Free Multiplication Stories For Kids: 2x2=4

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It's that time of year, near and far kids are learning their multiplication facts.   

Multiplication facts are the building blocks of math, and multiplication.com has come up with a great way to teach the times tables through pictures and stories. 

This activity is perfect for all learning styles and it's FUN,  and what kiddo couldn't use a little more fun in the math department?!  

For this activity have students get into pairs or small groups.  

Next, have the groups collaborate and come up with a short story to act out in front of the class using the equation 2 ( shoe) x  2( shoe) = 4 (floor).


 

Use the free worksheet provided as a guide for the story. Have the students write their short story in the space provided.  

If you have larger groups not all students will be actors, they will be a narrator. Now have each group perform their skit in front of the class. 

I guarantee they will never forget 2 x 2=4!   Bring in some props for them to use: a pair of large shoes, glasses, robes, jackets, etc. 

With our method at multiplication.com students will learn and recall facts based on a silly story and picture association.  

So in this case, 2 (shoe) x 2(shoe) = 4 (floor). Take a look:

Be sure to take advantage of our free online resources like games, worksheets, quizzes, flash cards, and more! 

Once your students have acted out their skits, watch this cool math video of our silly story for 2x2 = 4.

 Let us know how it went! Be sure to check out our other activities, we have one for every equation.