Practice Multiples Game plus Free Bonus!

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Intended Learning: To Develop facility with a family of multiplication facts

Materials to Make on Your Own (see attached pdf to download)
• Choose one Multiples of _ game board (game board masters for factors 2-9 are ready to download)
• 13 colored counters for each player
• Paper clip and pencil to use as a “spin”

Instructions:
1. Player one spins to create a multiplication problem. For example, if the Multiples of 4 game board is used and player one spins a 5, then player one creates the problem 4 x 5 or 5 x 4.

2. Player one states the number sentence and places a counter on the product.

3. The next player spins, states the problem, and places a counter on the product.

4. Players take turns until one player has 3 counters in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
5. If the product is no longer available, the player may spin again.

Responses, variations, and extensions:

  • These games are most effective with students who have a concept of multiplication as repeated addition.
  • Students may use materials to calculate the facts as needed
  • Students should be cautioned not to guess; rather they should use strategies to determine the products. Inaccurate guesses can imprint the incorrect fact leading to further difficulty.
  • For an extension, encourage students to select strategically the product if it is available in more than one location. Moves may either advance a player’s own cause or block the opponent from achieving three in a row

BONUS: Free Ready Set Math Lesson

Ready Set Math Lesson:
Multiplication Bingo

Find all the materials you need to download in the above link.

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