This time around we started without paper and just used the Cuisenaire Rods. I tried to help my girls see more interesting ways of naming numbers to help develop more number sense and especially to work on fractions skills. This is a great activity to do to help you know where a child is at in their understanding and to help stretch their thinking to more mature ways of viewing numbers. You can work on all sorts of skills. It’s the type of activity that can be done many ways and at many levels!

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# Multiplication War Game – Free Math Tutoring Video

The game idea in this free math tutoring video comes from LetsPlayMath.net. We just added Cuisenaire Rods to make it more tactile and visual. If you watch through the whole thing you will see my girls using the distributive property over and over to figure out multiplication facts. And at the end, you’ll see what kind of number awareness happens when kids have a chance to work with these rods a lot. They understand this stuff better than I do, I can promise you that!

# Multiples-Tac-Toe Game – Free Math Tutoring Video

You don’t need the Cuisenaire Rods too much for the game in this free math tutoring video, but it’s helpful to have them around just in case. I found this game at LetsPlayMath.net. She’s got lots of great suggestions over there!