# Number Sense Craftivity

– Students trace their hands, cut out & glue down onto A3 paper, except for the fingers!

They can then make sums to 10 by folding the fingers down & counting, and recording the sums underneath.

Older students can use this craft to learn the 9 times table finger trick!

Fold down the finger that you are multiplying 9 by (e.g. For 6×9 you would fold down the 6th finger). Count how many fingers are to the left of that folded down finger (5) & how many are to the right of that finger (4). That is your answer! 6 x 9 = 54!

I originally saw this idea on this page: http://kindergartendoodles.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/building-number-sense.html?m=1 but I didn’t have a cricut machine to make the hands.

Instead the kids trace their own hands to work with. I also decided to get them to record their sums underneath as a way to consolidate their learning.

### 17 thoughts on “Number Sense Craftivity”

1. WOW! love this idea. Thanks heaps I will def be using in the classroom and will have to reblog as well. Such a simple yet effective idea 🙂

2. Reblogged this on beebee225.

3. Thanks Denise, I used this with year 1/2 and it was a hit! Loved how hands-on (no pun intended!) it was 🙂 We combined the activity with singing the Friends of 10 song – a great lesson all-round!

4. Reblogged this on Using new technologies in language learning and commented:
Great examples!
I should think for more of these in my language teaching – cross curriculum connections with English and Maths 🙂

5. another good way for children to learn basic maths is to use dice. They then get a ‘picture’ in their head for each number and find it much easier to add them together.

• I agree, Elizabeth!

6. I’m 67 years old and this is the first time I’ve ever seen the “multiply by 9” trick. Thanks for teaching an old dog a new trick. hahahaha

7. This is amazing! thanks!

8. What an awesome idea. I have a 5 1/2 yr old this will really capture his imagination.

9. Reblogged this on mylearningbits.