Multiplication Facts Carton Caps Activity

Multiplication fact fluency is important for upper elementary students as they prepare for algebra readiness in the middle grades. This activity uses milk carton caps to give students a break from flashcard and phone game drills. The student dumps 144 caps with the products for the 1 to 12 multiplication facts onto a table. Then she rearranges them into a standard 1 x 12 multiplication table. For a struggling grade 4 or 5 student this activity will take 30 to 45 minutes. Students with good recall of the basic multiplication facts and that enjoy puzzles can do it in 15 to 25 minutes.

  • Materials Used:
    • 144 Caps
    • Sharpie
    • Ziploc for storage