I use this project when I start my multiplication unit to teach repeated addition, groups of, commutative property, and arrays. You could also replace one with a multiplication word problem and picture.
These are very basic division strategies designed to introduce the concept. These Division Strategies are strategies that allow students to think differently and learn to manipulate numbers in ways that allow them to feel like they are in control of numbers.
This helps children so they can move the fingers instead of trying to use their fingers. Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.