One of the first things that we go over when I get my new kids in 6th grade is the different ways to write multiplication. Usually we start by brainstorming different ways and then I introduce the new “middle school multiplication” notation. All my girls love using a * instead of a x until they realize how much longer it takes to write π We created an anchor chart this year and I typed it up for my students so they could have a reference in their binders all year round. Today when we were learning the distributive property, a bunch of the students referenced it! Click on the image below to download the PDF.

Sorry for the super short post! It’s been a crazy week already π Enjoy!

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This is perfect!! Thanks Kate!

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