desk to another, solving the problem and recording answers at each one.)
# Problem Solvers Available: 9 (1 per lesson)