Multiplication Around the World Game
This PowerPoint slide show enables the classroom white board or TV screen to be used in place of a deck of flash cards for playing Around the World, a classic multiplication practice game. The slide show includes two slides for each multiplication fact from the zeroes through the twelves. To play the game, students should be seated in rows or in a circle. Select a student to begin. That student should stand next to the player seated beside him or her. The teacher clicks the computer mouse to bring up a multiplication fact slide. The two students compete to call out the correct product first. If the standing student wins, he or she moves on to stand behind the next classmate in the row or circle, and they compete using the next fact slide. If the standing student is defeated, he or she sits down in place of the new winner, who now stands behind the next student in the row or circle. The standing student continues to move through the rows or around the circle until defeated, and then sits down in the spot of the new winner. Play continues until any particular student returns to his or her original seat, thus completing the trip Around the World. This player is named the champion of the game. The trip around the world doesn't have to be completed in one turn. It normally requires several turns of traveling before anyone gets back to his or her original seat. This game is intended to promote speed and accuracy. Five seconds after each multiplication fact slide is shown, its product is automatically revealed on the screen. If neither competitor has called out the correct product before it is revealed, the next slide should be brought up so that they can try a new problem.