Chant the 3 times table, raising a finger for each multiple.
Make number cards 0 -12.
Shuffle the set of card and place them face down.
Turn one card over.
On a bead number line, draw on hops of 3.
Count the number of hops that match the card turned over, e.g. 6 - do 6 hops and see where you land.
Now record this as a calculation e.g. 6 x 3 = 18 (the no. you land on) then record the others in the same family.
3 x 6 = 18
Next write the corresponding divisions, e.g. 18 ÷ 3 = 6 and 18 ÷ 6 = 3 .
When you have used all their cards, add together the digits of each multiple of 3 and discuss what they notice.