This resource is aimed at pupils in middle/senior classes or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on multiplication. It is based on the use of a calculator to multiply tens and units by units.
Cut up the sheets into twenty separate cards and laminate them individually. Pupils should use a calculator to work out the sum on the top of each card and place a clothes peg on the correct answer on the bottom of the card from the four options given.
This pack could be split up into two packs of ten if so desired by the teacher
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but can work out the multiplication sum using the calculator. It is a way for them to demonstrate their understanding of multiplication. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what Maths topic we were currently working on.
This activity could also be used as an independent work task completed by a pupil in their work station.