– 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.
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.