A fun way for students to practice using repeated addition as a way to represent multiplication.
Use this resource when teaching students that repeated addition is also multiplication.
Students work with a partner and play ‘store’. The customer places their order (toy cards) in a shopping cart and brings their items to the cashier. The cashier completes an order form and uses repeated addition to reflect the subtotal for each toy, e.g., if the customer buys 3 tubs of Slime Goop, they write $2 + $2 + $2. The cashier calculates the total amount and the customer pays using play money. The cashier must give back any change that is due. Then the students swap roles.
This activity is perfect to use in a math center.
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