This properties of multiplication game has a pizza theme. Each space of the game board represents a property of multiplication: Identity property, Zero property, Commutative property, Associative property, and distributative property. The kids will roll the dice and then follow the directions to move around the board. This fits perfectly in a file folder, as it includes a cover sheet, game board to staple on the inside fo the folder, and answer cards. Makes a great math center activity!!
Note: When you print the game out and place it in the file folder, it will be upside down on one side... just turn the board around..(easy peezy,,, you will see)... when kids sit around the board, it faces the kids on each side of the board. :-)
I really like the game. The only problem is that when the two 1/2 of the gameboard are put into a folder they do not match up as printed. You must turn one 1/2 of the board upside down in order to create a flowing gameboard.
hey there,,,, thanks for the positive feedback. I totally understand the comment about the game board being flipped. When I designed it for my class it turned out that way, but it worked and the kids liked it, so I figured that it would work for others, too. Also, I figured that depeding on where you sit around the board, half of it is typically upside down anyway... :-) Maybe I can get around to reworking it one day, but until then, hopefully others can enjoy it just like your kids and my kids did. Thanks again!!
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Hey Molly! I was wondering if I'm looking at this wrong, or it backwards? The two side to the game go the same direction, so they don't line up with each other in a file folder. Are they supposed to run together like a large rectangle? Thanks!
hey,,,, yes, but you flip one around so that it is facing out on one side. Basically, all kids will have one part facing them as they sit around the board. I hope that makes sense. It is right side up on the side of the board you are sitting.