Reward your hard-working math-heads!
I created this certificate to motivate and encourage students to work toward fluency and automaticity with their multiplication facts.
Download the sample; I include multiplication instruction tips along with the certificate of mastery.
We work on the facts starting the first week of school and as students feel ready, we check that fluency! If they know their facts “in a snap,” they get to take the certificate home after I have signed and dated it with great flourish.
I make it a big deal because I know math will be much easier for them down the road if these facts are automatic.
Set a goal, make it fun
Every year my 4th grade students meet the goal of all students knowing their facts by Thanksgiving break. I always tie the importance of mastery to real-world examples of when I had to multiply quickly.
Watch your students grow…and celebrate with this certificate!
These certificates are an easy and effective way to reinforce student accomplishments. You get one for each of the following standards, plus one that you can customize. Click Here
Common Core Focus: Multiplication
- CCSS.Math.Content 3.OA.7 – Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as relationship between multiplication and division or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
- CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.