My class loves Math! For Multiplication, I’ve done different kinds of arrays with food (cereal), pasta, and stickers. I have to say stickers were the easiest to use, dyed pasta looked the best on the bulletin board, but using cereal is the favorite. When doing division we group the food or stickers in circles. Right now we’re working on measuring and I’ve always done the airplane lesson. In the classroom, we make a paper airplane, then we get into groups. We go outside, fly our paper airplanes on the butcher paper, mark where it landed, and measure the distance. This year, I didn’t use butcher paper, instead I had the kids fly the airplane on a yellow line (playground area) and we marked the floor with chalk.
To keep track of Multiplication, I use popcorn boxes from Party City and just cut out Manilla paper.