Learn 4 Math Facts at Once with Google Slides


CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.1 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. 

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.2 Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares.

Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.


45-60 minutes

Technology Required

Students will need access to a computer or tablet and Google slides.


Start with a video as an ice breaker. Then, students read or listen to a presentation explaining how each math fact is actually four. Students complete an activity where they create their own math facts slides. A recommended video explains features of Google slides. Students complete the lesson playing Making Camp Dakota, solving word problems using division.


Watch a video : Four Math Facts in One

In 4 minutes, this video explains how each time you learn a math fact, you are really learning four facts

Listen to/ Read a presentation on four math facts at a time

This presentation explains how one math fact is actually four because 7 x 6 = 42 means that 42 ÷ 7 = 6 and also that 6 x 7 = 42 and 42 ÷ 6 = 7. As an added bonus, it includes some ranch vocabulary like cattle, steer, heifer and bull.

Example from presentation

After the teacher has given the first part of the presentation, students are challenged to first show how a given math fact is actually four math facts, using steers. Next, students create their own examples. The easiest way to do this is through assignment in Google classroom or other system, including email, giving students their own copies of the slides to modify.

Recommended Video: Math Facts with Google Slides

If your students are unsure how to copy and paste, how to select multiple elements at a time, rotate objects or insert a duplicate slide, it is all in this video. Why not watch the video first? Because students often pay more attention once they realize they have questions that can be assigned by the assigned video.

How do you copy 84 chickens?

Play Making Camp Dakota

Making Camp Dakota
Making Camp Dakota teaches division of two- and three-digit dividends

Play Making Camp Dakota: Past and Present to learn about Dakota history and culture and solve division problems, such as dividing the people on the buffalo hunt. Students can be assigned to go directly to the game here or to access it by selection in the games portal for kids.


Two types of assessment are included in this lesson:

  1. Students create their own math facts slides, and in-game assessment.
  2. Problems are scored automatically in Making Camp Dakota and data are available through the teacher reports.

Differentiated Instruction

Many students with learning disabilities have stronger achievement in one area than another, for example their grade level in reading is higher than in mathematics. For these students in higher grades, an assignment to learn to use presentation software such as Google slides is age appropriate and intrinsically interesting and at the same time increases their knowledge of basic math facts.

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