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Soccer Balls

Add some variety to your teaching of two-digit multiplication with this fun skills practice exercise. Presented with a geometric design of six soccer balls each with two-digit multiplication problems written inside of them, students must first find each product and then color in the image based on whether the answers they found are odd or even.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign this worksheet as an in-class or homework exercise during an upper-elementary unit on multiplication
  • Use this resource to differentiate instruction, offering it as an extension activity for younger children or remedial practice for older learners
Classroom Considerations

  • Scratch paper will need to be provided for solving the multiplication problems, as there is little space available on the worksheet itself
  • Worksheet does not provide any example problems and assumes children have already been introduced to multiplication of two-digit numbers
Pros

  • Step-by-step instructions clearly explain how to complete the worksheet
  • Activity allows children to choose which colors they want to use
  • Three extension problems are provided where students must identify the missing digit in two-digit multiplication problems
Cons

  • The included answer key only provides solutions to the three extension problems
Included Materials

  • Answer Key

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