Grade 3: Pocket Fold-Up Flashcards (#223)


A Year in the Life: Ambient Math Wins the Race to the Top!
Day 223

For one year, 365 days, this blog will address the Common Core Standards from the perspective of creating an alternate, ambient learning environment for math. Ambient is defined as “existing or present on all sides, an all-encompassing atmosphere.”

And ambient music is defined as: “Quiet and relaxing with melodies that repeat many times. Why ambient? A math teaching style that’s whole and all encompassing, with themes that repeat many times through the years, is most likely to be effective and successful.

Today’s post will feature a handy packet of times tables flashcards.  By mid-third grade all tables should pretty much be in place. With long multiplication and division coming right up and fractions on the horizon in Grade 4, this foundational skill is essential!

These little fold-ups are nice because each times table has its own venue, so to speak. They’re fun to make and easy to use, and very compact: all 11 tables (2s – 12s) make a neat stack that can be banded and stashed till next time.

The Math By Hand / Grade 3 / Kit 1 is a fantastic toolbox for times tables mastery. Here’s what you get for only $37! (FREE shipping / continental US.)

All hands-on materials and coordinated lessons/activities are included: 

Mini Cloth Chart and Pouch

Folding Factor Trees

Factors and Patterns Booklet – to go with the chart and factor trees

X-Cards – make the deck, then play fun times tables card games

Fold-Up Flashcards – pictured here:


Drills and rote learning can quickly become a boring chore, so do liven it up with Math By Hand’s colorful, hands-on materials! Go to the Math By Hand Grade 3 Shop page here and order today to get a jump on those times tables! 

And while you’re there if you haven’t yet, do subscribe to the FREE weekly Math By Hand newsletter, for lots of fun math tricks and treats delivered to your email inbox.  Find the opt-in form on every page of the website.  Knowledge ensues in an environment dedicated to imaginative, creative knowing, where student and teacher alike surrender to the ensuing of knowledge as a worthy goal. Tune in again tomorrow for more Grade 3 fun!

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