Copy on cardstock and cut cards apart. Laminating is highly suggested since students will be using the cards repeatedly.
Distribute one card to each student, then distribute the extras to students who can manage playing 2 cards. There are 36 cards in the set.
As you distribute the cards, encourage students to begin thinking about what the question will be for their card according to the area model shown. This will better prepare them to answer.
When all cards are distributed, the student with the card that states “I have the first card.” should read the entire card. The student with the corresponding product and area model for the questioned fact reads his/her product and then the question at the bottom of the card. Some products are used multiple times. For that reason, students must look at the area model as well. Play continues until a student reads the card that states “This is the last card.”
Consider using a stopwatch to time the class game. Record the time on the board so that students try each game to beat their current best time. This practice encourages students to stay attentive and prompts students to practice basic facts so that the class time improves.
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