DIY Checkerboard

This math lesson is designed for 6 to 12-year-old children and guides them to make their own checkboard.

The checkerboard is a traditional material used to teach long and short multiplication to the children. It is divided into families of hundreds, thousands, and millions. It is a fun and creative way of learning and practicing the operations of multiplication on multiple digits.

Materials Required

1. A piece of cardboard
2. Ruler
3. Cardstock – green, blue, red, white, and grey
4. Markers – green, blue, red, and black
5. Scissors
6. Glue/ Double-sided tape
7. Color pencils
8. Pencil and eraser
9. Graph paper

Guide the child to make their own checkerboard, as shown in the video, and help them get a better understanding of the math concepts.

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Video Created by: Mrs. Restrepo (The Post Oak School)

Elementary | Math | DIY Checkerboard
This video has been added and used with the author’s permission. It is also available on the author’s YouTube, here.


  • Elementary
  • English
  • Math