My students needed to practice their multiplication facts so I told them I would make them flash cards. However, to make flash cards for multiplication and division facts 1 through 12 for 17 children... well, that's a lot of paper. So I found these disks and they took far less time, and are so much cooler. My kiddo's loved them! You can even get your students in on the fun!
So here is how to make them:
1. Cut out a circle.
2. Put 12 holes around the edge - I used a cool star punch.
3. Put x ___ (the factor i.e. 1,2,3,4 etc...) in the middle.
4. Next to each hole write the numbers 1- 12 (I wrote mine random - because I wanted my students to practice them - you could also write them in order)
1. Write ÷ __(same factor as above)
2. Put your finger over the hole and figure out the problem from the other side. For example: If your factor in the middle is 6 and the hole you put your finger over is 7 (from the multiplication side) do 6 x 7. This equals 42 so write 42 on the hole. Do this for each number. If you provided the circles your students could do this and check it on a multiplication chart. The act of creating these could be it's own practice.
Here is an example of step two from above: 6 x 10
is equal to 60. When I flip the disk over and look at the number where my finger was it shows 60