Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Multiplication Game

This great math idea was submitted by Maribeth, a 4th and 5th Grade Teacher, in Baltimore, MD.  To drill my students on multiplication facts, we play Toss it Tuesday!

To play this game, I divide students into two teams and have them line up facing each other with two plastic hoops placed on the floor between them. A student from each team tosses a die into the hoop in front of him or her. I ask the students to multiply the numbers on the die. The first student to say the correct answer gets to play again. Game can be made more challenging by using three students or three dice. The game can be simplified by asking students to add the numbers on two die, or to subtract the lowest number from the highest. When played sans hoops, this game works as a tabletop game.

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