As teachers we want our students to develop a strong understanding of the multiplication facts. If you live in a state that uses the Common Core standards (or some variation of them), foundational understanding of multiplication begins in the 2nd grade. Students work with equal groups of objects and then transition in 3rd grade to representing and solving multiplication problems within 100.
Mike, the main character in the book tries to avoid washing the dishes until they multiply and his dad catches him in the act. This book embeds multiplication facts throughout the story to calculate the number of dishes that Mike needs to wash. This is an entertaining story that will engage your students in the plot. To check out this book, click here: Stacks of Trouble
All of the books can be found on Amazon. If you decide to purchase any of the resources, I will get a small commission by referring you because I’m a participant in the Amazon Services Program.
Check and see if your media specialist has any of these books available in your school. What books do you use to introduce or support multiplication in your classroom? Please share in the comments section. I would love to add some more books to my math library.53