The 4.OA.2 standard asks students to multiply or divide in order to solve real world problems, use drawings and equations with symbols to represent unknown numbers, and to "DISTINGUISH MULTIPLICATIVE COMPARISON FROM ADDITIVE COMPARISON"
This game specifically focuses on distinguishing between the multiplicative comparison (focusing on two quantities where one is a specific number of times larger than the other. example "How many times as much?" ), and additive comparison (focusing on the difference between two quantities. example: "How many more?" "How many in all?")
The game board is easy to print mostly black and white. There are directions included, but I recommend letting the students read the directions on their own. :-)
This game includes a lot of oral conversation, and is great for ELL students!
The questions range from simple addition to triple digit addition, and single by single digit multiplication to single by double digit.
The answers are posted for students to check each other.
Great for Math Centers ! Students must play several rounds to win the game so they will be occupied for 40-50 minutes
By the time standardized testing rolls around, you will be very happy your students practiced the difference between multiplication and addition in word problems!