As an extension to several Everyday Math lessons that have focused on skip counting, doubles facts and touched on the relationship between multiplication and (repeated) addition, the kids have been hard at work creating Math Monsters. To create their monsters, the kids flipped a card and recorded groups of four based on the number they flipped. For example, if a child flipped the number 3, they recorded the fact, 3x4, and then recorded 3 groups of four. They solved the fact by using repeated addition, 4+4+4=12. Finally, the kids looked on the class Math Monster poster to determine what body part to add to their very own monster. It was so exciting to see how completely engaged the kids were in this spooky activity! Be sure to check out these wonderful creations both in the pictures below and displayed in our classroom.