In third grade students are expected to identify arithmetic patterns in a multiplication table.
A multiplication table is great, but it gives students all the information. A hundreds chart is a better way to get students engaged in this process as they skip count to find the multiples of a number.
This free Multiplication Patterns printable is a great activity to complete during your guided math groups.
Look for Patterns
Have students color in the multiples of a number. The picture below shows the multiples of 5. Students share what patterns they notice.
A hundreds chart is a great visual. Students will quickly see the pattern and can usually continue it without assistance.
Your students may need prompting at the beginning to put the patterns they see into sentences using math vocabulary words. Ask the following questions to get them started.
- Are the multiples odd or even?
- Do the multiples alternate between even and odd?
- Are the multiples divisible by 2?
- Do you see a pattern in the ones place?
Multiplication Facts – Patterns in a Hundreds Chart
The free download includes a document that lists patterns for multiples of 2-12.
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