Super cool new hands trick for multiplication, freebie, and winners!

Congrats to Gina and Tara for winning my Polar Express Packet!
I will be emailing you soon with your prize! I know many of you were interested in winning this packet! So just a way of saying thank you for all the compliments, I will be having my Polar Express Theme Packet on sale  through Saturday for...20% off at my TPT shop! Go snag it up today while it is on sale!

So, browsing Pinterest last night, I found this AWESOME, AMAZING, really COOL YouTube video with a new hands trick for multiplication! You have to check this out if you teach multiplication...

I was in shock! I think this is super cool. So I scratched my lesson plans for today, and jumped right in with teaching this trick! Here are some pictures from today!

I had them create a poster! They had to do the same thing the guy did in the video. 

Here they are using the trick!
And more kids using the trick
And this was a final poster. I also had them write down each set of multiplication facts and solve each one using the new trick! They LOVED this. 

So what did I do??? After the gym, I came home right away and made a poster to display in the classroom! 
  If you are interested in this poster, you can get it here for FREE! All I ask is you just leave some love:) I really enjoy reading every single comment; it means SO much to me!  I can't help but feel a bit sad that no one commented on my Bully Video:( The kids and I worked very hard on that, and out of the 50 people who viewed that blog post, no one commented:( 

My principal, guidance councilor , RTI teacher and literacy coach all came in yesterday and watched it with my class. They were amazed with the video. My Principal actually is forwarding it to his boss and the superintended! YIKES! He even wants me to show it at the next staff meeting! If you didn't get a chance to watch it, please check it out here or this link I have on YouTube Well, that's it for today! 

I hope to see you all again later this week!


  1. Sorry, I can't get your bully video to play, it keeps buffering...I'm positive it's my computer, not your video! I don't teach math, but I'm going to take a look at your Polar Express pack!
    I'm going to pass along the video to my teammmate, the math guru!

    1. Try the new link I just added...that might have been the problem!

  2. Thanks Tonya! I'm right in the middle of our multiplication unit and this is a great trick to show the kids. I think they'll love it. Thanks so much for the video and the poster!
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

  3. My daughter's teacher is now teaching multiplication. I have forwarded all the cool stuff you have already posted here. I will have to add this video. She may have already found it because she now follows your blog too. Love seeing your ideas come home at night! Thanks

  4. I love this trick. I recently started multiplication so I'm going to show the video and teach this tomorrow (I teach third grade too).

    I just wanted you to know that I always enjoy visiting your blog. I am a follower by my work email as well as through blogger and I always look forward to getting to work and checking your blog ....thank you!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

    1. you are too sweet! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

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  6. Love, Love the multiplication trick. Downloaded video and chart - many thanks:)

  7. Love, love, love your blog!!!! I found that trick about a week ago but didn't know about the video. Thanks for sharing! I couldn't get the bully video to work but I'll keep trying. If it's even close to how fabulous everything else you do, I know it will be amazing!!


  8. Yay! I am so excited! I am going to watch the bully video AND multiplication video now. Teaching multiplication facts is like pulling teeth these days!
    Third Grade Tidbits

  9. Hey Tonya I was just wondering if you ever emailed this because I never got it. :(

    1. yeah I did the day I posted it! I can email it again!

    2. Hmm I checked my spam and it isn't there either. Is my email maybe wrong? It is thirdgradetidbitsATgmailDOTcom.