The multiplication and division anchor cards are divided into eight sets. Each set contains 26 cards that focus on specific multiplication and division skills. The eight sets focus on the following:
Set A: 0, 1, 2 Multipliers
Set B: 1, 2, Divisors
Set C: 1 - 5 Multipliers
Set D: 1 - 5 Divisors
Set E: 1 - 7 Multipliers
Set F: 1 - 7 Divisors
Set G: 1 - 9 Multipliers
Set H: 1 - 9 Divisors
Answer keys are provided for each set of math anchors.
Uses of Math Anchors
Math anchors can be used to create anchor booklets that students complete in their spare time or the math anchors can be incorporated into your math center activities.
Simply copy one set of math anchors, attach the appropriate cover and you have an activity booklet that students can work on whenever they have spare time in their day. Students can work through Set A to Set H booklets or you can assign students different booklets depending on their instructional level. Students work through the anchor booklets at their own pace. If students require manipulatives to help them answer the math questions, provide bingo chips, cube-a-links, or similar objects for them to use to determine the answers.
Math Center Activities
Each set of math anchors has a different color of border. The colors make it easier to sort the cards should they get mixed up. There are two math anchors on each page. Either copy the math anchors onto white card stock on a color copier or print each set of math anchors on a different color of card stock. The math anchors could also be printed on regular white paper and then mounted onto colored bristol board or card stock.
After you have printed the math anchors, use a paper cutter to cut each page in half. There are 26 different math anchors in each set.
Provide students with a recording template that matches their instructional need. There are four different templates included in this package. The first template requires students to simply print their name, the name of the math anchor they are working on, and the answers to the ten questions. The second template has room for the students to print each question and its corresponding answer. Students who require an extra challenge could use the third or fourth template. The third template requires students to write the corresponding math fact to each question. The fourth template encourages students to write the four math facts found in the math family of each question.